Yes, higher education can be involved in Flat Classroom projects.We have two ways that this happens now: Expert Advisors and Judges. Here, Lisa durff has put together some great handouts about how this works if you want to do this in your course this fall.
SEveral hundred lessons and information on the European union that you can download and use in your classroom. This is very topical with the current crisis in Greece that is worth a discussion in the globally literate classroom.
As you talk about current events, you should include discussions about the European Union but also about the particular happenings in Greece. Greece could run out of money in 6 weeks unless a coalition government is formed soon. Many citizens don't want to slash budgets but the facts are that banks are in banking to make money and won't just extend loans based on goodwill anymore. Here are some lessons and resources to use to discuss Greece and have some very interesting conversations about credit and financial responsibility.