1.7: Global Collaborator

Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

a. Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
b. Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
c. Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
d. Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Throughout my experience in the DEL program, we participated in multiple learning experiences that helped us to create global collaboration and community engagement projects. It was hard for me to first understand the basis of these overarching projects. But the more we completed, the more I came to see that these opportunities help to bring together all aspects of the other ISTE standards. The Global Collaborator Student Standard addresses the collaborative and connective learning opportunities that students can face when presented with connection time to learn with and from those from other backgrounds and cultures, with differing experience levels, and in different roles. 

One experience that helped me engage more with Student Standard 7 was written about in my post, Community Engagement Through Understanding by Design. In this learning experience students learn about how to bring about positive change while interacting with students around the world. Another example of my learning in regards to this standard relates to a post that I initially wrote in my undergraduate studies, Social Responsibility and Service Learning.