Global Learning Series: Connected Car Systems


This is the information about our guest lecturer who is coming to our ISM4011 class. She is our third guest lecturer this academic year in our Global Learning Series. Elizabeth Voelkel is Program Manager for Mercedes-Benz USA Telematics based in Jacksonville. Her expertise and functions are aligned with our ISM4011 learning objectives. Her topics are: connected systems, data analysis, management of databases, project management, digital marketing, and systems safety.

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 our educational model created to facilitate global collaboration and creative learning methods inside and outside the classroom. The objective is to find real managers or leaders and Global Learning Opportunities  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 for more. GLOBE was introduced during FSCJ AdjunctPalooza 2016.

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What will the NTSB look for in the Hoboken train crash? #TrainsSafety #Transportation

Behind the News: Mark Rosenker, former National Transportation Safety Chairman

The train crash in Hoboken is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash killed at least one person and injured over 100. CBS News contributor and former NTSB chairman Mark Rosenker explains what the investigation will entail.

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Global Learning Adventures in Oslo. Nobel Peace Center. #visitpeace #messengersofpeace

Global Learning Adventures in Oslo, Norway aboard Navigator of the Seas. We visited Nobel Peace Center and downtown Oslo. #visitpeace is the hashtag of the Center. FB: Instagram: @nobelpeaceoslo

Sustainable Mobility. Medellín, Colombia. Buses, subway, metro cable, and bikes.

Sustainable Mobility. How Medellín, Colombia is using buses, subway, metro cable, and bikes to mobilize their population. 

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Medellín wins global award for its commitment to sustainable mobility

Medellín wins global award for its commitment to sustainable mobility

Medellín draws the attention of the world for its development of multimodal public transport. What began in November 1995 with the opening of Metro, became a firm intention of moving towards an innovative mobility that includes marginalized populations, gathers other transport systems and advance to be a sustainable city.

That was how after Metrocables, the escalators in the commune 13, the BRT system (Metroplús), the tram Ayacucho and public bike system EnCicla arrived to the city.

According to the organizers of the Mobiprize Award, “it was key to have made a joint application between several entities, which was a sign of good articulated mobility between different systems.” Besides the integration through the Civica card, the technological advances in railways and the social impact they have had on citizens also influenced the decision.

In a ceremony in New Delhi on March, 2016, Medellín will be publicly rewarded. A video that was used to compete for this honour and commits more the city to continue taking steps towards sustainable mobility will be shown.



Coastal Central America and Mexico via Norwegian Star

We took a cruise aboard Norwegian Star to explore Roatan, Honduras, Belize City, costa Maya and Cozumel. We gathered information to share in our courses about cruise industry, tourism, local businesses, and more. Check our blog, photos, and videos here. This is just a sample.


Turk & Caicos – Grand Turk – Cruises & Solar Power

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Grand Turk, Turk & Caicos aboard MSC Divina. Spring 2015. Exploring the benefits of cruise industry in remote island. Communications, solar power, infrastructure, water, and a community college. See Flickr Photo Album.