“Because virtual exchanges involve faculty at two institutions working together, partnerships are critical—and they take time to develop. ‘Exchanges are relationships, and it’s harder to develop them on Zoom,’ says Dawn Wood, MA, dean of global learning at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa.
“Often, virtual exchanges grow from existing research relationships between professors at different institutions, although they can also be built at an institutional level, as Ruther did in Connecticut by building relationships with the French Embassy to find partners.” (International Educator, 2020)
Resources for Partnership Development
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