The required components of this final assignment are:
A stand-alone digital presentation or video and associated text script that includes:
* Team Anime – team page (Alyssa, Carol, Macy, Marlene, Michelle, Sophiana)**video size**
* Team Nusal (Jody, Jonas, Katie, Nikki, Sam) ** upload powerpoint to desktop**
9.45/15.45 The Reframe:Teams will connect and look at another teams’ timeline.Trans Atlantic stars look at Game of Phones and vice versa
NUSAL looks at Anime and vice versa.
10.00 What does this mean for your own timeline? Finalize your vision of the Future and the timeline. Take the DESTEP factors into consideration Demographic, Economic, Scientific, Technological, Ecological and Political
Make sure you check all of your work on the final grading sheet. Are they complete?
Finish your final assignment: Globalisation Time Capsule
Deadline is Tuesday December 11thh – 6pm Arlington time for uploading
1) Blogpost #7 What have you learned in the course? (REQUIRED POST Due by December 4th Arlington time midnight)
2) Revising the photo essay if needed.
3) Finalize the vision of the Future of Globalization and create a draft timeline. Deadline December 4, 6 pm Arlington Time, post timeline on your Intercultural teampage.
Blog Post #6 Seeing globalization in your community
(after photo essay is submitted and before November 13th 6 pm Arlington time)
2.. How did each member of your group share their own unique perspective when touring
the community? How did you take advantage of diverse perspectives when creating
your final project? Describe some of the conversations that you shared while in the
November 6th . [Voting day in the US]
The revised syllabus says “Prepare presentation in SpaceTime [Upload photo’s before Nov 6th, 6 pm Arlington Time]” but many of you are experiencing technical difficulties. Do what you can. Come to class tomorrow ready to share where you are and any specific difficulties that you experienced. If you were able to upload, be prepared to describe how you did this as well. For example, did Marymount students take advantage of your teammates knowledge of Dutch to navigate unfamiliar territory?
INTERCULTURAL TEAMS CONNECT TODAY!
Blog Post #5: The Intercultural Paradox [Due Tuesday Nov. 6th, 6 pm Arlington Time]
After reading The Intercultural Paradox think about how can you use van Asperen’s conceptual framework to better understand our work in this course.
Please be aware that coming Sunday morning (Nov 28) Day Light Saving Time ends in The Netherlands, and the clock will be moved back for one hour. In The Netherlands we call this: ending summertime, entering wintertime. This means that the time difference between the US and The Netherlands will be 5 hours, for exactly one week. On the first Sunday in November the US will end its daylight saving time as well and we go back to 6 hours time difference. For the class on Wednesday this means that you can connect from 14.30 onwards.
Marymount students meet on campus – Hanze students on fall break.
Blog evaluation scale:
0 points = No entry. Full credit is only awarded for posts uploaded by the due dates.
6-7 points = Your answer lacks enough detail to fully address the prompt. We can’t tell what you’ve learned.
8-9 points = Your answer addresses the prompt and gives a basic understanding what we are doing in class. Try reaching beyond the surface as you move forward.
10 points = Hooray! Your answer addresses the prompt and you offer some insights on the connection between globalization, intercultural communication and the course activities.
2. About migration: As you watch these video clips, note the personal stories that are being shared:
Now you have finished your first assignment, it is time to reflect upon your collaboration. Please use the following prompt for your next blog.
Blog post #4: What we learn is also how we learn.
What have you learned from completing your first intercultural team project [the globalization timeline]? Address the following elements in your response:
Submit by Oct 20th, 6 pm Arlington Time
Where we live influences how we experience globalization. By comparing our experiences, we can appreciate how these differences contribute to the complexities associated with globalization.
In the next assignment, look for key landmarks of globalization suggested by the article “The Globalization Timeline.” Keep in mind that this is 2018 – so you need to extend their ideas to account for events over the last fifteen years. Let’s take a look at your timelines:
How can we locate visual evidence of global connections to other regions of the world on maps of Groningen and Arlington? The next project focuses on the built environment (buildings, billboards, shop signs, statues, etc. found in public spaces do NOT photograph people as an indicator of globalization. Working with the members of your intercultural team, you will upload your final photos to the Spacetime App [Android; IOS] to a class map of the global connections found in both communities. Each team will work on a different layer of the map. Teams are assigned as follows (Photo Essay Revised directions for further detail).
*If you do not speak Dutch, you can ask your classmates who know multiple languages to translate!
Wednesday October 3
The Globalization Timeline
This class you will present your timeline in the groups at Hanze and Marymount. Each of you will provide feedback in a peer review session. After the presentations and discussions you will break out into your Intercultural team to compare notes and start working on the final Timeline.
Peer review questions are for example:
What is the definition of Globalization?
What evidence is presented for a connection between “the global imaginary” [people’s increasing
awareness that global interconnections shape their lives] and the events that the group selected that
lead up to the emergence of globalization?
Which dimensions of globalization are reflected in the events selected?
