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Your Name and Title: Khendum Gyabak, PhD Student

School or Organization Name: Indiana University Bloomington

Co-Presenter Name(s): Dr. Curtis J. Bonk & Ms. Najia Sabir

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): K-12 Teachers, Design Researchers

Short Session Description (one line): Design Thinking among K-12 Teachers in Global Education Programs

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Cyberspace is changing the way the “flattened” world is interchanging information (Friedman, 2005).  The Internet has the potential of linking not only two, but an indefinite number of collaborators strewed over varying geographic locations.  The purpose of this research studies is to investigate how K-12 teachers are leveraging instructional technology to create global classrooms via transformative learning approaches. By understanding the design processes of K-12 teachers in establishing a global education classroom, this study seeks to understand how teachers from around the globe, play as agents in designing curriculum that fosters 21st century learning skills and develop more globally aware citizens.  

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Is it "instructional" technology or "inquiry" as we seek to develop the metacognition of the student?

see my talk on "How do we fit global education within our curriculum at various grade levels?" at 11:00 Wednesday in Mountain time and by the way when are you speaking in mountain time, I would very much like to hear your presentation?


Hello Paul! thank you for your interest in my study. I believe I mean enhancing inquiry but utilizing instructional technology in these learning situations. I will definitely look out for your talk. I am not certain about my presentation schedule. I will update it here as soon as I find out.

Looking forward to find out how your sampled population  are leveraging instructional technology to create global classrooms and what  transformative learning approaches they adopt. Sharing successful practices.


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