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Wednesday, August 1 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Choose your own adventure: Virtual Exchange and Connecting Youth Across Borders

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In this hands-on, collaborative workshop, the Stevens Initiative and IREX will lead a discussion on the building blocks of virtual exchange. Our workshop will use interactive learning to explore the problem of increasing access to global communication and technology literacy for youth from under-resourced backgrounds. Virtual exchange – defined as online, international, collaborative learning - can extend access to opportunities for young people to develop essential skills for the global economy when factors such as time, money, and location were once prohibitive.Inclusion in the global economy is essential for stable societies, and increasingly the global job market requires workers to be culturally competent, which includes skills in cross-cultural collaboration, technology, and creativity and problem-solving.


Mohammed Abdel-Kader

Executive Director, Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative

Ashley Grimes

Program Officer, IREX

Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
MIT Tang Center, E51-372 - Classroom, Building E51 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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