In this module we have explored the following:
- Resource sites that support educational global projects: ePals, Kiva, iEARN and Scratch.
- Considerations related to working with international students. In particular, language and cultural issues, and issues related to location.
- Professor Hofstede's 5D Model to glean a better understanding of cultural differences around the world. In the hand out provided, we have also outlined how these differences may have an impact in the online classroom.
Whether you choose to engage your students in a global project, or teach students from around the world, as Thomas Friedman suggests, in this flat world, we are all next door neighbors. The ability to understand each other, work collaboratively and communicate effectively is critical.
For a review of the topics covered in this module, try the DragNDrop activity below. You will find the Final Assessment for this module on the pages that follow.