Supporting Cultural Connections, Collections, and Reflections through Technology in Short-Term Study Abroad
Kevin Oliver, Angela Wiseman, North Carolina State University, United States ; Michael Cook, Auburn University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
A short-term study abroad program funded by a local foundation provides teachers with a professional development opportunity in an international context. The goal of the grant is to train teachers in technology-enhanced strategies that can better introduce their classrooms to diverse cultures and cultural perspectives. Teachers practice these strategies themselves in the context of a short-term study abroad program, before ideally applying some of the strategies with students in their own classrooms. In this paper, we describe projects in each area of the program--cultural connections, collections, and reflections. Then, we discuss how the program and embedded projects have improved technology skills and increased cultural awareness for teacher participants.
Oliver, K., Wiseman, A. & Cook, M. (2018). Supporting Cultural Connections, Collections, and Reflections through Technology in Short-Term Study Abroad. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 769-776). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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