Informal Online Learning through the Mediterranean Youth Technology Club: Think Global, Act Local, Bring Change into a World to Rearrange

Informal Online Learning through the Mediterranean Youth Technology Club: Think Global, Act Local, Bring Change into a World to Rearrange

Nikleia Eteokleous-Grigoriou (Frederick University, Cyprus)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1930-2.ch006
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Abstract

The Mediterranean Youth Technology Club is a bridge building initiative designed to empower and educate youth, providing them with tools that would enable them to become socially and culturally responsible leaders. Within MYTecC youth simultaneously follow three different but complimentary curricula: English, Social-Virtual, and Technology in an informal educational setting, extensively using Web 2.0 tools. Two MYTecC cycles have been finalized, and a new one is in the process of being initiated. The current study evaluates the effectiveness and impact of MYTecC. It aims to capture the overall MYTecC experience from students’ and instructors’ perspectives. Additionally, it measures the development of youth’s social-cultural and leadership skills, skills and knowledge developed, as well as attitude changes. Finally, it evaluates the role of Web 2.0 tools in achieving the above.

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