Title

Innovative Technologies for Multicultural Education Needs

Publication Title

Multicultural Education and Technology Journal

Publication Date

4-17-2007

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1108/17504970710745201

Keywords

Literacy, Virtual organizations, Networking, Communities, Education

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Educational Methods | Educational Technology

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss several technology applications that are being used to address current problems or opportunities related to multicultural education.

Design/methodology/approach

Five technology applications or technology‐related projects are discussed, including a teacher education literacy tool, social networking communities, massive multiplayer online role‐playing games, virtual patients, and an International Leadership in Educational Technology consortium.

Findings

Research and practical implications of this paper include the introduction of new technologies for improving multicultural education, research findings on the use of these tools, and potential opportunities or pitfalls as such tools are implemented and evaluated.

Originality/value

The paper concludes with a call for new research in the area of technologies for multicultural education.

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