June 8, 2012 - Breakout Session B
Lorette Pellettiere Calix, Director, Central American and Caribbean International Program,SUNY Empire State College (Presenting remotely from Panama)
PatriceTorcivia Prusko, Instructor, Center for Distance Learning, and Panama, Dominican Republic, Prague and Lebanon Programs, SUNY Empire State College
Workshop Facilitator: Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski, Ph.D., Executive Director of International Education, SUNY Cobleskill
Summary: This presentation will highlight the ways in which a blended learning program in Panama uses cloud computing to engage students, increase persistence, and connect across cultures. We will share and reflect with participants on some of the innovative methods used to bridge distance and cultural differences and keep students engaged, especially during the online portion of their course.