IDPP Exec. Director Presents at World Social Science Forum 2013
IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn presented virtually on 14 October 2013 at the World Social Science Forum 2013 in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Cogburn, who is currently in Singapore on the 6th IDPP Networking and Partnership Mission across ASEAN, participated on the panel “Knowledge and Learning in the Digital Age: In Search for a New Alphabet (and Role) for the Social Sciences and Higher Education Institutions,” where he presented his paper "Transnational Education as a Digital Reality: Accessible Global Cyberlearning in the ASEAN Region.”
The panel, led by Dr. Claudia Padovani and Dr. Massimiliano Tomba of the Next Generation Global Studies program at the University of Padova, invited scholars from different geo-cultural facets to elaborate, on the basis of different disciplinary backgrounds and educational practices, and rethink the role of the social sciences globally, as well as ground the functions of higher education institutions in the digital age.
Dr. Cogburn’s paper describes the process of design, development and evaluation of the curriculum and cyberinfrastructure to support the IDPP’s virtual graduate program.