Hi everyone! I'll be teaching a Contemporary Issues course this coming winter/spring and am exploring collaborative classes to link with my group of students. In my class, each student will be writing about 15 original pieces each across the semester, from news summaries to editorials, interviews, and multimedia posts. They will also be invited to make comments on work from students from other classes that resonate with their individual workflow. I have computer labs for this class, so have an opportunity to do a lot of collaborative work with this group. I wonder if anyone is planning to have students writing and submitting work in hopes of getting their class an audience of other students? If so, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organize some feedback activities between our classes this coming semester. While I often have collaborated with teachers from other countries for this class, and will likely have at least one international partner class, students also have appreciated local collaborative online writing in this course so I'm open to suggestions- and the partner classes need not be the same subject- as long as contemporary issues are part of the material being developed by students, I bet my class will be able to provide some context to other student authors. My students will wrap up the semester by doing personalized projects, either working with NGOs or writing multidisciplinary term papers. As the majority of the semester involves students in writing about issues in the news with a lot of creative freedom as they develop knowledge about these areas of the world through researching increasingly deep material, broadened perspectives from peers always helps! Happy New Year everyone!