Educators become familiar with the various models for leveraging technologies to bring students from different cultures together, a teaching and learning methodology known as Virtual Exchange (VE). Participants learn about the requirements for designing and implementing a successful VE (and the pitfalls to avoid!) and begin developing their own VE project plan. The course also includes weekly video meetings, typically on Friday afternoons in the host’s (requestor’s) time zone. No prior experience with virtual exchange is required.

Although preferred, having an established partner for the VE project plan portion of the course is not a prerequisite for participation in this course.