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ERIC Number: EJ912774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Creating an Intercultural Learning Opportunity: Zagreb, Croatia and Plattsburgh, New York
Mountcastle, Amy
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v39 n2 p119-133 2010-2011
In the spring of 2009 I embarked on a teaching experiment in which I joined an online SUNY-Plattsburgh class taking my Anthropology of Human Rights course with a conventional class at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where I was a visiting professor teaching the same course. My motivations were several, but prominent among them was to test the potential of technology in the creation of a virtual intercultural learning environment, to test in practice the cross-cultural context of human rights understanding, and a wish to provide students with an opportunity to interact cross-culturally to explore issues of vital importance to human beings across the globe. In this article, I describe this endeavor, while also reflecting on some of the implications of online teaching and its limitations. My thoughts and sentiments are representative, I believe, of many other non-technophilic, but globally conscious academics. (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Croatia; New York