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- ItemOpen AccessDesigning for Digital Wellness: Videoconferencing Guidelines for Inclusion(2022-09) Heiser, Rebecca; Palalas, Aga; Gollert, AshleyPCF10 Sub-theme: Inspiring Innovations // Digital wellness intends to promote academic achievement and holistic wellbeing while avoiding the potential harms of technology in the application of videoconferencing solutions. Drawing from extant literature in a systematic review, we found six design themes for course designers to utilize, create, and plan inclusive learning experiences in videoconferencing learning spaces. Based on our examination of the following themes, accessibility, active learning strategies, multimodal communication, readiness, social presence, and socio-cultural sensitivity, we have provided guiding questions to inform design considerations for digital wellness and inclusive learning through videoconferencing technologies. // Paper ID 4810
- ItemOpen AccessThe Transnational Student Learning Experience: Giving Voice to Internationalization Practices that Enhance Lifelong Learning and Transformation(2022-09) Heiser, Rebecca; Lazou, Chrysoula; Mavraki, Anastasia; Psychogiou, Maria; Palalas, Aga; Walsh, PamelaPCF10 Sub-theme: Fostering Lifelong Learning // Transnational distance education is a strategic practice that contributes to the internationalization of higher education. However, little is known about the transnational student learning experience and the practices necessary to support intended outcomes, including preparing post-graduates with essential skills and competencies for employment and lifelong learning within their local communities, country of origin, and globalized economy. Therefore, this study explores the factors contributing to the success and challenges encountered during a graduate program undertaken at an open, distance education university in Canada from the perspective of Greek female graduates. By employing a collaborative autoethnography approach, researcher-participants explored critical components including accessibility, communication, international perspectives and application, and transformation for lifelong learning to support quality dimensions in internationalization practices. As a result, we find a need for a more purposeful and comprehensive integration of internationalization practices across an institution to support and enhance the knowledge process that flows across borders through online learning environments and communication. // Paper ID 1025