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Spring 4-23-2022


The presenter’s goal is to discuss the research she has developed: an OER [open educational resources] course content and how she co-designed a COIL [collaborative online international learning] partnership course that was used by students in diversity and multicultural education courses which focused on race and ethnicity, how we see things based on several factors, how it influences the choices and decisions we make; how to deal positively with conflicts that inevitably arise in working /living situations with people of diverse cultures.

This course was structured to raise multicultural awareness and fortify students’ social skills in dealing with racial and cultural differences. It included an ethnographic study of cultural groups in the U.S.A and responses to shared values, observations, and experiences based on students’ ancestry, heritage, and travels.

In addition, the instructor’s OER / COIL content was used by students to examine how an individual’s place in society affects experiences, values, and choices; and to articulate and assess ethical views and their underlying premises.


Presented at the New York State Political Science Association Conference [NYSPSA] Session on SoTL-1 Teaching & Learning in an Ever-changing World Virtual Conference on April 22 - 23, 2022. This is an ongoing OER / ZTC / COIL project that will continue in the Fall of 2022.

This work is made available under the terms of a CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License.



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