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Michael Paige

Dr. Michael Paige is professor of international and intercultural education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota.  A professional educator for over 45 years, his expertise is in the areas of international education, with emphases on study abroad and internationalization, and intercultural education and training. An active researcher, Michael has worked on the Maxmizing Study Abroad, Study Abroad for Global Engagement (SAGE) and CIEE’s The Transformative Power of Study Abroad projects. His edited and co-authored volumes include: Student Learning Abroad: What our Students are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It (2012, with M. Vande Berg & K. Lou), Assessment and Evaluation in International Education (2010), Maximizing Study Abroad: A Students’ Guide to Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use (2006), Culture as the Core: Integrating Culture into Language Education ( 2003); and Education for the Intercultural Experience (1993).

The Intercultural Dimension to Teaching and Learning Slides

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Robbie Kendall-Melton

Dr. Robbie Kendall-MeltonDr. Robbie Kendall-Melton is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs: eLearning and Emerging Mobilization Technology. Dr. Melton served as the administrator responsible for overseeing the operations of Tennessee Board of Regents system wide RODP www.rodp.org and (ROCE) Virtual Programs which included the coordination of forty-seven (47) higher education schools, partnerships with State Department of Education, business community, professional societies, and allied health agencies. Online degree offerings include eight online degree programs including technical certificates, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, MSN, M.Ed. and seven teacher education additional endorsements (ESL, special education, Math, Biology, Chemistry, vocational education, and early childhood education), online continuing education and professional certificates.

She has received numerous teaching and technology awards and acclaims including 2007 4-H Southern Regional Association, 1998 Outstanding Teaching and Advisor, 1996 Outstanding Teaching Alumni Award from The University of Tennessee, 1994 Tennessee Professor of the Year presented by the Carnegie Foundation of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1990 Outstanding Professor and University Services at Winthrop College, the Zenith Master of Innovations Award, and the South Central Bell Award for Outstanding Teaching Using Emerging Technologies. She has authored, presented nationally and internationally, directed staff and faculty training, developed over twenty online courses, and taught various seminars and courses in the areas of: The Administration and Evaluation of Strategic Plans for eLearning / “Effective Teaching and Enhanced Learning Employing Technology/ Multicultural Education and Diversity for Educators and Law Enforcement / Blessings of Teaching.


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