Study Abroad 2017
Born Digital: Embracing Technology to Enhance International Education
Students today were “born digital.” They have never known a world without broadband internet, smartphones, or the ability to reach into their pocket for the answer to almost any question. They are resourceful researchers and future-focused pragmatists who fully expect to be successful on their own terms.
And now Generation Z is attending college. Are we ready?
The study abroad community – advisors and faculty alike – is facing an enormous challenge: How do we keep international learning relevant for a generation that grew up on Snapchat and Instagram?
How do we harness the power of technology to improve advisement and recruitment, while enriching the cross-cultural and academic aspects of location-based programs? How can faculty integrate technology into pedagogy to improve global learning outcomes and teaching effectiveness? How can technology help to overcome the barriers of study abroad: cost, curriculum, and culture? How do we leverage new technology and skills to deepen experiential learning? What new opportunities do these technology tools provide?
One thing is certain - the innovative global programs and experiences abroad that will prepare today’s students for the future must incorporate 21st century learning approaches.
Please join us in Austin, Texas, November 8-11 for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation. Better yet, get your own ideas on the table. Submit a proposal and share the creative thinking, emerging best practices, and game-changing ideas that will inspire and inform a new approach – one that helps make study abroad accessible to all, and bring it firmly into the 21st century.
Thanks for joining us in Los Angeles!
Relive the fun of our 2016 Conference