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Johnson receives grant for virtual exchange research


Dr. Lauren Johnson, assistant dean in the College of Education, was awarded a grant to support her efforts for research in virtual exchange. Dr. Lauren C. Johnson , assistant dean and associate professor in the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) College of Education , was awarded a $12,050 grant to support her efforts for research in virtual exchange.

The grant was part of the second iteration of “Strengthening the Field: Catalyzing Research in Virtual Exchange” presented by the Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute. Through this effort, five independent research teams researched issues such as virtual exchange’s impact on student outcomes. The initiative helps lead the virtual exchange field in research and knowledge sharing, serving as a central place for collecting and sharing promising practices and other resources.

Johnson and Dr. Andy Carolin , senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, explored the use of a virtual exchange to facilitate dialogues on societal issues that impact education between students at their universities. Their research explores how virtual exchange supports pre-service teachers in navigating and engaging in social justice education to both enrich higher education institutions and inform their own practice as educators. Virtual exchange involves online collaboration, often between classes and […]

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