<4> The model is to use international course materials in the local setting.
Case Study 7: Globalization. University of British Columbia
This case study is a transcript of an interview written by Robin Mason.
The Distance Education and Technology unit of the University of British Columbia has
designed a web based program to help education professionals around the world address the
issue of how to use technology in teaching. Linked through the Internet from as many as 17
different countries, students interact with each other and their instructors to discuss issues in
the field and collaborate on assignments.
The five courses in the program give participants the opportunity to learn about, and
experience, technology based distributed learning by discussing issues and collaborating
online with others from around the world. Each course is limited to 100 students.
The program has been developed jointly with the Monterrey Institute of Technology in
Mexico. The course covers the use of technology both for campus and off campus students.