Digitizing Study Abroad Information Sessions

Posted August 11th, 2016 at 1:34 pm.

Project Team

Theresa Cann, Assistant Dean and Director of International Education
Esther Chiang and Elizabeth Reilly, Post-Bac Educational Technologists
Archana Kaku, Janna Coles, and Miranda Canilang, Summer 2015 Interns

Course Involved

Study Abroad programs

Timeline

Platform development: Summer 2015
Piloted in course: AY 2015-2016

Goals and Description

Theresa Cann worked with the Post-Bacs and ETS Summer Interns during summer 2015 to digitize certain aspects of study abroad information sessions and application processes. Cann observed that the students that were unable to attend the in-person information sessions had significantly more questions than those that did and struggled more with the already complicated process of applying to study abroad. Cann wanted to create a resource that was more accessible and to digitize the materials from the live info sessions so that information can be revisited. All students with sophomore status were added to a Moodle site that has modules about study abroad programs and policies, mini quizzes, application procedures, financial aid information and pre-departure checklists. Hosting these materials on Moodle is useful for Cann because she can see which students have accessed the materials before agreeing to meet with them in person. Since these materials are only in private Moodle courses, there is no public link. This project will continue in 2016-2017.

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