Understanding the Influence of Globalization and Technology on Students’ Learning
Monday, March 5 4:00-4:30 PM Location: Capitol H
Presider: Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Abstract: Technological and global forces have greatly shaped student interactions, experiences, and learning. These forces need to be better understood as schools aim to prepare informed, engaged, citizens in an increasingly globally interconnected age. Because of these technological developments, commerce, transportation, communications, and patterns of information flow have been altered. New technologies like social networking, video-conferencing, blogs, and e-mail allow for low-cost, instantaneous global communications. This paper will highlight the ways in which secondary teachers and students have infused these networked devices in their classrooms to access multiple perspectives, learn about global issues, and advocate for particular global causes. Furthermore, the paper discuses ways in which the use of networked technologies complicate the fostering of a global perspective.