One recent effective use of technology at my school has been teleconferencing via the internet with individuals from other countries. This has been an amazing opportunity to bridge the distance between students and the individuals of the regions our students are studying or working on a community service project for. The events have reshaped the reality that students have when they engage in these learning activities. It is one thing to discuss in the abstract the situation in Darfur, but to conduct a teleconference with individuals from Darfur who can discuss their daily struggles completely deepens and reshapes thw learning for the students.
Many of these conferences have been set up through and organization call Global Nomads.