The Language and Culture Resource Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Global Understanding Video Conference Room in 233 Campus Center Building. This technology will allow faculty to connect with other professors and classes around the world. Please read below for a schedule of the 20 minute training sessions.
Introduction and Background
The video conference room can support from 10 to 15 people for using the equipment, which consists of two wide screens, a High Definition camera and sound system. This technology has been provided with TAF funding to allow remote and online conferences with other classrooms and/or students from other universities and institutions.
One way to link to other universities is through the free UNICollaboration platform that supports university educators and mobility coordinators to organize and run online intercultural exchanges for their students. By taking part in such exchanges, students can develop intercultural awareness, electronic literacy and foreign language skills as well as learning more about their particular subject area. This platform will help ETSU professors find partners in other locales, both in the US and abroad.
Another way to link up with another professor or class is through a partnership or contact you already have with someone at another institution. Signing up with UNICollaboration is not required. The main purpose of a partnership with this platform is to gain visibility among other institutions around the world. You still can work with your existing partner and join UNICollaboration .
If you wish to learn more about UNICollaboration and/or to schedule videoconferencing sessions in 233 CCB, please visit: www.unicollaboration.eu
The first step to start using the Global Understanding Room is to attend a training, the first of which will be offered during the next two weeks. Please RSVP to save a space, since we will limit attendance to 10 for each training. If the times offered are not good for you, please let us know when might be a better time according to your schedule.
1. Initial training (20 minutes) on how to use the Global Understanding Room located in the Campus Center Building, Office 233 at ETSU. The dates scheduled for this training are:
Monday, October 28 at 11:20 a.m.
Tuesday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Mondays in November: 11, 18, and 25 at 11:20 a.m.
Tuesdays in November: 12, 19, 26 at 1:00 p.m.
2. If you wish to partner your class with other classes posted in UNICollaboration , please sign up and create accounts on the platform's homepage:
3. You can take a 'guided tour' of how the platform works by watching the video or reading this ppt:
4. Once you have set up your own account and created a profile, you can go to the class database:
(http://www.unicollaboration.eu/?q=classes_list) and look for partner classes there or create your own class where you describe your students and what type of partners they are looking for. Other members will be able to read this 'call for partners' and get in touch with them.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested and which date is convenient for you. We will then schedule sessions in 233 CCB once you have made contact with a partner professor or class.