The INSITE Project: Engaging Students in International Team Collaborations to Create a Web 2.0 Tool Repository

Timothy J. Newby, Peggy A. Ertmer, Erin M. Kenney

Abstract


There is a growing need to engage our undergraduate students in international, cross-cultural experiences. In an effort to engage every education student in an international experience, we explored the idea of using a shared wiki to enable students in a required, core course to interact with international peers. In this paper, we describe the evolution of this project including the initial design decisions made, the participants and context, the constraints encountered, as well as the subsequent design decisions. This design case focuses on the experience from the perspective of the American students and project participants. We end with a reflection on insights we have gleaned from the process.

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