Technology Collaborative Brings Cultures Together

Monday, October 31, 2011

The 2nd most heavily-attended event of the 2011 AV Week celebration, "Connecting Cultures: The Westminster Preschool/Korea Collaborative Technology Project", took place Friday afternoon, October 21, 2011 in Mueller Theater, and showcased how innovative use of technology for communications is allowing children from various cultures to connect despite perceived barriers.

The Westminster College Preschool in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and the Yerang Preschool in Korea are learning together this fall through a unique collaborative project spearheaded by Westminster preschool teachers Diana Reed and Deborah Roud, and Westminster Education Professor SoYoung Kang. Assistance is also provided by various members of the Audio Visual staff.

Reed, Roud and Kang collectively presented on how the project was developed and has progressed, providing background on the two schools and the early obstacles they have overcome. The audience was treated to video segments shot by the Westminster preschool students and a video tour of a day at Westminster's preschool, all of which are being shared with the Korean children.

The event was attended by faculty, staff, students, preschool parents, and off-campus visitors interested in learning more about the program.

Westminster College's Audio Visual Department joined InfoComm International in its AV Week tradition to highlight the industry's prevalence and value, applauding our colleagues here and around the globe by spotlighting AV technologies, services, and the impact they have on everyday communications and our lives. This year marked the 6th annual AV Week at Westminster College, held October 16-22, 2011.

If you are interested in being a part of AV Week 2012, or for more information on the events, please contact Gary Swanson at (724) 946-7188 or avstaff@westminster.edu.


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