This project serves the dual purposes of expanding Virtual International Exchange opportunities at York University while offering undergraduate students exposure to research and academic work, beyond the standard curriculum. It strengthens the virtual journal club (VJC) for economics students run jointly with Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, and first offered during the 2020/21 academic year with financial support from the German Foreign Exchange Service (DAAD). In cooperation with York’s Globally networked learning (GNL) and the Teaching Commons, this project supports other faculty who seek to start up their own field-specific virtual journal club in cooperation with an international partner institution.
For a virtual journal club, students from York University collaborate with an international partner institution to complete academic and general-audience readings. Students discuss these readings in asynchronous (e.g., online discussion forum) and synchronous (e.g., joint 90-minute video conference) channels. For a final project, students collaborate in intercultural teams.
student success, eLearning, internationalization