E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. First International Conference, eLEOT 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA, September 18-20, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Inter-University International Collaboration for an Online Course: A Case Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13293-8_20,
        author={Claudia Igbrude and John O’Connor and Dudley Turner},
        title={Inter-University International Collaboration for an Online Course: A Case Study},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. First International Conference, eLEOT 2014, Bethesda, MD, USA, September 18-20, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={Virtual learning environments VLEs Virtual worlds Second life Communities of practice Collaborative learning Globalization Student exchange},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13293-8_20}
    }
    
  • Claudia Igbrude
    John O’Connor
    Dudley Turner
    Year: 2014
    Inter-University International Collaboration for an Online Course: A Case Study
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13293-8_20
Claudia Igbrude1,*, John O’Connor1,*, Dudley Turner2,*
  • 1: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • 2: University of Akron
*Contact email: claudia001@gmail.com, john.oconnor@dit.ie, dbturne@uakron.edu

Abstract

This paper is a practical account of the experience of collaboration between two international partners – one in Europe and the other in the United States. This collaboration experience is a lens through which the authors outline the origin, design and implementation of an inter-university teaching experience. The processes, strengths and difficulties are outlined and the rationale for utilising a virtual world is given, along with the participants’ perspectives of the experience. No institutional changes or formal agreements were needed.