The TEC Center has ties to various institutions, universities, colleges and schools abroad. Participants from all over the world have taken part in our yearly online conferences and are now beginning to participate in our online programming for students as well. For example, we have two schools this year outside of Israel that have joined TEC4Schools program. Sarah Hardy, who participated in the fulbright program in Israel, is responsible for our partnership with the Winslow School in Maine, USA and Michelle Hemmingsen at Linwood College in Christchurch is leading the charge New Zealand.
The M.Ed TEC college course worked together with Prof. Dr. Claudia Finkbeiner at the University of Kassel in Germany. The program brings together diverse groups of Jewish and Arab students from the Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv, Israel, and a diverse group of students from the University of Kassel in Kassel, Germany to form an academic cyberspace community. The basic principle of the class is “learning by doing.” This means that as described in the LMR plus Model (Finkbeiner, 2004) both learners, moderators and researchers participate in the conversation and participate in learning. The interaction is based on the TEC model (Shonfeld, Hoter & Ganayem, 2013) where the collaboration and communication are done gradually. The group output are based on their collaborative learning and includes a module for teaching and learning regarding their subject.
The center has given joint webinars with colleagues in Finland, Argentina, Denmark Spain and Northern Ireland. Some of the research in the TEC Center has been carried out with universities abroad, notably Michigan State University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Curtin University Perth Australia and The University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.