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Connections Across Frontiers
Technology has never been as influential as it is today; impacting our personal lives as well as the societies we live in. In the course ‘Technology and Society’ participants get the chance to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities technological developments pose with youth from other countries and diverse backgrounds. Stimulated by thought-provoking materials they come together weekly in online facilitated group sessions and discuss the effects of technology on social relations, the job market, future innovations and more.
Dates Feb 23 - Apr 05 2020
Duration 6 weeks
Application deadline Feb 16 2020
-> 1-2 hours preparation & assignments
-> 2 hours online group meetings
-> Final assignment
‘Technology and Society’ invites youth from the Southern Mediterranean and Europe to explore the role that technology plays in our everyday lives and our societies. Participants will learn from, and with, their peers in an interactive, intercultural, online environment and reflect on the societal changes that come with technological developments.
Stimulated by materials including bite-sized video lectures and other visual and written materials from expert academics and practitioners, participants exchange ideas and perspectives in weekly, live, online group sessions.
This course is open and free of charge to anyone between 18- 30 years old who is a national of or resident in one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project countries.
The application deadline for prospective participants is 16 February 2020.
Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries. The facilitated online meetings are organized around relevant skill-building activities and discussing dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners.
If you are interested in offering this course to your students, volunteers in your organisation, or other eligible participants, please contact us. We are happy to offer more information and discuss possible partnership arrangements.
More about our courses
Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries in facilitated online meetings alongside relevant skill-building activities and dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners. These courses combine the deep impact of intercultural exchange with the broad reach of online learning to allow more young people to have meaningful intercultural learning experiences as part of their formal or non-formal education. Interactive Open Online Courses are part of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. This project provides an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning.
An innovative learning experience
Participants in the interactive courses are provided with the opportunity to:
- Engage with youth from different countries, cultures and backgrounds in a virtual classroom;
- Discuss topical themes on technological innovations, social identity and culture;
- Learn from expert content and materials;
- Improve language and communication skills;
- Build 21st-century skills that improve employability, including the ability to work in a virtual and intercultural environment;
- Gain an Erasmus+ digital badge and become an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange alumni.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
This Interactive Open Online Course is part of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and as such produced under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, financed by the Union’s budget. The opinions expressed are those of the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, our partners and participants only and do not represent the European Commission’s official position.
© 2020 European Union and EACEA. All rights reserved. Certain parts are licensed under conditions to the EU and EACEA.
Here you find essential information about the curriculum, assignments and how to earn your badge.Check out the course manual
Review the weekly videos and content in preparation for your online session here and submit your video-lecture comment.Check out the resources
Online meeting room
Click here to login to the Exchange Portal. Here you will find the meeting room for your weekly group sessions.Login to your meetingroom
Final project assignment
As a final project you will develop a plan to use digital technologies to address a social problem or challenge.
In each week you will need to submit assignments as subsections of the final assignment. In the assignment manual there is more information about what is expected and when and where you should submit your assignments.