The Global Classroom: Learning without Borders

There has been a push for internationalisation in higher education due to its demonstrable benefits in terms of the development of key graduate attributes. This push for internationalisation has translated to an increase in demand for student placements and international mobility experiences in the sector. However a number of barriers to student participation exist including; limited availability of physical placements, cost, and inflexible course structures.

Supported by the Alliance, Associate Professor Basia Diug, Monash University and Associate Professor Olanrewaju Sorinola, University of Warwick plan to develop a ‘Global Classroom’ that utilises a novel digital approach whereby students engage in case-based learning (CBL) to solve a problem collaboratively using an off-the-shelf mobile technology.

This virtual global classroom has the opportunity to innovatively, quickly and efficiently bridge this international divide whilst also using the emerging field of learning analytics to better understand and optimise student learning and the online environment.

Principle applicants

Basia Diug

Associate Professor Basia Diug

Head, Undergraduate Courses, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Olanrewaju Sorinola

Dr Olanrewaju Sorinola

Associate Professor, Warwick Medical School (WMS), University of Warwick

Co-applicants

Professor Dragan Ilic, Head, Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Professor Colin Macdougall, Head of Medical Education, Warwick Medical School (WMS), University of Warwick

Professor Patrick Oliver, Associate Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Dr Lucy Hammond, Deputy Pro Dean Education and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Warwick Medical School (WMS), University of Warwick

Professor Dragan Gasevic, Professor of Learning Analytics, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Dr Louise Davis, Associate Clinical Professor, Lead for Case Based Learning (CBL), Warwick Medical School (WMS), University of Warwick

Dr Tom Bartindale, Lecturer, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Cath Fenn, Senior Academic Technologist, Warwick Medical School (WMS), University of Warwick

Dr Danijela Gasevic, Senior Lecturer & Head, Professional Education Program, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Dr Debbi Marais, Director of PGT Programmes, Warwick Medical School (WMS), University of Warwick

Professor Shah Yasmin, Head of School, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia