This highly interactive format involves a structured and timed presentation including 20 slides for 20 seconds each. You can read more about this presentation format at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha.
Presentation A: African Digital Dialogues: Teaching Global Childhoods at Rutgers-Camden
Clovis Bergere, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University- Camden
Abstract: This presentation aims to dynamically reflect on a recent initiative aimed at using internet-based video conferencing technology (eg: Skype) in order to foster international dialogues between students in the Childhood Studies BA program at Rutgers-Camden and youth in the city of Labé, in Guinea, West Africa.
Presentation B: COIL and the Digital Humanities: a set of questions from an online international collaboration between Duluth, MN and Petrozavodsk, Russia
Dan Nolan, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, German Studies and Digital Humanities, University of Minnesota Duluth
Abstract: This presentation engages with audience members by posing a series of questions at the intersection of online international learning and the digital humanities. The presentation will provide context on how these questions arose in the midst of an ongoing collaborative online learning project, but place emphasis on discussion with audience members.
Presentation C: Academic Collaboration Between University of Ghana and the State University of New York System
Alex Kumi-Yeboah, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational Theory and Practice, SUNY Albany
Kofi Amponsah, Satewide Coordinator, University Center for Academic and Workforce Development, SUNY Research Foundation
Abstract: In Ghana, It is evident that distance education via instructional technology has emerged as the best alternative means to help provide accommodate pressing demand for higher education and admission to many qualified applicants, due to lack of infrastructure. Based on the above problems, the University of Ghana has established an exploratory collaboration with the University at Albany via SUNY System to partnership to co-design courses, Course sharing, Faculty/student exchanges, Instructional and technical support, Opportunities for joint degrees, Access to library databases, and research collaboration.
Presentation D: Intercultural learning as an opportunity to solve global environmental issues
Ursula Valdez, Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, University of Washington-Bothell
Abstract: In this presentation I plan to present a reflective practice on the use of international collaborations to enhance the efficiency of teaching and learning about global issues. My presentation will be a combination of Powerpoint and video (live and previously recorded).
Presentation E: Development of the competence of collaborative work in an online learning environment for graduate students
Yolanda Heredia Escorza, Professor, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Abstract: The session will aim to present the results of a research about the development of collaborative work competences of in the students of an online course and it´s relationship with the academic achievement in a master degree program.