GlobalEdCon12 Session

Booking starts: November 15, 2012 6:00 AM, 10:00 AM (America/New_York)
Booking ends: November 15, 2012 7:00 AM, 11 AM (America/New_York)
Duration: 1 hour
Session Title: Global eLearning to Enhance International and Cross-Cultural Education in Universities
Your Name and Title: David Stoloff, Professor, Education
Your School, Library, or Organization Name: Eastern Connecticut State University
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience: university faculty members and students
Short Session Description: This session will explore the uses of blogging, email, electronic portfolios, Skype, and other tools to enrich international and cross-cultural educational courses.
Session Strand (use the “tag”): international education, cross-cultural education, teacher education, educational technology, electronic portfolios
Full Session Description: This session will explore the uses of tools for international connections and global learning to enrich international and cross-cultural educational courses. The presenter will discuss experiences in connecting students and faculty members in these undergraduate courses via blogging, the posting of PowerPoint impressions of the cultures of others for cross-cultural discussions and the dispelling of misunderstanding, and skyping to converse on commonalities and differences across nations. Examples of how undergraduates have chronicled their learning experiences during global field experiences in Jamaica and Nepal through the development of electronic portfolios will also be illustrated. The session will include ample time to share best practices and to begin to develop potential ongoing online connections to enhance curriculum in other college courses.
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Your Bio: David L. Stoloff, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he also currently serves as the University Senate President and Director, Center for Educational Excellence. He teaches courses in the MS in Educational Technology program and in the liberal arts program – international and cross-cultural education, leading edge educational technology, and the liberal arts program capstone seminar. The implementation and assessment of electronic portfolios, using technology for cross-cultural education, and leading global field experiences in Jamaican schools are among his current research activities. Dr. Stoloff received his Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from UCLA, his MA in Educational Technology from Concordia University in Montreal, and his BS in Biology/Secondary Education from SUNY, Brockport. He was a high school teacher as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire, in Israel at an American-style high school, and at Long Beach, CA, Polytechnic, an educational researcher and curriculum developer in Montreal, Dallas, and Los Angeles, and has also taught full-time at SUNY-Plattsburgh, Cal. State, Los Angeles, and Sonoma State University, California’s member on the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). David resides in Willimantic, CT where his wife Debbie and he have raised 4 children.

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