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fan 2013 year of MOOC & microeducationsummit & 170th birthday of The Economist

feb 2013

hi all

i know attached slide is ghastly, it can be built up in pieces and connects with different conversations we've had this year so far


the story i need help in pitching

whichever million youth are most going to change the world for the better need to be connected by some missing curricula which 2013 needs to make massive open online

I am confident you can all edit deep cases on parts of dads/The Economist's 7 wonders curriculum of pro-youth economics

like millions of young people. I spent several years believing today's person whose network could best link together the first missing curriculum million youth most needed to simultaneously access was dr yunus, but by now I find it needs to be sir fazle abed (BRAC) first, then yunus 2  then 1 muhammad

If we viralise a 6 week MOOC introduction tour to all the knowledge sir fazle wants to open source

then we can turn round communities anywhere that any of the 7 global markets shown is currently spinning exponentially towards collapse

What doesn't amuse (even frightens) me is in 1984 dad wrote a book (12 years after we'd first seen tests on 500 youth sharing knowledge around an early digital network) on how to connect these 7 markets positively which was very simple then -there's no reason 2010s shouldn't already be worldwide youth's most exciting job creating decade other than totally wrong maths and the wrong sort of economists and media barons keynes warned us of in his conclusion to general theory

now 30 years of spinning systems in speculators highly conflicted, job destroying, fear-addiction instead of joyful freedom and planet unsustainable directions, 

I think we are down to collaborating around sir fazle as our last chance- anyhow that's what I will try to go over to dhaka and explain to him 

-of course I am very glad if there are other ways but I cant find any economists or professions who are valuing things with what I believe is dads correct maths  so although I share his optimistic nature, the risks of not helping sir fazle and million youth MOOC now are larger than I can verbalise


chris macrae skyoe chrismacraedc



jan 2013

Dear A&A

I am spending quite a bit of february in boston and wondered if we can meet. One issue I would like to put on the agenda -can a mooc on mit100k be developed?

My father at The Economist and I first saw 500 students sharing knowhow around a digital network in 1972! so I am not particularly fazed by which internet term becomes flavor of a year. But if you try it becomes evident: the basic ingredient of a Massive Open Online Curriculum/Collaboration is a slide show with a parralel youtube in bottom right hand corner giving a tour of the sides. So anyone with great collaboration knowhow to share with net generation can be a MOOC provider.


Friends I and a swarm of youth entreprenjeurs have arranged to debate this in dhaka with sir fazle abed and muhhamad yunus in last week of march 2013. If that goes well, one of them will chat with usaid to include this topic in the first global education summit they are aranging for aug 2013 out of washington dc

As I think youth development entrepreneur competitions and moocs go together in transforming education- especially if we are to value million times more collaboration technology sustainably and for all youth to be productive- it could be huge to start up a set of slides on mit100k selected so that it could progressively become a mooc as a you tube guided tour was added to them

Obviously you have the most uptodate knowledge and relationship permissions to start this up. I wonder which of Edward Roberts, Iqbal Quadir, Berners Lee, Joi Ito or Negropronte or someone else would be next to get on board with this idea so that all the most pro-youth MIT alumni networks are first to build with it


have you tried ?- biggest change in 40 years since dad (The Economist's Norman Macrae) and i first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around a digital network..

now anyone with a set of slides that shows how collaboration with them can most change the world can get linked in to job-creating education, mentoring hopefully be star players in free university - a fascinating question to explore is which mooc will first connect a million youth live-

.help us compile 2014's 41st top 10 league table of moocs designed to empower youth job creation - note the subject catalytic mechanism (now mooc) has changed over the years but not our Entrepreneurial Revolution passion since we first saw 500 youth sharing knowhow around a digital network in 1972

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can i frame a challenge which may be unusual

i am in my 40th year of wanting to change education now that we have a million times more collab tech than when man raced to moon - something first prompted in 1972 by seeing 500 youth sharing knowledge on an early digital network; I see MOOC as one of last gamechangers education may ever in my life, but of course I am interested in gravitaing a very segmented partner group -eg those  that want 'edu" to help youth co-create 3 billion new jobs so net generation can be most productve and sustaibable time for youth to be alive


i am interested in assembling partners around the first moocs that attract a million young participants helping them to explore what they dont know because conventional powers have not alowed them to explore that

if you could choose one first source to start such a guided tour through both her or his life's work (and peer network permissions) who can else list what innovation conflicts they see coming up next who would you choose

would it be berners lee ?, would it be joi ito?  negroponte? someone else?  in my case it will be sir fazle abed because

1)after 7 years of networking hunderds of people to explore bangaldesh, my friends and i can urgently and actionably inetract with sir fazle abed "editorially" -he's chairing a series of events on will BRAC MOOC during last week of march out of dhaka;

2 his life's work at the world's largest ngo is 1 not wholly understood;

