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Information Technology and International Relations: Using On Line, Interactive Simulations to Transcend Time, Space, and Attitudes
Unformatted Document Text:  people with whom she doesn’t necessarily agree. Other students used words like “useful, dramatic, and great.” Of course, the entire educational experience could not have taken place without the World Wide Web, given the geographical locations of the participants and their difficulty in personal communication. This technology is becoming an important tool in the learning process whose possibilities are only beginning to be realized. More research is needed to determine the potential of internet communication in teaching and learning as well as facilitating global communication, empathy and understanding. Conclusion The on-line conversations upon which this study is based were in themselves an important accomplishment. Conducted over so great a distance and tall a barrier, the “dialog of faith” brought together many participants who could not visit each others’ homes due to governmental exclusion, refusal to recognize their state, or outright hostility. Yet they could exchange viewpoints in this internet forum, respecting one another, listening, being heard, and sharing their ideas with students. In this study, one group of students reported changed attitudes and more favorable viewpoints toward Israel after experiencing Jewish moral reasoning; and another group made similar positive attitude changes toward Arab countries when presented with Muslim positions. When confronted with both Jewish and Muslim arguments, however, the subjects in a third group were more divided in the number of students who changed their attitudes, and they expressed favorable change only toward Israel. The attitude changes in groups one and two seem to indicate how easily students can be influenced by considering only one system of new values. This highlights the need for instructors to present multiple world views in the teaching and learning process of political science and international relations. Without such balance, the presentation of new information may take on the nature of indoctrination. The study also directs attention to an important technological means of student learning, the internet. Subjects indicate that the internet played a part in their learning experience, but more research is needed to assess the role of information technology in opening students’ minds to unfamiliar values and changing their attitudes toward political entities. References for A Dialog of Faith Agarwal, Rajshree and Edward Day. 1998. “The impact of the Internet on Economic Education.” The Journal of Economic Education 29 (2): 99-110. Angelique, Holly L., Thomas M. Reischl, and William S. Davidson II. 2002. “Promoting Political Empowerment: Evaluation of an Intervention with University Students.” American Journal of Community Psychology 30: 815-833.

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people with whom she doesn’t necessarily agree. Other students used words like “useful,
dramatic, and great.”
Of course, the entire educational experience could not have taken place without the
World Wide Web, given the geographical locations of the participants and their difficulty
in personal communication. This technology is becoming an important tool in the
learning process whose possibilities are only beginning to be realized. More research is
needed to determine the potential of internet communication in teaching and learning as
well as facilitating global communication, empathy and understanding.
Conclusion
The on-line conversations upon which this study is based were in themselves an
important accomplishment. Conducted over so great a distance and tall a barrier, the
“dialog of faith” brought together many participants who could not visit each others’
homes due to governmental exclusion, refusal to recognize their state, or outright
hostility. Yet they could exchange viewpoints in this internet forum, respecting one
another, listening, being heard, and sharing their ideas with students.
In this study, one group of students reported changed attitudes and more favorable
viewpoints toward Israel after experiencing Jewish moral reasoning; and another group
made similar positive attitude changes toward Arab countries when presented with
Muslim positions. When confronted with both Jewish and Muslim arguments, however,
the subjects in a third group were more divided in the number of students who changed
their attitudes, and they expressed favorable change only toward Israel. The attitude
changes in groups one and two seem to indicate how easily students can be influenced by
considering only one system of new values. This highlights the need for instructors to
present multiple world views in the teaching and learning process of political science and
international relations. Without such balance, the presentation of new information may
take on the nature of indoctrination.
The study also directs attention to an important technological means of student learning,
the internet. Subjects indicate that the internet played a part in their learning experience,
but more research is needed to assess the role of information technology in opening
students’ minds to unfamiliar values and changing their attitudes toward political entities.
References for A Dialog of Faith
Agarwal, Rajshree and Edward Day. 1998. “The impact of the Internet on Economic
Education.” The Journal of Economic Education 29 (2): 99-110.
Angelique, Holly L., Thomas M. Reischl, and William S. Davidson II. 2002. “Promoting
Political Empowerment: Evaluation of an Intervention with University Students.”
American Journal of Community Psychology 30: 815-833.


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