This article describes a classroom project developed in a course on diversity education that required pre-service teachers to use media literacy as a way to cross cultural borders and reach out to an online partner to exchange information and learn about different ways of relating to the world and interpreting cultural phenomena. Students kept a journal in which they recorded and reflected upon their experiences. The project resulted in an increased awareness of the potential of social networks and online learning platforms in helping students connect to different people, engage in cross-cultural communication and participate in new online communities.
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"A Media Literate Approach to Developing Diversity Education,"
Journal of Media Literacy Education,
Available at: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jmle/vol5/iss1/6