June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Global Engineering Education: Cross-cultural Awareness and Social Impacts
22.398.1 - 22.398.10
As international teams become more dominant in work places, universities need to adapt educational opportunities to prepare students. As part of an NSF grant to study global, virtual engineering teams, a backpack course designed to teach cross‐cultural competencies and virtual communication skills to engineering students was created. The course is taught concurrently to students participating in a global, virtual, engineering capstone team experience. This educational experience mixes practical hands‐on experience of working on a global virtual team with instruction designed to help facilitate global virtual team interactions. This paper will discuss the creation, implementation and revisions of this course’s first year of implementation. It will highlight course content as well as practical considerations in teaching such a course. Keywords: Cross-cultural competence, virtual communication, global virtual teams,international education.
Zaugg, H., & Davies, R., & Parkinson, A. R., & Magleby, S. P., & Jensen, G., & Ball, A. G. (2011, June), Creation and Implementation of a Backpack Course to Teach Cross-Cultural and Virtual Communications Skills to Students in an International Capstone Experience Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17679
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