Live … From Iraq … It’s Monday Night!

Elmer Poe, assistant vice chancellor of Emerging Academic Initiatives at East Carolina University, leads a discussion between ECU students and their peers at Kufa University in Iraq. (Contributed photo)

The technology balked, yet the learning went on in East Carolina University’s global classroom.

Some 70 ECU students who stayed up late for a first-ever campus get together with peers in Iraq didn’t get the experience they expected. The connection flittered, and instructors had to improvise.

Yet for many participants in the event dubbed the “Midnight Special,” the hour they spent conversing, on and off, with students at Kufa University via satellite reinforced lessons they’d been learning in the classroom.  Read more…

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