English & Virtuality: How to Prepare Rural Students for Bilingual University Education Using an Online and Offline English Program. #EnglishAndVirtuality

English & Virtuality: How to Prepare Rural Students for Bilingual University Education Using an Online and Offline English Program. #EnglishandVirtuality

UNAD English and Virtuality Program (Spanish)

Global Learning Series: High Seas Management


Capt. Tom Bagan spoke to our MAN3353 class a couple of years ago. He used to be the Master of a ship similar to the one featured in the movie “Captain Phillips“. He spoke about the Merchant Marine, Port and Cargo Operations, Weather and Security at Sea, and Crew Welfare.

Captain Bagan is back to Florida State College at Jacksonville – Deerwood Center to speak about the Merchant Marine, Jacksonville Port, and High Seas Management. Jacksonville is a global city with two US Navy Stations, a global cargo and cruise port, and a vibrant global business community. Our FSCJ students work in several industries related to our merchant marine, port operations, Armed Forces, and global companies.

Join MAN3335 Management students and Capt Bagan to kick off this academic year’s Global Learning Series. Deerwood Professors: email Dr. Jose Lepervanche if you want to bring your class and find a large classroom. Deerwood Students: email Dr. Lepervanche to reserve your seat. (Subject: High Seas Management).

Global Learning Series is one the Global Learning Opportunities: Bridges and Engagement (GLOBE) educational activities created to bring global speakers and activities to our classrooms.  GLOBE is an educational model to facilitate global collaboration and creative learning methods inside and outside the classroom. The objective is to find Global Learning Opportunities that are useful to our courses or programs, build Bridges by connecting speakers, presenters, facilitators or influencers with courses or FSCJ programs, and produce Engagement by creating active and continuous collaboration. Visit www.globallearningnews.com for more. GLOBE was introduced during FSCJ AdjunctPalooza 2016.

Global Learning Opportunities: Bridges and Engagement (GLOBE)



Be a Global Learner!

Global Learning Opportunities: Bridges and Engagement (GLOBE) is a model of global collaboration and creative ideas to enhance our learning programs.

GLOBE is an educational model to facilitate global collaboration and creative learning methods inside and outside the classroom. The objective is to find Global Learning Opportunities that are useful to our courses or programs, build Bridges by connecting speakers, presenters, facilitators or influencers with courses or FSCJ programs, and produce Engagement by creating active and continuous collaboration.

Objective of this Guide

The objective of the GLOBE guide is to provide a centralized location for global learning opportunities produced by professors, graduates, and students. Resources include library databases, links to websites, blogs, videos, and global events related to FSCJ programs and global engagement initiatives.

Implementing GLOBE

In order to implement GLOBE it is necessary that professors, graduates, or interested students follow these steps:

  1. identify their personal interests by doing an update personal SWOT analysis. Once identified personal Strengths, personal potential Opportunities will show up.
  2. Search for innovative educational models (i.e. Finland educational method) and creative content in specific areas of knowledge (i.e. Cold War impact in democracies and global business, Impact of Brexit in the US, museums, etc.). These are the Global Learning Opportunities to find.
  3. Use emerging technologies to find new content and connections (Google Scholar, Google Earth, Mobile Apps). Start building Bridges.
  4. Find real players to build Bridges of knowledge (local speakers, international speakers via Skype)
  5. Match cases, speakers and content with current learning objectives of specific courses. (Be outside the textbook, classroom). More Bridges.
  6. Create active collaboration by inviting guests to classes, show new videos, cases, and real examples of current decision makers, leaders, innovators, and problem solvers (i.e. similar to Writers Series, Bosnia list, Socrates Café, TEDx etc. Create continuous Engagement as part of our courses.

 GLOBE is a simple model that looks for creative and new content. It also allows professors to create new content and to collaborate with other professors in other areas of knowledge. For example, attending a Bosnia List presentation about a book and history helped in the search for Bosnia & Herzegovina recovery and international help after the war. Our trip to Mostar, a city divided by religions and destroyed in many wars was important to put all the pieces together.

GLOBE motivates professors and students to be on the top of Bloom’s taxonomy pyramid by promoting critical thinking, collaboration, evaluation and analysis of cases, and bring creativity and innovation to a new level of lifelong learning. Learning is not about grades and courses, learning is about using new knowledge to have a better world. Be a Global Learner!

Sharing GLOBE Resources

Initially this GLOBE Guide provides access to currently known global learning initiatives. As more global learning opportunities are found, they will be added organized by topics.

Behind GLOBE

Behind GLOBE is Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Professor of Supervision and Management. He uses Global Learning Opportunities to enhance his Strategic Management, Information Systems, International Business, and Special Topics in Management courses.  He has been a world traveler for more than 40 years visiting more than 50 countries. Some of his trips have been for vacations and tourism while others have been for business, international affairs, World Scouting, Navy, TEDx or educational purposes. He has attended several international conferences and I have been speaker in some of them including IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Research Reactors in Germany, UNESCO Knowledge Communications in Venezuela, and several UNAD business, education, and technology conferences in Colombia.

His first trips to the US created the conditions to emigrate from Venezuela to be “American by Choice”. I became US citizen in 2006. His trips and engagement with local businesses, cultures, and history have shaped his business and educational activities. Global connections and collaborations have allowed him to work and volunteer in many countries including most of Latin America, Europe and Australia. He created GLOBE to share his global instructional resources, collect other global resources as part of FSCJ Global Engagement Committee and to provide a learning platform to collect and share global learning resources form fellow FSCJ professors plus graduates and students.

