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Enriching user experience and online interactions: Supporting sustained and varied dialogue on Out of Eden Learn

The Out of Eden Learn platform is a unique online space that supports young people to interact, share stories and be their authentic selves in a safe environment. It is different from other social media in many ways. Most notably, participants create pseudonyms and at no point share their real names or pictures of themselves. […]

Understanding Culture(s): Promises and pitfalls of Out of Eden Learn and other intercultural digital exchange programs

The research described in this blog post was conducted by Out of Eden Learn team members Anastasia Aguiar, Susie Blair, and Liz Dawes Duraisingh. Before participating in Out of Eden Learn, my understanding of culture was primarily taken from individual books about a culture … Since participating in Out of Eden Learn I would think, […]

Changing the Conversation about Migration: A Provisional Pedagogic Framework

This blog post is co-authored by Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Emi Kane, and Sarah Sheya. Last year, Out of Eden Learn piloted and launched a new learning journey called Stories of Human Migration. We wanted to see if the curriculum design principles we had developed for promoting thoughtful cross-cultural inquiry and exchange  — inviting young people […]

El primer evento en castellano de preguntas y respuestas con Paul Salopek // The first Q&A in Spanish with Paul Salopek

Luz Helena Cano es asistente de investigación de Out of Eden Learn y recientemente se graduó del programa de maestría de Artes en la Educación de la Escuela de Posgrados en Educación de la Universidad de Harvard. El viernes 16 de julio, llevamos a cabo la primera sesión de preguntas y respuestas con Paul Salopek. […]

A Google+ Hangout with Paul and Aziz

Last month, Paul Salopek and his walking guide in Uzbekistan, Aziz Khalmuradov, joined classes from Chennai, India to Boulder, Colorado, United States for a Google+ Hangout. Paul and Aziz participated from Bukhara, a Silk Road city with a long history of cross-cultural exchange. The conversation was hosted by Liz Dawes Duraisingh and Sarah Sheya of […]

Introducing a New Learning Journey: Stories of Human Migration

This spring we piloted a new curriculum on Out of Eden Learn: Stories of Human Migration. Classes from the United States, Canada, Singapore, and Australia participated. We were fortunate to work with a group of talented and committed educators—Brenda Ball, Sharonne Blum, Oliver Brown, Chris Sloan and Sandra Teng—who enthusiastically shared their ideas and experiences […]

Documenting Piraeus: Part 2 of 3

While in Piraeus, team member Jessica Fei and I took the opportunity to put into practice some Out of Eden Learn activities. Below you’ll see two pieces: an interactive map and a video in the style of Paul’s Glances. In our Core Learning Journey 1 curriculum, we invite young people to explore what is most […]