Teenagers and Multiculturalism: Instilling a New Learning Culture through Social-Virtual Activities
Nikleia Eteokleous, Frederick University Cyprus/ MYTecC, Cyprus ; Ushi Krausz, Yarden Leal, Peres Center for Peace, Israel ; Osnat Emanuel, Seriously Kidding™, Israel
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Computers have been making it to classrooms for over four decades, deeply affecting education. The rapid diffusion of the Internet, computers, and telecommunications; new approaches to learning were created including online course delivery. ICT provides a realistic, visually compelling, and motivating interactive environment for developing the skills and knowledge needed in today’s multicultural environment, another characteristic of the society we live in. Given the above, the current study aims to develop teenagers’ cultural competency, social and leadership skills, and multicultural awareness through virtual-based activities in a non-formal educational setting, aiming in instilling a new learning culture. MYTecC (Mediterranean Youth Technology Club, introduced below) aims to embrace all the above under its multicultural internet-based, virtual umbrella.
Eteokleous, N., Krausz, U., Leal, Y. & Emanuel, O. (2008). Teenagers and Multiculturalism: Instilling a New Learning Culture through Social-Virtual Activities. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5267-5275). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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