3 brac offers about 100 collaboration franchises that many developing communities desperately need to test; he is in his last 2 years ov working life and is desparate to share

4 he is a nice surprisingly modest but grounded person for someone responsible for over 100000 employees serving development of about 100 million peoples lives- in other words unlike our politicians he is one of the greatest public servants alive measured by truly exponential impact metrics, and it would be wise right now if his ideas on post 2015 goals were heard - for example he honeslty says over-focus funding evluation on a singular goal such as all children go to primary school is an error- in his organsiation's case it has got over a billion dollars for primary but next to nothing for job creating secondary

i think wiki could help but only if it was not edited by whomever has most time to re-edit it- for example wikipedia is ghastly on any future changing entry that needs what turing called the uniquely human process of recursion;  and really only useful in stuff that is about historical fact and even then there are clear lobbies who swarm to rewrite history in their own view; in other words while technically wiki is a fascinating opportunity for letting a whole community access need to know information it doesnt have, socially a wiki needs contextually fit rules - and as yet i havent seen a wiki designed around eg the qualities of say a true 5000 perosn real open space which deliberately iterate through conflict resolution especially that caused by broken system caused by conventional wisdom over-ruling

wikimedia sounds interesting but what exactly is its purpose - and the more innovative its purpose what sort of social rules does it acuially edit in opposite ways to less innovative wikis

chris  skype chrismacraedc  email

incidentally there is only one network. within my awareness,  that has worked for over 30 years now on te sort of radical educational chnage that my dad and I first scripted as main advantage of net generation 30 yeras ago- its out of new zealand, primarily secondry stage, its at - and no if you had relied on putting teachers around a wiki you wouldnt have ever got here

Dear Rajiv

Nice talking to you today. Here's summary  you kindly asked for


my bootlegged 30 second version of yunus free university dream at skoll last week

My dad at The Economist and I first started exploring online youth networks in 1972 as par of the UK's National Development Project in Computer Assisted Learning (my first employer) ; since late 2007 I have been over to Dhaka 10 times to talk to yunus as my dad sponsored a 2000 youth social business book club around him and wrote his last article 2008 on how to prevent  2010s being the longest decade of slump for yunus to publish anywhere; 

so it was exciting that skoll became such a clear question  what if the world's best local community building university curriculum are online, free, potentially actioned by millions of youth's social networks at same time

I would like to make sure I have passed on an ideas that my team has brainstormed on this to your conveners (alex degan?) of global education summit in august - i am small part of a microeducationsummit movement that believes education needs to be core to post 2015 goals summits that youth can collaborate around

There are at least 5 collaboration search processes yunus is starting as soon as he gets back to dhaka - the one most suiting my "paygrade" is to survey who has a short presentation max 12 minutes that they believe millions of youth could interact on to create jobs or accelerate collaboration race to poverty museums.  (When you look at massive platforms - 12 minutes is maximum content module

Having sponsored dr yunus 70th birthday wish weekend out of Glasgow 4 July 2010, My Family also publishes journal of social business with adam smith scholars so we aim both to survey some of yunus biggest decision-making friends and most passionate youth who have already emerged from 6 states wide competition yunus has hosted in last 2 years - a process that also linked into the 100 historically black universities who have come to model their entrepreneur curriculum around some of his ideas

We also sponsored a bangladeshi villager to graduate through london university  he is now back on ground in dhaka helping yunus and nurjahan begum and sir fazle abed send out parallel surveys

Dad died 3 years ago -so far we have convened 3 pro-youth economics remembrance parties on topics related to above- the one at The Economist Boardroom identified that the Sainsbury philanthropy and prince charles want to get microgreen energy knowhow into yunus dream university; the second one showed that mandela/branson partners who already operate a free physical university have lots to add through their chief educator taddy blecher; the third out of the embassy in dhaka debated how to help sir fazle abed make sure that wizard technology youth help keep bangladesh a free nation - something not easy at the moment as Bangladesh gets pulled into inter-cultural conflicts of a sort beyond my low-cost  intelligence searches


chris macrae

Norman Macrae Foundation for pro-youth economist and about 20 university sites waiting to be given away to whom will most help youth survey what they want be different practice areas

normally i am in bethesda at 301 881 1655 but at atlanta's 100 historically black university student competition thursday thru saturday

yunus gold congress today breaking news  - i chatted up 9 people about yunus free university including head of usaid (mail posted 3.00pm) asking him how it connected with first ever education summit they are hosting augusta -say if you want news of other 8 chats with A nurjuhan begum (microeducationsummit) astronaut B ron garon (what he most needs to help monica on as the 2 main massive youth collaboration curriculum friends of yunus) C Okada what japan can best help asia free university link in- D emmanuelle marchant what france can best do; people from EF s korea and malayasia on what they can best do; G ceo of grameen textiles on what he can do; mobile-health wizard from melbourne on what australia can fast linkin to free uni


