- Created on Friday, 01 November 2013 13:59
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative called The Collaboratory. The Collaboratory is a platform for conducting virtual exchange programs and housing an idea lab to develop, incubate, and pilot new ideas that amplify people-to-people exchanges using new technologies.
The Collaboratory's virtual exchange team will utilize new technologies to enhance ECA's in-person exchanges, including the Fulbright Program, the International Visitor Leadership Program, and many others, extending the connections of the cultural and educational programs and magnifying their impact. These virtual exchanges will extend the connections made in traditional exchange programs, encourage project collaboration among exchange participants, and engage new communities in the United States and around the world. It includes a virtual exchange team that will use technology to engage communities in the United States and around the world. The new idea lab is expected to be a home for cross-cutting educational and cultural projects that leverage technology and public-private partnerships, such as digital storytelling projects or new ways to use open educational resources.
The Collaboratory's new idea lab will leverage technology and public-private partnerships to design and execute cross-cutting projects in educational and cultural affairs.