Global Learning Initiatives

Outdoors Classrooms

  • Outdoors Classroom – Live Flow Chart
  • Outdoors Classroom – Live World Wide Web
  • Outdoors Classroom – Live Management Scrabble
  • Outdoors Classroom – Live Management Scrabble

Global Learning Resources (Topics)


Global Learning Resources (Countries)

Central America

  • FSCJ CAYA Central American Youth Ambassador Program.

Czech Republic

  • Under Prague. Exploring a Nuclear Bunker.


  • Behind the Berlin Wall. Reunification of Germany
  • German Democratic Republic


  • Hiroshima 70 Years Later


  • Nobel Peace Center


  • Cold War
  • Peterhof
  • The Hermitage

Global Learning Series

New guest speakers to courses and expansion to monthly presentations by local and global leaders. Potential guests include TEDx local speakers, corporate and government leaders. Invitation to other FSCJ professors, graduates and guests to share their international experiences.

Examples of students’ creative collaboration, outdoors classrooms, and global and local learning initiatives.


Outdoors Classrooms

Guest Speakers

  • TEDx Speaker as Guest Speaker
  • TEDx Salons, adventures, and panels
  • TEDx global events

Global and local learning initiatives

  •  CAYA students from Central America
  •  CERT Community Emergency Response Team training at FSCJ South Campu
  • Hiroshima 70 years later
  • Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership HILL
  • English and Virtuality, Colombia


Risk-taking, mistake-making, and lifelong learning | Dr. Kathleen Ciez-Volz

This talk was given at first TEDxFSCJ 2014, a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this charming talk, Dr. Katheleen Ciez-Volz dives into the importance and need for all of us to reject fear and embarrassment over mistake-making, and instead take risks and embrace the possibility of mistakes for the sake of lifelong learning.
Fall 2016 Online Discussion:
Share a lesson that you learned, or an insight that you gained, from a mistake that you made in your workplace. What decision did you make? What risks were taken in the decision making process?
How, if at all, could that that mistake have been avoided? What what the most important lesson that you learned from the mistake?
Link to TED Ed Lesson: https://ed.ted.com/on/cTIQI79M

Global Learning Adventures – Countries

2016 Europe

Argentina. Buenos Aires. 1990

Belgium. Zeebrugge. June 2016

Bolivia. La Paz

Bosnia & Herzegovina. Mejugorje. Mostar. Summer 2014

Canada. Montreal, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto. Summer 2012

Canada. Whistler. TED Active. Mar 2015

Chile. Santiago

Colombia. Bogota, Cartagena, Leyva, Paipa. 2013, 2014

Colombia. Bogota. UNAD IV Intl Conference. Jun 2013

Colombia. Cartagena. UNAD III Intl Conference. July 2011.

Colombia. Cartagena. UNAD II Intl Conference. 2010

Croatia. Summer 2014

Czech Republic. Prague 2016

Denmark. Copenhagen 2016

Estonia. Tallinn 2016

Finland. Helsinski 2016

France. Paris. Lourdes. June 2016

Germany. Frankfurt. Kohn. 1981. Berlin 2016.

Japan. Yokohama. WSJ2015

Japan. Hiroshima

Panama. Panama

Costa Rica. San Jose

Guatemala. Guatemala.

Honduras. Roatan. 2015

El Salvador. San Salvador

Mexico. Mexico City 1976. Cozumel. Costa Maya 2015

Poland. Krakow 2016

Netherlands. Amsterdam 2016

Norway. Oslo 2016

Portugal. Lisbon, Porto. 2015

Russia. St. Petersburg 2016

Slovenia. Summer 2014

Spain. Madrid, Segovia, Sevilla, Toledo, Valencia. 2010. 2014. 2015

UK. London. Scotland 1981. Blair Atholl Scottish Jamboretter 2016. Edinburgh. Glasgow. Stirling. Summer 2016.

UK. London. Stonehenge. Windsor 2015

UK. London. Southampton 2015

USA. California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada

USA. Massachusetts. Cambridge. TEDxBeaconStreet. Adventure Catalysts Workshop. Nov 2014. Nov 2015

USA. Denver. CSU Global. 2012

USA. Weston. UNAD I Intl Conference. 2009

Turk and Caicos. Grand Turk. Spring 2015. December 2012.

Venezuela. Caracas

Big Data – Tim Smith. #bigdata #internet – TED Ed Lesson


There is a mind-boggling amount of data floating around our society. Physicists at CERN have been pondering how to store and share their ever more massive data for decades – stimulating globalization of the internet along the way, whilst ‘solving’ their big data problem. Tim Smith plots CERN’s involvement with big data from fifty years ago to today.


Why big data is important in the creation and development of useful databases? What is the connection with business intelligence?

How big data is useful to solve environmental issues?

Link to TED Ed Lesson: http://ed.ted.com/on/ybeUkkuS

TED Ed Learning Adventures

Think Bravely: Value Based Leadership

Think Braverly: Value Based Leadership #TEDxUNPlaza

#ValueBasedLeadership. From Values to Action Blog. Harry Kraemer



TED Ed Learning Adventures

TED Ed Learning Adventures @ TEDxFSCJ continues with a new lesson about Value Based Leadership. #ValuesToAction #DrJoseCampus

TED Ed Lesson: Value Based Leadership. Think bravely: Harry Kraemer at TEDxUNPlaza