The Learning Design Components of a Global Collaborative Classroom Between Lebanon and Mason


  • Rick A Reo GMU



international students, global learning, pedagogy, team-based learning, collaborative learning


This poster presentation will display an overview of some of the key components of a Global Collaborative Classroom (GCC), including major learning design features such as the team teaching, course management, and collaborative strategies.à Many of the examples of these key components are taken from courses previously awarded by the Office of Global Strategies.à GCCs typically require six to eight weeks of highly interactive learning experiences in order to adequately immerse students so that they able to recognize intercultural differences, make local to global connections, and/or analyze complex global challenges. Therefore, the centerpiece of a GCC is often a highly collaborative project that involves intentional global learning outcomes, and a model for scaffolding global collaborative project work is presented. In addition to knowledge-based global outcomes, it is important to consider affective global outcomes that can be attained through multi-cultural learning activities that emphasize experiential, collaborative learning, and intercultural communication.à Finally, in terms of assessment, some and information and examples of instruments related to global skills development will be provided.à In summary, the poster will be organized to include sections that visually describe the following GCC components:à


1. Course planning and technology integration documents

2. GCC learning design, learning strategies, and assignments

3. Global learning outcomes implementation

4. Global skills inventory integration

5. Four-phased, group project learning design

Author Biography

Rick A Reo, GMU

ITS, Instructional Designer / Adjunct Insructor, Division of Learning Technologies






4:15pm-5:30pm POSTER SESSION (Group A- 4:15-4:45pm)