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Posted by techATstate on December 4, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Revolutionizing Education and Learning Through Technology

This week, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, and educators around the world are celebrating International Education Week and how studying in another country and learning about the world can transform lives. 

On November 1, the Office of eDiplomacy hosted Tech@State: EdTech, which explored how technology is expanding educational opportunity around the world.  The event, held on the campus of George Washington University, explored the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to education and how those changes can enhance diplomacy and offer educational opportunities around the world.

Highlights from the day included a robot from VGo that virtually connected with locals at the Nicaraguan-North American Binational Center, allowing them to interact with conference participants.  This technology offers new possibilities for remote participation and cultural exchanges.  Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan announced two exciting education initiatives from the State Department.  First, she announced the State Department’s new…

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