Your Name and Title: Shelly D Gooden
M.A. Information Technology Management
Doctoral Learner Capella University
School or Organization Name: Capella University
Co-Presenter Name(s): None
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Utah, United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Online Educators with globally diverse student populations, International Educators
Short Session Description (one line):
How to tame the digital divide dragon with tools you can find laying around the web.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
What is the digital divide and how is it impacting the students in our course room?
What can we do to bridge this divide?
How do we make sure learners from around the globe feel they are a vital part of your course rooms?
Overcoming challenges faced by differences in time zone, available technology, and culture. Using technology educators can create a culture of inclusion in online course environments no matter how wide spread the student population may be. Creative use of existing technology can help. Another key element to success is communication with learners. Online learners are resourceful and creative. They will reach toward the instructor and the institution if a multicultural environment is on the other side of the digital divide to in their course rooms. Educators can help learners achieve incredibly positive outcomes in the face of challenging circumstances.
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