Five years ago today in Cairo, Egypt, President Obama called for an expansion of programs to connect U.S. and Muslim youth: On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America. At the same time, we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will […]Read more "New Beginnings"
Join us again this year for the fourth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, to be held Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013 (Saturday, November 23rd in some time zones). iEARN-USA is a founding partner of the Global Education Conference, which is […]Read more "The 4th Annual Global Education Conference"
We are excited to celebrate the kick-off of International Education Week by joining the Exchange 2.0 Coalition’s launch of this brand new website for virtual exchange. We hope that the new site will accelerate efforts to combine the deep impact of cross-cultural exchange with the broad reach of new media technologies to support the goal of […]Read more "Let’s Make International Education for Everyone"
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"
Last month, for the first time in 24 years, the iEARN Global Assembly hosted its annual leadership meeting completely virtually. Representatives from 24 countries across many time zones joined the three-day meeting both live and asynchronously, through a wiki and Blackboard Collaborate. Voting continued for three more weeks to give the opportunity to everyone to […]Read more "Side by Side, Unconditionally"