New partnership links Wolverhampton with the USA

The two universities will work together on a project to help a Palestinian university develop the use of digital technology for educational purposes.

The link was formed through the British Council’s PMI2 Connect Fund, which is designed to build strategic partnerships between higher education institutions in the UK and the US.

The partnership links the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education and School of Technology with the Stanford University School of Education (SUSE) to work on a project with Birzeit University’s Najjaad Zeeni Centre for IT Excellence in Palestine.

The partnership will include collaborative research projects, the creation of courses using digital technology and the development of a joint Masters programme that will lead to opportunities for student exchange.

Professor John Traxler, Director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “This prestigious partnership builds on existing synergy and collaboration between the work of the Learning Lab in mobile learning in developing countries, specifically in Africa and Asia, and the work of Stanford University School of Education in mobile learning in developing nations.”

Karl Royle of the Centre for Development and Educational Research (CeDARE) at the University of Wolverhampton added: “Palestine is a key area for development and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with academic colleagues both at Birzeit and Stanford and to continue our close collaboration with the Learning Lab.

“CeDARE will contribute research into digital learning and teacher training course design with disadvantaged and disenfranchised communities and individuals.”


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