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International Exchanges And Collaboration: A Student Perspective, Ellen Mcmahon, Agata Kubis, Kinga Ogonowska, Dzenan Kulovic Nov 2009

International Exchanges And Collaboration: A Student Perspective, Ellen Mcmahon, Agata Kubis, Kinga Ogonowska, Dzenan Kulovic

Ellen McMahon

This initial exploration into student perceptions and desired outcomes of international student exchanges and collaboration provides a snapshot in time of the thoughts on two small groups of students: Polish students studying in Chicago, IL in the US and Bosnian students using technology to interact with an American professor in the US. This paper can provide discussion prompts to address the specific interests of students for those academics involved student exchanges as well as those using technology to link students beyond geographic boarders.


The Role Of Higher Education In Preparing The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs: The Role Of Service Learning, Ellen Mcmahon Nov 2009

The Role Of Higher Education In Preparing The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs: The Role Of Service Learning, Ellen Mcmahon

Ellen McMahon

What role does higher education have in preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs? How can curricula be adapted and organized to allow students to go beyond learning theory and formula to applying what they learn to real world situations? Is it possible to link learning to opportunities within the community to build stronger more enduring businesses that can compete locally, nationally or internationally? This paper will discuss a model of service learning that strategically embeds activities within the community in specific organizations/businesses. Students participate in real world problems and challenges thematically linked to the learning outcomes of their course ...