Bridging and Re-imagining: Creating Opportunities Across Oceans and Grade Levels Through Online Learning
Emalinda McSpadden, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, Bronx Community
This presentation will describe an OER course model being used to teach a first-of-its-kind Introduction to Psychology online course section as part of cultivating a new kind of academic partnership between Bronx Community College and the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar Senegal, West Africa. Working jointly with various stakeholders across oceans and continents, data from the students in this section is being collected to better understand student experience and refine the model so that more such courses can be launched. Findings from ongoing work with this student cohort will not only serve to galvanize the partnership between institutions, but also begin to set a standard for emerging academic bridge models for internationally based students.