Experiments with Multinational Cross-Course Project

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A modern engineer needs global competencies to work in a multinational team. Active learning during education helps to understand the nuances of such future engagements. Therefore, this paper discusses the dynamics of the cross-course project for sophomores in a multicultural environment. The project is embedded within courses offered at two universities, which are spatially and temporally separated. At each university the course uses blended learning with project providing opportunities for online interactions and rest content coverage through classroom dialogues. The paper outlines the experiences of the students, faculty and provides recommendations for future implementations. The essential advisory is for: (1) Fine-tuning the framework for improving teamwork. (2) Supervising the groups and evaluating them as per the onshore university norms.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Takamatsu, Japan.