Learning and teaching. Two sides of the same coin.

Everything we know about learning today tells us that effective teaching is not simply about delivering content. It is about what and how much content, when and how it is provided to students, how we ask them to engage with it, how we support them in the process of learning, and how we assess what they have learned.  It is also about teachers continuing to learn ways to facilitate their students' learning.

Consultation regarding International Students

Our International Students Education Specialist, Ya You, is available to meet with faculty and staff to discuss pedagogy and andragogy, learning strategies, and campus resources pertaining to working with international students.  Faculty and staff are also welcome to refer international students to OLR for additional support and are encouraged to guide students to specific Global Learning Support services. The International Learning Referral  ​feature is now available on Student Success Network.

Class Visits

Class visits can be requested by faculty members for their classes throughout the semester. Class visits are facilitated through interactive learning experiences that designed for both international and American students. The most popular module is the 10-­15­minute orientation class visit at the beginning of the semester, including a warm­up activity as icebreaker, quick introduction of the importance of syllabus, academic integrity, classroom norms, college level learning expectations, and learning resources. Class visits can be tailored based on the diverse needs. For example, the intercultural communication session is available for faculty members interested in engaging diverse student learners in the class discussion or group projects.

International Coffee Hour

During the scheduled coffee hour, faculty and international students are invited to enjoy free coffee in the Blend in LTC. The goal is to provide faculty members and international students opportunities to communicate towards greater understanding out of the classroom.

Workshops and Study Groups

Group training and workshops are available upon request. Please check the Global Success Series we offer this semester. Specialized sessions can be designed and facilitated upon requests.


Cultures of Learning
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Competence

Learning in a Diverse Global Learning Community

Work towards Culture Synergy!

  • Step 1: Be aware of different expectation of learning.

  • Step 2: Develop a dialogue to learn about each other’s expectations.

  • Step 3: Value the Exchange of cultures of learning and learn reciprocally.

Motivating Others

So, what exactly is motivation? Here is one way of thinking about motivation:

  1. Internal motivation is driven from our attitudes, values and beliefs. In addition to these important factors, our family behaviors, practices, and traditions shape our choices. These choices, as they relate to motivation might include work ethic, completion of task, cooperation and our communication choices. This inner force prompts visible behaviors.

  2. External motivation is driven from rewards, recognition and reinforcements. Some examples include monetary rewards, attention, support, encouragement, benefits and promotions.

You can inspire and externally motivate, but remember internal motivation comes from within!

  • Encourage a sense of belonging and a growth mindset.

  • What motivates one person might not motivate another. Get to know who your working with each semester!

  • What motivates someone today might not work the next. So, try, try, again!

Contact Us

Office of Learning Resources

Roesch Library 023 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302