-One project I am particularly interested in sharing- started today. I am the lead on an online workshop titled: The Reckoning: Understanding the International Criminal Court. We have over 700 participants signed up from over 70 countries. The workshop will allow interaction of participants with the films’ producers, scholars, Facing History staff, NGO workers and a variety of educators from around the globe. We will also be joined by special guests. In addition to having the filmmakers with us for the duration of the workshop, we will be joined on particular days by the following: Ben Ferencz, Bec Hamilton, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Doc Miller and John Bellinger III. You can join the site at www.reckoningworkshop.ning.com.
Facing History has an international online course, an ongoing online environment that connects students in Rwanda to students in Massachusetts (part of an ECA grant), and is planning another international student discussion in the spring around voting.
I think what could possibly be an interesting session is if I show some of these international online learning environments and we have a discussion around the following:
What factors do you need to consider when opening an online learning opportunity up to a global audience?
What are some challenges and how can they be addressed?
What are some benefits of going global with online learning?
- How might we think of sharing best practices and combining learning and resources?