Bettina Bluemling, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University; Cherry Ignacio, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University; David A. Sonnenfeld, Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Lei Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China
Abstract: This talk discusses a two-year effort to develop a collaborative, online international graduate course involving institutions in the Netherlands, New York, and China, respectively. A unique feature of this course was that students worked jointly for an external client; this resulted in what we term, “two-tiered learning”. This presentation addresses key lessons from this effort, through the course's initial implementation in fall 2013, and looking forward, how best to support “two-tiered learning” within such courses.