Students are placed on virtual teams with students from an international institution to explore cross-cultural leadership.
In the Spring 2023 course, students from the University of Maryland (UMD) are placed on virtual teams with students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to explore cross-cultural leadership.
Number of credits: 3
How You Will Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Signature Course. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students will be expected to meet for live online sessions 5-7 times out of the semester to accommodate time zone differences with our international partners. Live meeting dates/times will be confirmed with enrolled students closer to the start of the semester. All other coursework will be online asynchronous.
Hong Kong, China
General Education Credits
College of Education
Prerequisites & Restrictions
Students with previous credit for HESI318I Global Leadership in a Virtual Context are not eligible to take this course.
Noel Kuriakos is a Ph.D. student at University of Maryland, College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL), in the Technology, Learning, and Leadership program. As a Quantified Teacher, he leverages his software and data analytics background to design new digital learning experiences using Digital Learning Platforms that lead to improved learning outcomes through effective engagement (game mechanics) & improved teaching effectiveness. Noel cares deeply about improving student agency of girls and increasing the participation of women in science and technology fields. He actively encourage and teach girls in urban environments to pursue a career in science, technology and social entrepreneurship. Noel has taught Mathematics and Computer Science for 3 years in urban classrooms in Boston, Massachusetts, and at a rural school in Nyamata, Rwanda. In his previous career Noel was an enterprise software professional managing analytical applications. Noel has an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and undergraduate degrees from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.