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#18 Learn Around the World with Brandon Hall Why Distance Learning?

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This episode of the Why Distance Learning podcast features an interview with Brandon Hall from Learn Around the World, a content provider that uses live virtual learning to facilitate cross-cultural connections. Brandon discusses the opportunities virtual classrooms provide for cross-cultural communication, and what teachers should keep in mind when facilitating these interactions. He shares his go-to tools for encouraging student engagement and interactivity during lessons. As an educator entrepreneur running Learning Around the World, he talks about the business side of managing a thriving virtual learning program. Brandon’s core message is that distance learning provides awesome opportunities to transform the learning experience when educators fully leverage the available technology.---Guest bio:Brandon Hall grew up in a small town in rural North Carolina and wasn’t exposed to many cultures outside of his home state, much less the country. His world view started to expand while working at summers camps during his college years. During those summers, he worked with and made life long friendships with staff members from around the world.   As an adult, Brandon has had the privilege of teaching, living, and learning around the world. To this day, each new experience continues to shape him as a global citizen.   Brandon founded Learn Around The World with the dream of exposing students to new cultures, histories, and natural wonders around the world no matter their background or physical access to these places. Brandon strives to live by the words he often says during his virtual field trips, "It's a big world out there, so keep exploring!"---Guest links:Learn Around the World: https://learnaroundtheworld.org/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-hall-2218b752/Host links:Browse amazing virtual learning opportunities at CILC.orgSeth's  Banyan Global Learning prepares students for real life with live virtual learning experiences in Character Education: banyangloballearning.com

This episode of the Why Distance Learning podcast features an interview with Brandon Hall from Learn Around the World, a content provider that uses live virtual learning to facilitate cross-cultural connections. Brandon discusses the opportunities virtual classrooms provide for cross-cultural communication, and what teachers should keep in mind when facilitating these interactions. He shares his go-to tools for encouraging student engagement and interactivity during lessons. As an educator entrepreneur running Learning Around the World, he talks about the business side of managing a thriving virtual learning program. Brandon’s core message is that distance learning provides awesome opportunities to transform the learning experience when educators fully leverage the available technology.---Guest bio:Brandon Hall grew up in a small town in rural North Carolina and wasn’t exposed to many cultures outside of his home state, much less the country. His world view started to expand while working at summers camps during his college years. During those summers, he worked with and made life long friendships with staff members from around the world.   As an adult, Brandon has had the privilege of teaching, living, and learning around the world. To this day, each new experience continues to shape him as a global citizen.   Brandon founded Learn Around The World with the dream of exposing students to new cultures, histories, and natural wonders around the world no matter their background or physical access to these places. Brandon strives to live by the words he often says during his virtual field trips, "It's a big world out there, so keep exploring!"---Guest links:Learn Around the World: https://learnaroundtheworld.org/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-hall-2218b752/Host links:Browse amazing virtual learning opportunities at CILC.orgSeth's  Banyan Global Learning prepares students for real life with live virtual learning experiences in Character Education: banyangloballearning.com

33 min