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Intercultural Competence – Mindsets and looking at the self

Intercultural competence, cultural competence, and global competencies – if you have not heard these terms in the last few years, you may be in a bubble.  And that is ok, because bubbles are safe; however, faculty in higher education have a fairly new and very important responsibility on their hands, and it is only going to increase in coming years. The Institute for the Future published a study in 2011 outlining what the Top 10 Work skills for the future […]

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UDL Research in Higher Education

Research focused on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is plentiful; the problem is it is not plentiful for higher education. In 2016, Mohawk College began its journey to implement UDL. However, we found ourselves adrift in a sea of research that did not apply to our context, our learners, or our environments. The question became what to do: Trial and error? Try to extrapolate from K to 12 research? Use American studies? Or embark on our own research journey? The […]

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ePortfolios as Boundary Objects

Among the challenges of thinking about ePortfolios are the ambiguity of who they are for and what functions do they serve.  Is an ePortfolio for the person who creates it or for those who will view it?  Is it a Test (an assessment tool) or is it a Story (a record of a learning journey)?  One possible way of looking at an ePortfolio that might help is to consider it as a Boundary Object. What is a Boundary Object? Originally […]

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