Dr. Skylar Gremillion- Instructor, Department of Sociology
Dr. Kim MacGregor- Associate Professor, School of Education
Dr. Hector Zapata- Associate Vice Provost for International Programs
Hala Esmail- Educational Technology Consultant, Faculty Technology Center
In view of the growing enrollment of international students the need to provide effective learning environments for a diverse student community in higher education is increasing in importance. The dissonance experienced by international students in the acculturation process at a host university is well documented and impacts the quality of their experience (Stepanyan, Mather, & Dalyrymple, 2014). Efforts to internationalize the curriculum in higher education have reduced the cultural and learning dissonance in a population with diverse students (Crose, 2011; Stepanyan et al., 2014).
Please join us at the FTC Coffee Talk as presenters provide an overview of the diverse student population at LSU, discuss how LSU Global supports international students, share teaching strategies you can incorporate to support students both inside and outside of the classroom, and how information and communication technology can be used to facilitate those strategies. The atmosphere is relaxed and the coffee is free!
Crose, B. (2011). Internationalization of the higher education classroom: Strategies to facilitate intercultural learning and academic success. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 23(3), 388-395.
Stepanyan, K., Mather, R., & Dalyrymple, R. (2014). Culture, role, and group work: A social network analysis perspective in an online collaborative course. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45(4), 676-693.