Each 9/11 anniversary, I reflect on this George Packer piece in the April 2002 New York Times Magazine. This year, in light of the Mark Zuckerberg-led Internet.org announcement last month, Packer’s words seem particularly relevant: The globalization of the media was supposed to knit the world together. The more information we receive about one another, […]Read more "Images of Hope and Caring"
The national conversation about online learning has focused on what and how, but has given with whom short shrift. In his remarks this week to the Foreign Service Institute Overseas Security Seminar, US Secretary of State John Kerry underscored the importance of “with whom,” highlighting virtual exchange as a key US government strategy to provide educators and youth with a meaningful […]Read more "For Online Learning, It’s Who You Know"
The team at iEARN-USA invites you to join us in celebrating the 5th anniversary of ELT@lgeria, which facilitates iEARN in Algeria. ELT@lgeria was created in January 2008 by Mr.Mustapha Louznadji, founder and president of the Association of Teachers of English and Inspector of National Education, and Ms. Kheira Mezough, educator and webmaster. For five years, ELT@lgeria has […]Read more "Bringing Global Connections to Life in @lgeria"
Since 1998, iEARN has been privileged to work with the US State Department to develop programs and projects to foster strong relations between the West and the Islamic world. Our efforts have focused on direct student and teacher interaction to build trust, mutual understanding, and a commitment to shared goals. Highlights include: the Kennedy-Lugar Youth […]Read more "Introducing the Chris Stevens Youth Network"
Most Americans associate Yemen with one or more of the following: kidnapping, corruption, poverty, qat, al Qaeda, terrorism, drones, and the USS Cole. iEARN educators and students in Yemen, with the support of iEARN partner SOUL for Development, offer several alternative word associations: iEARN-USA is privileged to be a partner of SOUL, and we’d love […]Read more "Bringing Global Connections to Life in Yemen"
Few countries have been transformed in the past 18 months as much as Tunisia. TEARN (Tunisian Education And Resource Network), under the guidance of president and Global Education Conference keynoter Héla Nafti, has also transformed itself, becoming one of the first post-revolution education NGOs in the country. A pioneer of K-12 online collaborative projects in Tunisia […]Read more "Bringing Global Connections to Life in Tunisia"
The iEARN program in Egypt was launched as part of the CIVICS Program, the partnership introduced in the previous post between iEARN and US Department of State that began in 1999 and was consolidated into the Global Connections and Exchange Program in 2002. Managed at first from the US Embassy’s Regional English Language Office, in collaboration […]Read more "Bringing Global Connections to Life in Egypt"