This articles describes the characteristics of the global classroom in the Master of Development Practice (MDP) at Regis University and the many ways it expresses the Jesuit mission. The MDP program is grounded in the Jesuit ideals of inclusive access, cura personlis and social justice. Using Zoom videoconferencing, we synchronously connect with our students around the world. The second half of the article describes the research we are undertaking in our global classroom. Our pedagogy pushes the boundaries of what is possible in development education with a global student body in a synchronous classroom. In this environment we are investigating classroom power dynamics, sense of community, and how to engage the full student while expanding their global perspective.
Van Houweling, Emily, and Nina Miller. "Convening the World: True Access and Global, Synchronous Pedagogy in Regis University’s Master of Development Practice." Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal 9, 1 (2020). https://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol9/iss1/9