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Supporting Cultural Connections, Collections, and Reflections through Technology in Short-Term Study Abroad

, , North Carolina State University, United States ; , Auburn University, United States

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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). Retrieved January 18, 2019 from .

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