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Global Virtual Learning Faculty Fellowship Program

Global Virtual Learning can be generally defined as technology-supported people-to-people dialogues and collaboration sustained over a period of time.

In light of restricted international mobility due to COVID-19, the Office of Global Engagement developed a faculty fellow position to support Drake faculty and staff in bringing virtual global enhancements to their courses and programs. This new fellowship program is sponsored by the Principal Center for Global Citizenship.

The Global Virtual Learning Fellowship program is designed to facilitate and support the development of global virtual learning experiences within the Drake community. Specifically, fellowship position is designed to:

  • Expand Drake faculty and staff capacity for global virtual learning
  • Support the development of global virtual learning resources

2021 Inaugural Global Virtual Learning Fellow

Alanah Mitchell, associate professor and chair of Information Management and Business Analytics in the College of Business and Public Administration is serving as Drake’s Inaugural Global Virtual Learning Fellow.

Professor Mitchell’s primary research area relates to the use of technology for virtual collaboration as she has taught and studied global, virtual learning projects for almost 15 years. Specifically, she has developed and led global virtual student projects with partners from South Africa, Belgium, China, India, Poland, Taiwan, New Zealand, and others. Additionally, Professor Mitchell participated in Drake’s Fall 2020 “Facilitating Intercultural Learning” program. 

Already Interested in Adding Global Virtual Learning to Your Course? For Drake faculty considering or already planning to offer a global, virtual collaboration project in their course looking to brainstorm or ask questions about virtual learning activities (including partner identification, assignment design, technology choice, reflection activities, or assessment) Professor Mitchell will be holding First Friday virtual office hours from Noon-3pm for the remainder of the spring semester 2021.

Contact Us

Professor Alanah Mitchell

College of Business and Public Administration

Drake University

Des Moines, IA 50311


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