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IIGE Professional Development Series 2022: Building Global Resilience with I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)



The objective of fostering the ability to communicate and cultivate values and ways of thinking as global citizens, the most fundamental aspect of international education, is about to take on an even more important position. 


In the aftermath of the pandemic, and with everyone under the stress of external factors such as reduced economic activity and self-restraint, the past few years have seen the emergence of xenophobia, the exclusion or avoidance of different cultures and segments of the population with different backgrounds, and the attempt to protect their own people and communities by excluding them. Actions toward DEI, for example, to improve the gender gap, have been reported that it has further widened the gap due to the pandemic impact. 


Those in the higher education sector must not forget once again the importance of implementing DEI and the need to nurture the younger generation who will be responsible for the future recovery so that diversity is firmly embedded in their thought processes. It is precisely because we are in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and looking ahead to a post-COVID-19 society, that the mission of the international education field is extremely important. 


The theme of the 2022 IIGE series is “Building Global Resilience.” We aim to nurture global human resources who can make their own decisions about what is important and what is not, and who are able to make their own decisions about what to do, rather than letting the flow of events take over them. The sub-theme is I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access). It includes a series of professional development programs that will include content that contributes to digital-based international education, with intention to expand access and international education to a wider and more traditionally underserved audience, as well as the three I.D.E. concepts. 


IIGE will facilitate a timely and important dialogue on next-generation international education, featuring a combination of interactive workshops and webinars. Leading international education leaders from around the world will engage participants in forward-looking discussions of emerging technologies, modalities, and pedagogies for advancing next generation learning and engagement.  



Session 1: Metaverse, AI, and Collaborative Learning Online - International Education with Advanced Technologies

(Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 9:30 - 10:30AM (JST) / Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 8:30 - 9:30PM (EST)


Format: Webinar

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: FREE

Language(s): English & Japanese *simultaneous interpretation available


Digitally accelerated teaching and learning is here. What benefits and challenges will the rapidly developing digital technology-based educational methods bring to us? Metaverse and AI applications reminiscent of the rise of a hyperpresence society. What transformations will practices such as COIL undergo as we embrace these technologies? We will discuss the next generation of online international education with speakers from leading Edtech companies.


*Registration for the first session will be open until Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (JST)

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