Digital Technology for Carrying Global Affairs into the High School Classroom
In an era of rising interdependence, there is a growing need to incorporate study and awareness of global affairs into the middle and high school classrooms. This is not easy because of the difficulty of curriculum reform. One way to achieve this end via an extracurriculum route is to sponsor a Model United Nations (MUN) conference for high school teams, which as the Clemson University MUN advisor I inaugurated on an annual basis in February 2005. A second route toward this end is my inauguration of a new online course for middle school/high school teachers and educators, which I am starting in the Summer 2005 term. During the Spring semester of 2005, I took a Clemson University course for college professors inaugurating online courses. Topics for a paper include why an online course is necessary for my target subject and audience, how digital technology shaped structuring of the course, how the course was marketed, and other follow-up activities to the course.
Keywords: Global Affairs, High Schools, Digital Technology
Dr. Michael Morris
Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Clemson University