Tuesday, April 12
1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Tidepool 2

Using technology for cross cultural education

Panel (F2F) ID: 59678
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    Miri Shonfeld
    Kibbutzim College and MOFET
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    Ferial Khaddage
    Deakin University
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    Manal Yazbak Abu Ahmad
    Sakhnin College
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    Melda Yildiz
    New York Institute of Technology
  5. Claudia Finkbeiner
    University of Kassel
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    Amy Eguchi
    UC San Diego

Abstract: The digital age has facilitated intercultural understanding while bridging cross-cultural gaps. However, digital technologies can be a double-edged sword. They may pose a challenge for education systems, such as digital inequality, ethical issues and user well-being. On the other hand, they also provide new learning opportunities such as greater access to knowledge, learner-centered pedagogy, interactions, and collaborations. Online projects that provide an opportunity for collaborative learning in a multicultural environment, even between cultures in conflict, are increasing. This panel will present innovative educational models that bridge cultures and application of advanced technologies. There will be a discussion on how the internet and other modes of advanced communication technologies can be used as teaching tools while creating familiarity through collaborative groups. It will also evaluate online teaching units that encourage acceptance of the "Other” and create an intercultural online communities and connections between teachers and students from different cultures. Intercultural collaboration between educational institutions will be discussed as well as ways to encourage online initiatives. The panel will present cultural, technological, pedagogical and educational perspectives in projects from USA, Australia, Middle East and Europe.

Presider: Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College and MOFET


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