Do you think about the digital renaissance as a worldwide event? Do you know that advanced technology is transforming developing nations like India as well as developed nations like the United States?
It's not quite the same--Tibetan teenagers in Dharamsala, India don't have laptops like we do. In fact, they have significantly limited access by comparison.
So, what? Why is Tibetan digital literacy important?
It has much to do with God's children, who live not only in America but in New Zealand, Bolivia, and Japan. Their lives matter. Their experiences matter.
That is what cross cultural communication is all about.
I propose a final project in which we explore the presence and effects of digital literacy for Tibetans living in India. We can communicate with my contacts via email, Facebook, and Skype. We can conduct a live interview for our final presentation. We can help to fill the gap in scholarship concerning digital literacy in developing countries, specifically the Tibetan's unique situation. We can expand the walls of our classroom all the way to India.
What do you think?