International Professional Development Programs for Instructional Design Faculty: Benefits and Observed Obstacles
Educators live in a world in which internationalization and globalization are constantly present (Mäntykangas 2015). Two international professional development programs in which an instructional design and technology (IDT) faculty member participated in an effort to increase internationalization at her home institution are described in this paper. The following sections include brief descriptions of the programs, the benefits they offer, and the observed obstacles that faculty must overcome to participate in such programs.
Program 1: Consuming Istanbul -- Politics of Space and Spectacle
The first program occurred in January 2015. The international faculty professional development seminar (IFDS) was sponsored by a funded grant from the Office of International Programs (OIP) at a university in the southeast United States and organized by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The lack of cultural exposure and travel to the region contributed to the selection of...
KeywordsFaculty Member Instructional Design Urban Renewal Faculty Exchange Guest Speaker
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