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Saturday, March 17 • 10:30am - 11:00am
From experiment to generalizable model? Institutionalizing graduate-level, online collaborative learning in the Netherlands and United States, seven years on

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This talk reflects on seven years of experience developing, implementing, and institutionalizing an experimental collaborative, online international graduate course involving partner STEM research institutions in the Netherlands and United States. A unique feature of the course is that grad students have used distance/ virtual communication technology also in service as group externs for a third-party, international client organization. The talk reviews the initial aims, design and implementation of the jointly-developed course; identifies challenges and strategies for institutionalizing the course at the two universities; and explores prospects and challenges for further course and program development, as the institutions continue to expand and generalize traditional and collaborative distance learning, in both real-time and asynchronous modes.

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David Sonnenfeld

Professor, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Engaged in collaborative international research and teaching for more than two decades. Teaching interests include environmental policy and governance; science, technology and sustainability. Research Associate, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Great Hall FIT Conference Venue