In today's globally diverse society, standard theoretical instruction is not able to expose our students to the realities of international communication, multicultural collaboration, and dispersed global work. Abstract text-based cases are limited in delivering a realistic view of the challenges of working virtually and globally within international teams. In addition to cases, we believe that hands-on experiential, collaborative exercises – combined with the metacognitive exercise of reflective practice – offer greater learning potential. While international collaboration and exercises may take extra time, effort, and cost, the benefits to students can be substantial.
Grant, Kelly A.; Lainema, Timo; Tuleja, Elizabeth A.; and Younger, Jeffrey
"Teaching Professional Communication in a Global Context: Using a Three-Phase Approach of Theory Exploration, Self-Assessment, and Virtual Simulation,"
Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization: Vol. 8
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/rpcg/vol8/iss1/2