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ERIC Number: EJ932422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
A Multifaceted Approach to Cross-Border Programmes: Expanding Educational Boundaries
Harkins, Mary Jane; Nobes, Carolyn
Convergence, v41 n2-3 p143-154 2008
This paper examines how a small university in eastern Canada implemented a form of cross-border education with several partnerships in Bermuda and the Caribbean. The university made the transition from a campus-based university to a more inclusive, global institution. Capacity-building at the institution increased during this time of rapidly growing global competition as this university shifted to a cross-border, trans-modal education through programme mobility. The international programmes that were initiated employed a variety of multi-mode technologies within a framework of blended learning. This approach to learning was negotiated through participation in a community of inclusive practices, acknowledging the value of local contributions. In the final section, reflections on the process of developing global partnerships and lessons learnt are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bermuda; Canada