On November 17, 2010, Journeys in Film’s Director of Program Development, Anna Rutins, presented in the first-ever live streaming online Global Education Conference.
Anna’s session, “Journeys in Film – An interdisciplinary approach using foreign film to foster global action”, was one of 397 sessions from 62 countries and 63 keynote speakers. The conference was designed as a collaborative and worldwide community effort to significantly increase opportunities for globally connecting education activities and initiatives.
Organized by the Global Education Collaborative, this free event took place entirely online using the videoconferencing tool, Elluminate. The overall participation stats are impressive, with 15,028 unique logins, 8,372 hours of presentations attended, and 32,681 web site visits just this week.
All sessions were recorded and can be viewed at your leisure, and a live recording of Anna’s presentation is available at your convenience as well.
Other resources created as part of this conference and available for your use:
1) Wiki. The Global Education Wiki is at http://www.GlobalEducationWiki.com and has been created as a companion to the conference site. It consists of a wide variety of resources that support the aim of the conference: to significantly increase opportunities for globally connecting education activities and initiatives. Share your favorite global projects in the Project Directory, promote a project in the list of Open Projects or add resources to the Global Ed Links section, which is organized by conference strands.
2) Mentor Program. Please visit the wiki if you want to participate in the Global Education Mentor program, either to help or be helped by another educator doing global connecting projects. More information is here: http://www.globaleducationwiki.com/MENTOR+PROGRAM.