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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 4, No. 2 (2008) open journal systems 


Information and communication technologies (ICTs) to develop teachers’ global awareness

Shiang-Kwei Wang, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Sarah McPherson, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Hui-YIn Hsu, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Mengping Tsuei, Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan


Abstract
This project explored uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as wikis, blogs, and e-mail to facilitate knowledge exchange between pre or in-service teachers in New York City and pre or in-service teachers in Taipei, Taiwan. The project purposes were (1) to increase participants’ awareness of international cultures in an educational context (2) to enhance cross-cultural interaction between the two countries, and (3) to provide participants opportunities to use ICT tools. The findings show that both groups of participants gained important perspectives on global education, increased knowledge of each other’s culture and its impact on education, and increased competence with ICTs. Participants also demonstrate the ability to develop strategies to add global dimensions to the curriculum and instruction.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556