have found that bhuiyan says his academic friends dont like way yunus put free university at skoll - so looks like will need another network to lead this -spaceman ron garon is onboard (i think) and okada-san in japan if chatted the right way round


its important to get enough collaboration momentum before any yunus powerbroker closes off pieces - not that I will care in a few months time because the more someone blocks youth from collaborating around open education the more they will shoot themselves in the foot -its just getting an open start between now and usaid summit that will be make or break


yunus added to his bio today

-he gave up his job as professor of economics at hbu in tennessee in 1971 during war of independence to come and to dc- apparently he ended up with a job guiding famous bangladeshis to their state's representative - so his 1971 cv became valuable as a congressman's assistant


the next time he was in congress - sam at results invited him to persent to various representatives in 1984 to present the then unknown grameen


todays gold medal whose back face slogan is the race to poverty museums was his 3rd main disruption of congress


now i think i see how to map how bangladeshi's knowhow and contact were built by yunus and abed -pity bangladeshis dont like publishing their full biographies in ways that a poor scot could most help linkin


monica sang beautiful dreamer to her father and speaker Boehner suggested congress could do with one or 2 more beautiful dreamers


chris bethesda 301 881 1655

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Entrepreneurial Revolution - an investigation started at The Economist in the 1970s as to whether intergenerational investments in future systems would empower the net generation to be exponentially sustainable. Surveys of the next 40 years asked questions of 2015-2025 such as:

Would the global financial system be designed to sustain or collapse local communities?

Would 2015-2025 be the under 30s most exciting and productive time to be alive as they linked in sustainability of the human race.  Would the parts of the Western hemisphere that advanced the industrial revolution's empires demand that its politicians, professions and academics "happily get out of the way of the sustainability generation being led by the half of youth living within 3000 miles of Beijing"?

POP -Preferential Option Poor

Would every community's most trusted practitioners be educator, health servant and banker.

What would be the top 50 MOOCS that freed access  of action learning of sustainability goals as worldwide youth's most joyful collaboration through way above zero-sum models of wporldsocialtrade? This web makes the cases that the Abed family needs to be youth's number 1 hero to MOOC with - we always love to hear who your vote for number 1 MOOC is -text usa 240 316 8157 family of unacknowledged giant


100 links to BRAC

wanted - ideas on how anywhere could unite in celebrating good news of collaborating with brac

tools worth a look

help worldwide youth  networks action learn how curriculum of BRAC makes one of top 10 networks for womens livelihoods

defining question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!

youth world of 2013 most exciting curriculum??


top 30 twelve minutes presentations


1 the billion girl club - how the first billion teenage girls of the 21st century mentored each other in learning a living, and regenerating all 4 hemispheres

2 how open technologists helped nursing to become the most trusted grassroots information networkof the 21st century, and saved the affordability of healthcare and nutritition for everyone

3 how community clean energy microfranchises became the number 1 educational curriculum that the chinese authorities invited the world to co-blog

more coming soon

4 cashless bank-a-billion -a project of the global banks with values network

5 orphanage networks as the world's most inspired jobs agency network and home of financial literacy mooc

6 bottom-up EAgri: designing a collaboration portal on the top 30 crops that need to be mobilised by local value chain maps so that hard working nutrition workers are sustainable however small their farming assets and however variable a particular season's climate

7 what do BRAC's barefoot professionals linkin so that village organisations are collaboratively resilient whatever nature-made or man-made disasters popup


Special child health, nutrition, family and educational development series:

*The First 1000 Days



*Choices to make the first 2 years after primary

BRAC has more staff grounded round the child and parent-eye view of these challenges in the poorest communities than anyone else. Their collaboration knowhow is as valuable as body of knowhow that I have come across in studying societies' value multiplying needs in over 40 countries

Ideas on freeing media to cenebrate the pro-youth economic models which richest need to learn from poorest to genenerate the:

  • next billion green jobs
  • next billion family/community sustaining jobs
  • next billion open technology jobs most worthy of our borderless and interconnected futures


contribute to survey of world's other favorite moocs-40th annual top 10 league table

  • 1) e-ME
  • 2) 6 week tour of grameen curriculum and uniting human race to poverty museums
  • 3) 6 week tour of brac curriculum and mapping microeducation summit for post 2015 milennium goals

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  • 4) 6 week tour of africa's free university and entrepreneurial slums
  • 5 what to do now for green energy to save the world in time
  • 6 nurses as 21st world's favorite information grassroots networkers and most economical cheerleaders more



  • 7 how food security as a mising curricululum of middle schools can co-create more jobs than any nation can dream of
  • 8 pro-youth economics and public servants
  • 9 celebrating china as number 1 creditor nation
  • 10 questions worldwide youth are asking about what was true last decade but false this decade because that's what living in the most innovative era means



at 301 881 1655 love to hear from marylanders who can contribute to MOOC valuing net generation as age of conscious capitalism

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