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Using Blackboard Collaborate, Moddle and Collaborative tools in a European and American Educational Diplomacy Programme - The Example of the Transatlantic Dialogue

Co-Presenter Name(s): Fabrice Fresse / Lucinda Morgan

School or Organization Name: The Transatlantic Educators Dialogue hosted by the European Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: U.S.A / China

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Teachers / Educational Leaders / Policy Makers

Short Session Description: In a context where national educational systems are internationally assessed and ranked (PISA or PIRLS), it has become a priority for educators / teachers to collaborate, exchange views and best practices in order to impact student achievement. After seven years of implementation, the Transatlantic Educators Dialogue initiated by the European Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign resorts to Moddle, Blackboard Collaborate and other collaborative tools are means to open a diplomatic space to transcend geographic boundaries and welcome anyone interested in educational challenges to exchange viewpoints and compare policies.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Presentation of the Transatlantic Educators Dialogue (T.E.D.)
Use of technological tools to collaborate and compare educational systems (Moddle, Blackboard, and collaborative tools)
Innovative use of social media to empower educators: LinkedIn and Social Media
Taking part in T.E.D.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://europe.illinois.edu/ted/

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