As colleges and universities in North America increasingly identify "internationalization" as a key component of the institution’s mission and strategic plans, faculty and administrators are charged with finding innovative and cost-effective approaches to meet those goals. This volume provides an overview and concrete examples of globally-networked learning environments across the humanities from the perspective of all of their stakeholders: teachers, instructional designers, administrators and students. By addressing logistical, technical, pedagogical and intercultural aspects of globally-networked teaching, this volume offers a unique perspective on this form of curricular innovation through internationalization. It speaks directly to the ways in which new technologies and pedagogies can promote humanities-based learning for the future and with it the broader essential skills of intercultural sensitivity, communication and collaboration, and critical thinking.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Globalization in the Humanities and the Role of Collaborative Online International Teaching and Learning Alexandra Schultheis Moore and Sunka Simon SECTION I: Designing and Developing COIL Courses Introduction 1.Collaborative Online International Learning: An Emerging Format for Internationalizing Curricula Jon Rubin and Sarah Guth 2. How To Get Started with COIL Sarah Guth and Jon Rubin 3. Globally Networked Learning Environments – An Administrator’s Perspective James R. Jansen 4. The Complementary Expertise of Faculty and Instructional Designers in the Design of Globally Networked Courses Richard Reo and Matthew Russell 5. Data Security in Digital and Online Collaboration: Considerations Melanie Wilson 6. Global Partnership for Intercultural Learning Janine DeWitt, Loes Damhof, Carolyn Oxenford, Ingrid Schutte, and Marca Wolfensberger SECTION II: Building a Borderless Class: Theories and Practices in the Humanities Introduction 7. Voices from the Periphery: The Victoria University and University of Texas at El Paso Global Learning Community Effy George and Irma Victoria Montelongo 8. Crossing Borders: Transnational Feminism and Transnationally Networked Learning Anne Sisson Runyan, Carolyn Stoll, and Marianne H. Marchand 9. Negotiating Sex and Gender across Continents Barbara LeSavoy, Ann Giralico Pearlman, and Elena Lukovistkaya 10. Re-Envisioning Diasporas in the Globally Connected Classroom Sunka Simon and Carina Yervasi 11. Cross-Cultural Negotiations of Human Rights in Literature and Visual Culture Alexander Hartwiger and Alexandra Schultheis Moore 12. Finding Common Ground: Human Rights and Cultural Difference, A Students’ Perspective Margaret Archbold and Dima Chami SECTION III Creative Knowledge Production in COIL Courses Introduction 13. International Teaching and Learning without Leaving the USA: Voice and Movement, Language and Literature Ubaldimir Guerra, Mary Guzzy, Ryan Hersha, Linda Nicholls-Gidley, Jayne Peaslee 14. Bringing Theory to Practice: Developing Facework Competence in Intercultural Collaborations Meredith Marko Harrigan and Mira Bergelson 15. Cinematic Storytelling Across Cultures: A Foundation for International Online Collaboration in Screenwriting Bettina Moss and James Napoli 16. Jazz, Constructionism, and Music Composition: Building Cultural Competencies in a Global Classroom through the Performing Arts Lenora Helm Hammonds, Turid Nørlund Christensen, Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor, Baron Tymas, Keld Hosbond, Mageshen Naidoo
Alexandra Schultheis Moore is Associate Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her monographs include Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and the Nation as Family (Palgrave 2004) and Embodiment, Vulnerability, and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture (Routledge, forthcoming). She has also co-edited, with Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, three volumes: Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature (Routledge 2012); Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies (MLA Options for Teaching Series, forthcoming); and Doubling the Voice: Survivors and Human Rights Workers Address Torture, Resistance, and Hope (Republic of Letters, under contract). With Sophia McClennen, she is co-editing the Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights (forthcoming).
Sunka Simon, Professor of German and Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore College is the author of the book Mail-Orders: The Fiction of Letters in Postmodern Culture (2002) and 18 scholarly articles on German literature, film, and popular German culture. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled Euro-Eyes: Regionalism and Globalization in German TV Formats.