OCTET

Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching

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CONNECT TO THE WORLD

Announcing a new and unique opportunity for faculty, staff, students, classes, and organizations (basically EVERYONE) at Oberlin College. CIT/OCTET is sponsoring a ‘portal’ that will live on Wilder Bowl for 2 months starting on Sept 6th.  This portal connects to other portals in a variety of locations around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico City, and Rwanda. 

To see our portal, venture out to Wilder Bowl!  The portal is the big gold box between Finney and Wilder. You can’t miss it.  If it’s open, please walk in.

more info and schedule of engagements can be found on the Shared Studios website

Read what Oberlin students have said about the experience.


For those interested in setting up a specific encounter for themselves or their class, the portal curator, Tekikki Walker ’12, will take care of the logistics. You simply need to indicate what location you want to connect with, what you want to discuss or do, and when you can be there. Then let the curator make the connection.  Some topics around which engagements have occurred at Harvard and other locations include:

Erbil A musician from the Harsham Camp performs traditional Arabic music for conference attendees.
Berlin Sheila Gallagher, presenting artist at AAR, runs a creative workshop with youth.
Erbil Dialogue: What are you studying? What do you hope to do?
Berlin Comedians and those with a good sense of humor trade jokes and skits from their communities. What humor translates? What gets lost in translation?
Gaza Rappers in Boston and Gaza City Share Music and Stories
Amman World History/World Geography/Contemporary Political Issues Harvard classes
Erbil Responding to poetry prompts, Anne Loyer
Berlin How Design and Technological Innovation Can Help Refugee/IDP Communities
Herat Improving Distance Education for Refugees
Amman Using Architecture to Improve Refugee Camps
Erbil Soccer Tips and Tricks

Portal Locations and Shared Studios sites

more info and schedule of engagements can be found on the Shared Studios website