Welcome

Welcome to this website on explorations into international connections.

Please use the menu items and pull down lists to explore attempts at international connections between university classrooms.  If you might like to connect your students with undergraduates at Eastern Connecticut State University, please contact me at David Stoloff – stoloffd@easternct.edu – to discuss learning experiences for your students.

 

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 610 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

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initial planning

To those who might want to participate in this project, designed to connect students and their teachers in post-secondary education throughout the world for a discussion on education and future planning, here are some notes on this evolving project on international and cross-cultural exchanges using Web 2.0 tools – a blogspace, online survey, powerpoint presentations posted in ePortfolios, video clips, …. 

After Spring 2011, we are exploring the use of a FaceBook group on international and cross-cultural education to encourage these global discussions.  Students in my classes at Eastern Connecticut State University use FaceBook as their homepages.  I am thinking that it might be a better platform for encouraging collaborations.  Either click on the link above or try to connect by clicking on this longer link –

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_206409209382175#!/home.php?sk=group_206409209382175

During Spring 2011, using http://www.epals.com/ , I contacted those in post-secondary education who were interested in collaborating during the first week of 2011.  In a few days, I heard from faculty members in Turkey, China, Catalonia (Spain),  and Madrid (Spain). 

We began this website for a Spring 2011 project located at https://interconescu.wordpress.com/.   

About pre-survey and post-survey, I would suggest that we develop a series of Likert-scale statement based on concepts from

 THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION (December 2007).� Intercultural dialogue in Europe: Summary. Retrieved fromhttp://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_217_sum_en.pdf .

 and

European Commission (September 2007).  Special Eurobarometer 278:� European Cultural Values.  Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/culture/pdf/doc958_en.pdf .

 I started a survey to see if we would be able to use it with international students to gather attitudinal information.  We will add lots more questions and topics but it would be good to see if this platform would work for you.  Please click on the attached link and let me know if it would work for you and your students.

 http://selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=860H396

   

Would your students be able to open a document like the following from last year’s project, for example, –
 
 that might represent a student’s understanding of the geography of another nation, from their internet research?  Would your students be able to develop and share on the internet similar presentations about Connecticut and the United States?

 

 If you would like to participate in this international connections project, please leave a comment below.
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International Connections SP 2010

Here was the International  Connections website from Spring 2010

International Connections – http://intercon.pbworks.com/

international conversations between students at Eastern Connecticut State University, United States of America, in the Last Green Valley, Connecticut and university students in other nations

Spring 2010 projects –

N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia – Vytaly Chaschin – connections – Vytaly@epals.com 

CultureQuest projects on Russia http://sites.google.com/site/expandinghorizonslenihanc/home/second-semester/culture-project

 

Skill to Earn Program (STEP) – Nepal – Basudev Lamichhane – connections – devnepal@epals.com

CultureQuest projects on Nepalhttp://cid-99495bc7fab8de42.profile.live.com/Lists/cns!99495BC7FAB8DE42!175/

 

University of Mascara, Algeria – Safir Kassim – connections – colearner@epals.com

 CultueQuest projects on Algeria http://sites.google.com/site/carcioa/home/lap-130–leading-edge-technology-spring-2010/culture-quest-projects/index-page 

 

National Kaohsiung Marine University – Hsiao-chien (Marian) Lee – connections – marianlee@epals.com

CultureQuest projects on Taiwan https://sites.google.com/site/eportfoliosamanthaastolfi/culture-quest

If you have questions on this site,

please contact David Stoloff, Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University – stolofd@easternct.edu

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Please use the comments’ link below to start an international discussion with students and faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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