WEB 2.0 AND SOCIAL NETWORKING: STUDENT COLLABORATION AS A MEANS OF INTERNATIONALIZING THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
The use of online learning management systems (platforms) and teaching through technology provides great opportunities to make the learning of undergraduate psychology students far more international that it has ever been.
With an emphasis upon a student centered strategies, this presentation will describe online learning opportunities and student social networking experiments that can be used to foster international student to student collaborations in undergraduate psychology courses. Both the benefits and costs of embedding international experiences into course assignments will be demonstrated and discussed. The development of online ‘communities of practice’ (CoPs) will be considered both conceptually and pragmatically. Suggestions will be offered to establish and strengthen faculty networks in the service of realizing this potential.
© 2008 Victor Karandashev