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GKE CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROJECTS

GKE supports E-learning's goal of a fully functional, multicultural global learner. An integral part of global learning is the union of cultures.

The GKE Cultural Exchange targets the intense deployment of the emerging technologies to permit learners to share content, ideas, collaborative projects, full multimedia, and the Information Age's most powerful tool . . . human knowledge. These projects target active engagement in global education and workforce development across geographic and cultural barriers.

The GKE Global Multicultural Heritage Project
&
Two Cities, One Classroom Program

As part of the Global Knowledge Exchange (GKE) Project CLASS Chinese Language & Culture Learning Initiative, the GKE has designed and implemented new programs which focus on the foundation building of Chinese Language & Culture learning program. Chinese Speaking school systems (including China, Taiwan, Hong kong & Singapore) and are well-positioned to become effective global education project partners, functioning as an important Chinese Language & Culture content collaboration center or ˇ°Hubˇ± in the growing worldwide digital content and e-learning industries. The Global Multicultural Heritage Project and Two Cities, One Classroom programs can assist both US & Chinese companies, academic institutions and K-12 schools to participate in the Chinese Language & Culture project in the US or Chinese speaking countries. The goal of this project is to achieve large-scale collaborative educational activities of Two Cities, One Classroom, utilizing the foundational implementation of the Global Multicultural Heritage Project.

Through the Global Multicultural Heritage Project (GMHP), students and teachers create online media showcases defining local Chinese culture, collaborate and apply interpersonal communication skills with students and teachers in selected States (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ohio) in the United States. This project represents a unique integration of language teaching, performance (project) based learning pedagogy, and educational technology. Teachers and students collaborate utilizing internet and videoconferencing technologies, while working as partners on project activities.

Two Cities One Classroom International Learning program is designed to bring together K-12 schools located in cities in the US and Chinese speaking countries. It addresses the localization needs as well as the international involvement. Rather than one school at a time, it serves as a frame work by providing large pools of K-12 schools from cities in United States, such as New York, Boston or Columbus, and cities in Pacific-Rim, such as Beijing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. This program is the natural expansion learning program of Global Multicultural Heritage project.

"The very idea of the World Wide Web is one of connections. Our ability to use the Internet to reshape learning requires actions that are also interrelated and interconnected."

from the National Report of the Web-based Education Commission
to the President and the Congress of the United States



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