global digital exchange and student learning outcomes

Students today must acquire the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to live and work with individuals whose cultures and values differ from their own. That is our goal in linking thousands of students to one another digitally through Global Scholars. Still, defining and measuring the specific learning outcomes of a global education is pioneering work.

Global Cities, Inc. has undertaken the process of systematically identifying student learning outcomes for global digital exchange. These include both global learning outcomes (appreciation for diversity, cultural understanding, global knowledge, and global engagement) and the general learning outcomes (digital literacy, language communication, self-efficacy, academic engagement, and critical thinking) that support global learning and continued growth across academic subjects.

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Student learning Outcomes

The key to evaluating a global education program is pinpointing rigorous student learning outcomes that are explicit, measurable, and developmentally appropriate. This evaluation framework provides the foundational global and general learning outcomes and empirical indicators that are necessary for high-quality program implementation, as well as for any evaluation that measures impact on student global learning. See our new report, Evaluating Global Digital Education: Student Outcomes Framework (left), and student learning outcomes brochure, Global Competency Begins Here (right).

Our new report presents an evaluation framework for global education based on 9 student learning outcomes and the innovative approach of global digital exchange.

Our new report presents an evaluation framework for global education based on 9 student learning outcomes and the innovative approach of global digital exchange.

Our 2-page brochure offers an overview of the 9 student learning outcomes and 112 indicators.


Video: Global Cities Founder and President Marjorie Tiven introduces the nine student learning outcomes. (Length: 1:13)

 

Read our blog post introducing the new report! Blog: Student Learning Outcomes