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The Virtual Exchange Initiative at Georgia State University
The Virtual Exchange Initiative at Georgia State, also referred to as globally networked learning or collaborative online learning, is a teaching and learning paradigm that promotes the development of intercultural competence across shared multicultural learning environments.
Through the use of Internet-based tools and innovative online pedagogies, virtual exchange fosters meaningful exchanges between teachers and students with peers in geographically distant locations and from different lingua-cultural backgrounds.
Virtual exchange collaborations range from a shared discussion to a co-taught course. Whether a short-term project or a long-term collaboration, the exchange of cultures, backgrounds, languages, and experiences enhances the learning experience for our students.
Virtual exchange promotes the development of intercultural communicative competence in our university community and is an essential element in the development of globally competitive students.