The advent of digital technology challenges conventional ways of educating students and creates unlimited opportunities deliver digital educational materials. In this transition from the analogue era to the digital era, the World History Digital Education Foundation (WHDE) will lead at the K-12 level in the study of global history by:
- Creating innovative digital resources in world history education such as story maps, multi-media curriculums, interactive websites, and virtual reality experiences.
- Developing one-to-one technology capability programs for high needs schools lacking the financial capacity for digital educational technology and equipment.
- Training social studies teachers in the use of technology and engaging them to write new curriculums and lesson plans.
- Developing a collaborative online community of educators who will share best practices in social studies education.
- Educating students on the use of digital resources for research and learning
About the Foundation Sponsor
The Korea Foundation was established in 1991 to promote awareness and understanding of Korea and to enhance goodwill and friendship among the international community through its cultural, academic and intellectual exchange activities and programs. Some of its major works include: providing support for Korean studies overseas, organizing/supporting international forums, assisting research institutions/think tanks around the world in their research, conferences and publications, and establishing Korean galleries in museums abroad. Currently, there are two branch offices in the United States: the Washington D.C. Office and the L.A. Office, which opened in 2005. Both offices serve as liaisons to the main headquarter in Korea and overseas and manages the foundation’s projects and programs in North/ South America and the Caribbean Islands.