Monday Afternoon Learning Opps

Shorelight Corporate Showcase

Redesigning International Education and the Global Micro-Campus

  • Monday, July 23
  • 03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Long Beach Conv Center
  • Level 2, 203BC
  • SK


Geopolitical, economic, and internal challenges have combined to reduce higher education’s international student population. International branch campuses of U.S.-based universities, once deemed an ideal solution to such a downturn, have proliferated during the past two decades. While created with the intention of increasing a university’s brand in the marketplace and furthering goals of internationalization, these campuses have often resulted in financial burden and disappointment. Panelists will detail the current state of international branch campuses and the financial challenge they present to universities. The University of Massachusetts, in partnership with Shorelight Education, designed and implemented the first Global Classroom, which provides a technological solution for increasing international enrollment in a pedagogically effective and financially beneficial manner.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare current financial models of international branch campuses and the model used for the Global Classroom.
  • Review the combination of technology and pedagogy that makes the Global Classroom economically viable.
  • Develop a concrete approach that is mutually beneficial for the international partner and institution.