Leveraging Technology and the International Classroom for Cross-Cultural Learning

Leveraging technology and the international classroom for cross-cultural learning
JaneEdwards and HannekeTeekens

This chapter attempts to address some of the issues surrounding the processes of leveraging technology and the international classroom to support student learning in the globalized educational environment of the 21st century teaching and learning. Innovation in teaching toward global awareness and inter-cultural competence (see Chapter 16, this volume, and Deardorff, 2009, for further discussion of these concepts) tracks to a large extent with innovation in other areas of the curriculum. Incorporation of directed experience outside the classroom, implementation of strategies that foster active and group learning, and the use of new technologies to provide learning platforms, access resources, and make connections that were impossible a ...

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