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DePaul’s GLE Program Wins POD Innovation Award

​In November 2019, the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education recognized DePaul with its 2019 POD Innovation Award for the implementation of its innovative faculty development program, known as the Global Learning Experience (GLE), which supports the design and implementation of virtual exchange projects. GLE is a technology-enabled learning experience that is embedded within an existing course and has clear learning outcomes and deliverables, in which sustained communication and interaction takes place between DePaul students and students from an international partner institution.

As of Winter 2020, DePaul faculty have added a GLE component to 136 courses across multiple disciplines, allowing more than 2000 students to collaborate with their peers around the world. The award went to Joe Olivier, Bridget Wagner, Daniel Stanford, Sarah Brown and Sharon Guan from the Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as GianMario Besana and Rosi Leon from the Office of Global Engagement.