– Main objectives of the Virtual Exchange
Cultural communication and understanding the other.
– Targeted learning outcomes
Breaking cultural barriers. Be more accepting and more tolerant. Making friends overseas. Learning Arabic for the English students.
– Global task description
Students from the two universities, and hence different cultures, meet an hour weekly to address topics of general a such as food, clothing, family ties etc, and discuss how each culture tackles it. It is a way to understand the other and build relations. It is also hoped that at the end of the program, each pair of students will be able to design some common project and present it to the other’s country and culture.
|Partner / department||Course||Language of instruction||Number of students|
|University of Bath (UK)||English and Arabic||9|
|Princess Sumaya University for Technology (JO)
Coordination unit for service courses
|English and Arabic||9|
Start and end date
17/02/2020 – 05/04/2020
Integration and assessment
Student work is assessed in light of the objectives of the course. It is a subjective assessment as we, instructors, look at the students’ answers in the follow-up assignments and assess them according to the achievement of the goals of these assignments.
Technology tools used
– Learning environment
– Collaboration tools
Zoom & Skype
– Reflection tool
A follow up assignment that shows what each member of the pair learned from the other.