With an internationally interdependent economy, unprecedented levels of migration, and a continuous stream of information circulating the planet, children are growing up in a globalized world. In this era of globalization, children need to develop intercultural understanding. Modern digital technologies provide exciting new avenues for helping children gain this important skill. At the click of a button, children in different countries can play games together on social networking forums (SNF), have a virtual playdate through videoconferencing, or share media about their cultures on child-friendly websites. The Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is hosting a panel at the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference that brings together experts from technology companies, international NGOs, and nonprofits to discuss innovative initiatives that use technology to help nurture children’s intercultural understanding. This panel, Getting Global With It: Youth Global Participation in the Digital Age, is on Thursday, March 14 11am-12:30pm in Michigan A/B.
We hope to see you there!