JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Analyzing Student Learning in Sustainability: An International Exchange Case Study
Author(s): Linda S. Jones, Rhianna C. Rogers, Mark Abendroth
Citation: Linda S. Jones, Rhianna C. Rogers, Mark Abendroth, (2021) "Analyzing Student Learning in Sustainability: An International Exchange Case Study," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 16, Iss. 3, pp.112-129
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
The use of technologies to bridge learning divides is an important topic in 21st century higher education. As an innovation to address this divide, the SUNY Empire State College – International Education - Virtual Residencies (IE-VRs) were created. The IE-VRs are virtual, international exchanges that connect undergraduate, graduate, and international education courses via a three-week collaborative, cross-disciplinary online module. We built a thematic IE-VR titled "Learning for a Sustainable Future," which focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and sustainability in socio-cultural-environmental contexts. Our analysis of student participation in the IE-VR indicates it is an effective model for transformative learning.