Studying Across Digital Gaps and Firewalls

Nov 10, 2017
10:45 am - 12:00 pm EST

Studying Across Digital Gaps and Firewalls

When studying abroad, students are exposed to different forms of the web created by a mix of user habits, infrastructure quality differences, and intentional limits on free speech and content sharing. Students, families, and universities increasingly rely on the internet for communication and operations and expect a high level of connectivity, which is not always available. We’ll go beyond slow dial-up stories to explore strategies used by field staff to deal with connectivity disruptions and see how study-abroad advisors and other stakeholders can cooperate across digital divides. Join us to discover the learning opportunities that emerge as a silver lining.

Chair
Karlis Rokpelnis, CIEE

Presenters
Elena Corbett, AMIDEAST; Serigne Ndiaye, CIEE