Virtual Exchange Pedagogy

A Digital Humanities Approach

  • Courtney Dorroll Wofford College
  • Kimberly Hall Wofford College
  • Cate Blouke Independent Scholar
  • Emily Witsell Wofford College
Keywords: virtual exchange, digital humanities, intercultural competency, MENA, pedagogy

Abstract

This article explores findings from a virtual exchange conducted between Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and the American University of Beirut (AUB). Digital Humanities (DH) tools were the foundation for scaffolding assignments prior to the exchange and the article discusses how these assignments fostered authentic interpersonal engagement and heightened intercultural awareness. Student responses indicate that the assignments and exchange resulted in the desire for more interaction and increased empathy.

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Author Biographies

Courtney Dorroll, Wofford College

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and Religion; Co-Coordinator of the MENA Program

Kimberly Hall, Wofford College

Assistant Professor of English and Digital Media Studies

Emily Witsell, Wofford College

Research Librarian and Instruction Coordinator

Published
2019-04-03
How to Cite
Dorroll, C., Hall, K., Blouke, C., & Witsell, E. (2019). Virtual Exchange Pedagogy. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Spring), 3-10. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v11iSpring.925
Section
Research Article