Educational Technology for the Global Village, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Les Lloyd, Gabriel I. Barreneche
  • Published By: Information Today
  • ISBN-10: 1573877204
  • ISBN-13: 9781573877206
  • DDC: 371.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 216 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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With this timely book, editors Les Lloyd and Gabriel Barreneche present an eye-opening look at projects that are innovating with technology to improve education and, indeed, the very quality of people's lives around the world. From collaborative learning communities and social networks to Web 2.0 tools, MOOCs, and mobiles, experts discuss an array of tech initiatives that teach students to think and act globally while helping to close the education gap between developed and developing nations. Contributors explain how students and institutions can reuse "obsolete" technology in places where it will be "new" and describe the impacts of such efforts on communities abroad. If you are interested in service-learning, internationalization, and study abroad—or if you are just looking for a way to keep your organization's old technology out of landfills—Educational Technology for the Global Village will inform and inspire you.



  • Les Lloyd
  • Gabriel I. Barreneche

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Learning Global Citizenship Through Teaching Technology.
2: Service-Learning Linked to Social Media and Virtual Worlds: An Educational Strategy for Promoting Global Sustainability.
3: A Transglobal Virtual Language Learning Community for ESL and EFL Teachers: Using Skype and PBworks.
4: Using Asynchronous Web 2.0 Tools to Promote Language Learning and Intercultural Communication.
5: The iPad as a Tool for Global Education: Opportunities and Limitations.
6: From Traditional to Massive Online Education: The Global Health Village.
7: Teacher Eportfolios: Links to Interpersonal and Intrapersonal 21st-Century Communication Skills.
8: Furthering Educational Technology in Developing Countries.
9: Design Education for Social Innovation Supported by Technology: The Safe Agua Case Study.
10: Emerging Technology in the Schools of Rwanda.
11: Galapagos ICE.
12: A Service-Learning Novice Finds His Way.
Final Thoughts.
About the Contributors.
About the Editors.