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FROM THE EDITORS
By Elaina Loveland

Interconnectedness
ONCE UPON A TIME, students had individual tutors or had

their first learning experiences in one-room schoolhouses, isolated from
the rest of the world. If they were lucky, they continued their education
into their young adult years and left home. But they would not venture
far-most probably didn't make it out of a 100-mile radius from home.
As Thomas Friedman says, the world is flat. No longer are students
isolated in their own corners of the world. Today learning has gone
far beyond one-room school houses and nearby institutions of higher
learning. Now learning can be done by going overseas or even staying
at home while making international connections and learning about
other cultures and their best practices through the use of technology.
Many of the articles in this issue leading up to NAFSA's Annual
Conference showcase that learning together-across borders-makes
use interconnected with the shared goal of mutual understanding and
working together to build a better world.
Our cover story, "New Windows on the World," by Christopher
Connell shows how technology is changing how international higher
education can create more dynamic international experiences for
students-even when they stay in classrooms in their home country.
Ben Wildavsky, author of the The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World, explores how MOOCs have become
popular but provides analysis on how some higher education leaders
believe MOOCs help democratize higher education and others do not
in "Evolving Toward Significance or MOOC Ado About Nothing?"
"Avoiding Pitfalls of Partnerships" by Marian Kisch reveals what
lessons have been learned by higher education institutions that have
created international partnerships, what went wrong, and how other
colleges and universities can avoid mistakes.
And perhaps the most personal and touching narrative in this issue
the story of how two international educators met in the 1970s in Iran
and formed a tight bond only to be separated for nearly 30 years is told
in "An Odyssey of Rediscovery" by Michael Feighner. Two individuals,
one American and one Iranian, students at the time, met in Iran and
lost touch after the Iranian Revolution. The lessons they learned from
each other about their cultural differences as well as their similarities
stayed with them beyond their early friendship-they both became international educators because they each saw the difference that learning
beyond one's own culture can make in a person's personal life and the
good it can do in society. Ultimately, these two friends were reunited at
the NAFSA Conference a few years ago. Stories like these show just how
significant international connections are and the special role organizations like NAFSA have in supporting and nurturing these connections.
By learning together, we have the power to change the world.
Last but not least, you may notice some subtle visual differences in
this issue; this is the debut of our design "refresh." Enjoy the new look! IE
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International Educator - May/June 2014
Contents
Front Lines
In Brief
New Windows on the World
Green River Community College Attracts International Students at an Early Age
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Internationalization Leadership
Partnering
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - Front Lines
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2014 - 8
International Educator - May/June 2014 - 9
International Educator - May/June 2014 - In Brief
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - 61
International Educator - May/June 2014 - Internationalization Leadership
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - 65
International Educator - May/June 2014 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - 69
International Educator - May/June 2014 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - May/June 2014 - Forum
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