Published Online: March 15, 2005
Published in Print: March 16, 2005, as Technology Is Glue and Goal for School Pairings in Europe

International Update

Technology Is Glue and Goal for School Pairings in Europe

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Governments in Europe are urging their schools to pair up with counterparts in other European countries to share ways of applying technology in learning.

The “eTwinning” initiative is a project of the European Commission, based in Brussels, Belgium. Schools can find a “twin” by registering at a special Web site; they can change partners periodically.

The voluntary collaborations are intended to deliver pedagogical, social, and cultural benefits. Use of the latest technologies—such as broadband communications—is supposed to enrich schools’ ability to interact.

Like other commission-sponsored school technology initiatives, the broad aim is to strengthen European unity though cultural understanding.

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