For one week in mid-February my professor, Dr. Z, was in a Middle Eastern country named Jordan. He was over on the other side of the world giving a lecture based on educational topics. While he was there my class had the opportunity to Skype him along with a few of his colleagues. This experience was something new to me. I have not talked via a video call to someone who was many time zones away. This really blew my mind. I really had to think about what was happening. Here I am in Eastern Iowa, U.S.A. talking to someone who is more than 6,000 miles away! Now that is GREAT technology! During the Skype call I did not speak, a few of my fellow classmates volunteered to share their Project Based Learning projects and I was just soaking in this unique video call. I am very glad I was able to be a part of this global learning experience. To those who are not familiar with what global learning is all about check out the linked website. It gives a brief overview of the nature of this new educational exprience. I believe this type of learning will be very beneficial in the future and it has opened my eyes to the world of technology and how impossible things can really happen.
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