OL 3300.01 Teaching the International Student, Feb2024

  • 03/04/2024

This course provides you with material and activities that can assist you in online classes that enroll significant numbers of international students. The course is designed for instructors without extensive experience with international students or those who have worked with international students only in advanced degree programs that afford considerable one-on-one interaction. Because online courses lack these affordances, this course will prepare faculty to work with international students in an online environment. World Campus growth trends project that more and more international students will enroll in online courses and programs in the coming years.

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Refer to research on the issues and concerns of postsecondary instructors working with international students in online environments.
  • Identify international students’ motivations for, and experiences with, taking online courses.
  • Improve international-student participation by employing cross-cultural sensitivity, intercultural awareness, and empathetic communication strategies.
  • Employ effective strategies to support intercultural communicative capacity.
  • Engage in critical reflection on assumptions or biases encoded in the curriculum.
  • Make curriculum adjustments for the international learner.
  • Number: OL 3300.01
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  • Mode: Instructor Led
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/week