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Saturday, March 17 • 11:00am - 11:30am
OMIX. Online Multicultural & International Xperience: A happy coincidence to COIL.

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The intention of this presentation is to share a happy coincidence that had led us to COIL. How, without knowing, we were dabbling into one of the best options of internationalization for our faculty and students.
As part of the internationalization options that we offer to our graduate students enrolled in online programs, we developed a new opportunity called OMIX. We invited students from foreign Universities to join our students for a two week online experience where they could be able to reinforce transversal skills such as critical thinking, collaborative work, decision making, effective communication in a virtual environment, ethics, global perspective, and negotiation. In addition, one of the aims of OMIX was to observe the impact
of the international experiences and the virtual multicultural interaction in the perception of the cultural intelligence that students have about themselves.
OMIX results showed improvement on three of the four factors of the Cultural Intelligence Scale. After two weeks, there is a significant and positive difference in the Knowledge, Action and Strategy factors of the CQS, therefore, an online experience like this represents an opportunity to expand the global vision of the students. However, what we did not know while working on this, was that we were one-step close from COIL. After attending the Global Learning Conference in 2017, we realize that OMIX has the course, the activities and academic resources, the interest of the students around the world, the positive results, but we were missing the collaboration between the academic team.

Speakers
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Gabriela Méndez

Coordinator of International Educational Projects, Online Programs, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Gabriela Méndez Carrera has been working at Tecnológico de Monterrey for 10 years. She has been a tutor for online courses like E-commerce and Technology, Leadership for Business Innovation, E-business, Information Technology for business, and Information Technology Project Management... Read More →



Saturday March 17, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Room 5 FIT Conference Center

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