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Education in the Digital Age

February 3, 2016 - February 9, 2016

Technological advances have the potential to greatly expand academic opportunities and the educational achievement critical to social and economic development.  This project will allow visitors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa to examine how technology is changing the face of U.S. educational processes. The group’s visit to the U.S. will take them from primary schools to universities through online platforms such as Blackboard, blended learning, flipped classrooms, and massive open online courses.  Participants will explore how technology is promoting educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, older adults, and rural populations and learn how policy makers, the private sector, school administrators and teachers evaluate, fund, and support technological changes in classrooms.

Participants will engage with various institutions of primary, secondary, and higher education in order analyze how investment in classroom technology and the growing accessibility to massive open online courses (MOOCs) has allowed the Cleveland community to enrich the educational opportunities offered to those commonly marginalized within academia.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields.  Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program. 

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


February 3, 2016
February 9, 2016
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