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I just finished a Skype session with a former student in Nicaragua. Though I had (from time to time) been following his blog, it was nice to hear his familiar voice (and it would have been even nicer if our cameras were working). How egocentric of me to assume that he had the same technological resources as I.

The world is open. I’ve been thinking about how to make our campus and curriculum more global. Here are some developing thoughts about how that might be done. I’d welcome your thoughts.

Increase awareness and use of media such as BBC News, Google News, and Newsvine.
Incorporate Kiva into the classroom.
Explore global views of religion, spirituality, and being.
Tap into high-quality online or “portable” courses.
Explore other languages.
Capitalize on cultural universals such as music, cuisine, sports, and literature.
Reading: Let’s encourage our faculty, staff, and students to read, discuss, and discover world literature. Though there is no substitute for reading, excellent recordings exist of introductions to world literature, world history, world religions, etc.

What suggestions do you have that are simple and cost-effective?