DrEducation and University World News partnered to host a global online discussion (webinar) “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity.” Over 700 professionals from around the world registered for the event. Recording of the event is available through following link. http://bit.ly/TechGlobalEd The global panel was moderated by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, co-founder DrEducation and interEDGE.org. The panelists were: - GinaMario Besana, Professor and Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning, DePaul University - Helen O'Sullivan, Professor and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning, University of Liverpool - Mark Brown, Professor and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University - Kevin Kinser, Professor and Department Head of Education Policy Studies Pennsylvania State University Online education and internationalization have been rising as strategic priorities for many university leaders around the world. While online experiments like MOOCs, badging, blended learning are still early in their evolution, few institutions have taken an innovative approach to finding a synergy between technological innovations and their application in global engagement strategies. And, of those who attempted to engage globally through technology have experienced several barriers related to cost, quality, recognition, and outcomes. This online discussion examined how university leaders are leveraging technology for advancing internationalization? How does technology fit in the overall global engagement strategy? What are the challenges and opportunities?