Technology and Society

Connections Across Frontiers

‘Technology and Society’ is the first original Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Interactive open Online Course held in Arabic.  Students and youth from the Southern Mediterranean and Europe will 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.

Assignment Manual

Take a look at the Assignment Manual here

Participants are graded on their active participation in, and preparation for, weekly online group meetings: these online sessions will be held at the same time and day each week for the 6-week course and last 2 hours. All participants are expected to have watched/read the weekly audio-visual materials and reflected on their mini-tasks prior to their online group sessions so that they can share their ideas and perspectives with each other.

The audio-visual lectures on the 6 themes are designed to provide participants with food-for-thought for their online sessions. These stimulating resources are a combination of articles and videos presented by academics, practitioners and the public. Participants watch and/or read the audio-visual materials on the weekly theme, following this by completing the mini tasks. The results of these small weekly assignments are submitted through specific webforms.(See below).

 

You can submit your weekly assignments here

Overview

  • Start date: 3 November 2019
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Deadline to register: 28 October 2019 

Technology has never been as influential as it is today; impacting our personal lives as well as the societies we live in. The rapid evolution of technology changes how people interact and build connections; it affects how people receive information, engage with social issues and participate in politics. Technology also shapes the job market, the way people work, get paid and spend their money.
In this course participants get the chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities these technological developments pose.

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. These online sessions take place in a customized video-conference room and are led by trained dialogue facilitators. Alongside preparing for the weekly sessions, participants will engage in a collaborative assignment.

Participants develop, among others, transversal skills such as self-esteem, curiosity and cross-cultural communication skills. They will be awarded an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange digital Badge to highlight the skills achieved.

Read more about the weekly themes, learning outcomes and assessment in the Course Outline here > 

Getting ready

Did you successfully register? Congratulations!

This course officially starts with the first online group meeting in the week of November 3. You can prepare for the course in these 3 simple steps:

 

Step 1: read the COURSE OUTLINE  and the ASSIGNMENT MANUAL>>>

 

Step 2: Make sure you check your email and especially look out for the email coming from ts@sharingperspectivesfoundation.com with your schedule information to be send on October 31.  Also, check your spam or other folders!

Step 3: Get familiar with the Exchange Portal, where your online group meetings* will take place. Check out this video to see how it works.  *Please note that your group meeting room will not yet be visible until a few days prior to your first scheduled meeting.

Contact

Please contact the course team with any questions or concerns by emailing ts@sharingperspectivesfoundation.com 

About 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.

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