TWG 11: Cross-cultural alignments, fertilization, differentiation: bridging the gaps through technology
Given the dominance of English-written or spoken digital resources across the world, the preservation of natural languages is becoming an issue. For example, in Canada, host of EDUsummIT2019, the Federal Government has engaged in reconciliation action with First Nations. Quebec, and also New Zealand, are exploring ways to use digital technologies and resources for providing access to education to First Nations’ youth and adult populations. However, immersive technologies are now an expanding component of IT-based learning environments, and dial up Internet links are a thing of the past except, maybe, for far remote students. Furthermore, the widening participation of learners across developing and developed countries facilitated by access to basic IT resources such as mobile phones are, on the one hand, bridging the gap across cultures and nations but on the other hand forming new cross-cultural alignments which means that new national and international action plans are required.
TWG 11 co-leaders: Paul Resta (The University of Texas at Austin), Miri Shonfeld (Kibbutzim College of Education and MOFET)
Link to TWG 11's Working document