Wednesday, November 18 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
It's so much more than saving students' money: Using Open Pedagogy to reduce the social learning barriers for students in the Global Discovery Program

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For the last 5 years, student groups have been coming over from the University of Kitakyushu (UKK) to spend 6 months studying at Tacoma Community College (TCC). They study at TCC for 2 quarters, earning 30 credits which transfer directly to the UKK. The partnership has been a success for both colleges. International students pay significantly more in tuition. International student families frequently feel sticker shock due to the cost of traditional textbook prices in the United States. The Communication Department transitioned to OER to support student success, then dove into Open Pedagogy to support social learning. The courses are half filled with visiting students from the Global Discovery Program and half filled with mostly native English speaking students. A service learning project that involved students in the design of the project and the selection of the reading materials led to surprisingly advanced levels of social interaction and learning. Participants will hear from faculty and students.

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Christie Fierro

Instructional Designer & OER Coordinator, Tacoma Community College

Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm PST
Vancouver Island

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