International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD) (7th : 2015)

A multi-national, multi-disciplinary, multi-platform course on rural sustainability Mayer, Alex; Golden, Denise M.; Maher, Patrick T.; Stroink, Mirella


The course approach was to foster learning from multiple disciplines and cross-culturally so as to understand sustainability concepts and issues in rural communities across North America. The course learning materials and activities included web-based lectures, journal articles and other readings, and a synchronous discussion session involving students and faculty from the six participating universities in Canada, Mexico and the US. The on-line, synchronous discussion sessions were designed to involve the sharing of knowledge among the participants drawn from world experiences, both personal and educative. The primary form of student assessment consisted of weekly reflection papers based on the course content, weekly discussion and their own personal experiences.

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