There are many ways to include GNL into your course. You can choose the model that works best for your course given the type of collaboration that might be available. The models below are flexible and can be adapted to suit the needs of your course and students. The degree to which you collaborate with another institution can range from one collaborative assignment to sharing the course material, lectures, assignments and discussions online.
Fully Collaborative: In this model, students and faculty from two or more institutions participate in a shared course. The faculty work to create the course, plan the modules and decide how to allocate teaching responsibility while students from each institution participate in the course in a fully online environment using a Learning Management System, video conferencing, cloud computing and/or social media. Faculty can prepare a common rubric for collaborative assignments or mark each class’s work with separate rubrics.
Hybrid: In this model, two or more institutions collaborate using pre-existing classes with online collaboration for a portion of the courses. Students take their course as per the normal format but will additionally have online activities with students from the other location(s). Faculty members from each of the institutions work together to plan the collaborative assignment(s) that will be completed online. The curriculum for each class is decided by each instructor, although the curriculum for the collaborating assignments can be either complimentary or the same. Likewise, faculty can prepare a common rubric for collaborative assignments or mark each class’s work with separate rubrics.
Single Instructor: In this model, there is a single instructor at one institution but the student body is in more than one location. The instructor designs the course with an eye towards increasing meaningful interaction and collaboration amongst the student body and with the goal of increasing intercultural and international competency.