Finalize edits to Globalization Timeline, digitalize and post on your Intercultural Teampage [timeline due Tuesday Oct. 9th by 6:00 pm Arlington time]
Make sure you are up to date with your blogs
Wednesday September 26
The Globalization Timeline
This class you will start working on the first team assignment.
After reading “The Globalization Timeline, you have developed your team’s definition of globalization. Identify the relevant elements, synthesized from multiple credible sources that impacted your team members’ community over the
In class The Arlington group will study the Groningen community to identify these elements, and the
Groningen community should study Arlington.
When we connect as teams, make sure you compare your notes on the research and start working on the Timeline:
*Social location refers to the place from which you experience the world — the group memberships that shape your perspective. Your gender, race, ethnicity, social class, and religious affiliation as well as your geographic community of origin and residence are aspects of your social location.
Wednesday September 19
Notice how the source of information influences the view of globalization represented:
Introduction of the first assignment: Globalisation Timeline 2018
CAUTION: There are many online versions resources available (i.e. Project South presents Today’s Globalization). Choose your sources of information wisely to take into account how that source may influence the information presented. This project must be your own original work (no downloaded images). Cite the sources that shaped your thinking.
Resources (See also web linked videos above)
Gray, A. 2017. “What is globalization anyway?” January 10. World Economic Forum Website.
|GET STARTED ON THE TIMELINE PROJECT:
1. Learn more about globalization. Create library of web links that help you build your timeline. Post only those links from credible sources on your Intercultural Team Page.
2. Write your team’s definition of globalization– Reference the scholars whose work informed your group’s definition – cite your sources. Upload this to your team page.
3. Presentation Explore how you plan to present your findings across the ocean without using a presentation tool such as PowerPoint or Prezi.
|BLOG POSTS: At this point you should have two blog posts. Comment on the post of a class member who is not on your university campus!|
AFTER CLASS 9/12/18:
Blogpost #2: First Impressions [required post due by Sept. 18th 6:00 pm Arlington time]
After meeting the members of your intercultural team tell us about your first impressions of the course. This post should be placed on the main page of your blog where “Hello World” appeared. Just click “edit” to revise the heading and start typing!
Intercultural Team Challenge:
Make sure you’ve uploaded a profile photo, your gmail address and your first blog post before class! During class, follow the directions on the “Building your virtual team activity”
As a team you will decide how you plan to address the following questions:
We’ve learned that working together successfully requires three important things: knowledge, reflection and practice.
Go beyond the surface
Ask questions that examine the complexity associated with global processes. For example, go from “what is globalization?” to ask “who benefits from globalization” or “who is disadvantaged by globalization?“
We make assumptions – feel free to challenge or question our perspective. We enjoy the exchange of ideas!
– “Our lives are interconnected so you should understand globalization”
– “The survival of humanity requires we work together so you must use intercultural communication skills…”
Culture influences our thinking at 3 different levels:
– artifacts – or things we are accustomed to using
– norms & values that tell us what we should or shouldn’t do and
– our assumptions about how things work.
Beware of making generalizations!
The subcultures to which we each belong provide a rich diversity in all societies. Each one of us more complex than our national identity!
Let’s get started….
DISCUSSION: How might globalization help or hinder when dealing with global challenges and opportunities?
|In preparation for our next class on 9/12|
Welcome to the Global Village 2018. This unique, international, interdisciplinary course is offered as part of the honours program at both of our universities. This course is a true intercultural collaboration between students our universities –not your typical Marymount or Hanze course. We encourage you to reach outside your time zone AND your comfort zone to develop relationships with other students who may have a different perspective on global issues.
Because our academic semesters do not align completely, we wanted to alert you to an initial schedule difference. Students on the Hanze campus – please note: Class meetings differ from other interdisciplinary courses – every class will start at 15.30, instead of 19.00. Attendance is critical for your success in this course. Make sure you mark the dates as this course does not appear on your schedule.
Marymount students are meeting in Rowley G142 on August 29th to go over the logistics for the semester, while Hanze students will receive the same information via email. Our first class together will be on Wednesday September 5th at 9.30 am US time and 15.30 NL time.
In a few weeks we will send you a tentative syllabus for the semester. In addition there are links to technologies we will use such as VoiceThreads, and Google Hangouts –you may want become familiar with these applications before the semester begins. Set up a Google Plus Gmail account if you don’t have one already and send us your email address!
To make true collaboration possible between each group of students, we created a Global Village website for the class. Before the first synchronous class on September 5th, you will receive an email invitation to access this website AND to set up your own blog page on that site. If you run into difficulties, just email Janine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are looking forward meeting all of you — in person or in the cloud. Students from previous semesters have told us that this course is indeed challenging as well as rewarding. We’ve planned a great experience ahead — all we ask from you is a commitment to explore your role in the global community.
Congratulations on becoming part of something special!
drs. Loes Damhof and Dr. Janine DeWitt