BRAC net, world youth community and Open Learning Campus

Sir Fazle Abed -top 70 alumni networks & 5 scots curious about hi-trust hi-tech

Breaking News 15 May- 2 earth moving meets this week- in washington DC with founder of ICAF largest/happiest youth summit process in world - in dubai with Hiro one of Japan's greatest partners in youth futures

Breaking Spring 2015 Stanford ONdemand

links DC 0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Boston 0  1  2  3  4 SanF 1  2

Americas : H Pa Co Pe Ch

Asia BRAC  Grameen Lucknow

Africa Kenya 1 2 S.Africa 1

Yazmi could be the best news in 44 yearsof celebrating every way that elearning media can be the opposite of mass tv

 Breaking news from 43rd year of net generation search for open elearnng started in The Economist in 1972

world bank open learning campus searcheds for cousrea partners who dont see certificates as main end game of education

coursera segments on demand

khan academy organises peer to peer competitions of health training

summary of maharishi uni.doc summary of maharishi uni.doc, 556 KB - summary of the most exciting entrepreneur curriculum in 43 years since my father at The Economist encouraged coming net generation to search for open education' "Entrepreneurial Revolution" -please tell us if you know of other job creating curricula

We (elders and youth of the net generation) could now be valuing a wholly different planet  

 if top 11 who's Free Education who knew how to collaborate with each other  -job creation dairy- job creation maps from world bank 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc, 40 KB













since 1972 alumni of The Economist's Entrepreneurial Revolution have become convinced that education entrepreneurs models benefit most from collaboration and that open education is the key to the door of the net generation being 10 times more (or if we mess it up in next decade less ) productive and exponentially sustainable

we hope our guided tour of these 11 helps you  help youth celebrate the above conclusion - of course we are delighted to hear of nominations of other education collaboration entrepreneurs -rsvp but note our 11 are also chosen to complement each other


for example: Sal Khan's online academy demonstrates the most economic way to viralise any action learning that millions of youth could most gain from action networking, while


Sir Fazle Abed  has spent the last 43 years developing the ngo network that can claim all of these accolades:

biggest in terms of co-workers having served north of 100 million poorest mothers and children in Bangladesh and in the last decade or so replicating the model to many of the most seriously oppressed peoples on the planet

most collaborative

most educational driven in the action learning and job creating sense

the most value multiplying in terms of human livelihoods

consequently the curriculum of BRAC is worth more than any other curriculum that isnt yet available

BRAC is a curriculum replicator unlike any the real world 1 2 has ever seen. It now operates close to 50000 educational facilities -many no larger than a one room village school. Its metric has been to end generations of illiteracy among 15 million parents and 60 million children in rural Bangladesh. Paulo Freire was the first source Sir Fazle consulted on this part of BRAC's journey. Today BRAC also runs a city university one of whose unique features is every student spend an action learning term interning on a village innovation project


can you help norman macrae foundation call for a microeducationsummit before we lose the lifetime knowledge of these great educators (many way over 70) ?



  • what would a million youth most wish to see in a 6 weeks mooc guided tour to -if you can help our research please email  washington dc 1 301 881 1655


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Nobel Prize Laureate Becomes Ambassador of "SimplyNano 1"

Since summer 2012 Nobel prize laureate and physicist Heinrich Rohrer is the ambassador for the nano experiment kit "SimplyNano 1". The kit addresses students from 7th to 10th grade introducing phenomena of nanotechnology in an interesting and comprehensive manner. Watch our recent video with Heinrich Rohrer and "SimplyNano 1".

The new experiment kit „SimplyNano 1“ has been developed by the SimplyScience foundation in cooperation with The Innovation Society, St.Gallen. It contains ready-to-use learning and teaching materials, chemicals and laboratory materials for 8 exciting experiments from the world of nanotechnology. 

Thus, the invention of the scanning force microscope founded the basis for modern nano research and the development of nanotechnology applications. The "SimplyNano 1" experiment kit contains a LEGO® model of the scanning force microscope. This illustrates the functioning of the device in a comprehensive manner.

Video and Interview with Heinrich Rohrer

For more information watch the "SimplyNano 1" video that comes up with an interview with Nobel prize laureate and “SimplyNano 1” ambassador Heinrich Rohrer.

YouTube video: "SimplyNano 1" (German) :

Project site: "SimplyNano 1" experiment kit Link (German):

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The International NanoScience Community, leading social network of nanotechnology researchers, students, industrial partners and users started collaboration with the new global nanotech database NANOacademia.

The main goal of the partnership is to bring on the Internet a better overview about nanosciences. WebPages, edited by individuals, András Paszternák ( - Hungary) and Hasan Beigi ( - India) have the same inspiration to create connections between scientists across the world.

“I started Nanopaprika as a PhD student in 2007. After I heard about Hassan’s – who is now a PhD student - new portal, it was clear for me, that we need to join our efforts. There is lot of similarity between us; we both are addicted to nanotechnology. With this partnership we can show that researchers coming from different cultures, like Eastern-Europe and Asia can find the connecting language in Sciences.” – told András Paszternák, founder of Nanopaprika.

“There is no doubt that nanotechnology is one of the most interesting sciences in the 21st century. Nanotechnology is a promising solution for energy, medicine, environment etc. Many research groups around the globe devote their efforts in this area. Nanopaprika is one of the best nanotechnology communities in the World Wide Web brings together nanotechnologists. The collaboration between Nanopaprika and Nanoacademia is a great opportunity for me, thanks to Dr. András Paszternák for this partnership.” – reflect Hasan Beigi, editor of NANOacademia.

The integrated social network-database can be reach at

About - The heat is on for an online social networking community for nanoscientists. The International Nanoscience Community (TINC) has pulled together a community with more than 5500 members, researchers, students, industrial partners from Europe, India, the USA, and 80 other countries. TINC is open to everyone from post-doctorial researchers and professors to students everywhere. “There is only one important assumption: you have to be interested in nano!”

About – Nanoacademia is a global portal about nanotechnology which founded to ease and continuous access to latest news of nanoscience. Nanoacademia publishes the most important nanotechnology news and includes exclusive sections for nano specialists, directories of research institutes and companies around the world, events, job opportunities, nanotechnology degree programs, books and videos.

African Scientific Institute

The African Scientific Institute (ASI) was founded in 1967. It is a non-profit organization representing a network of scientists, engineers, technologists, and health professionals, as well as young people aspiring to enter the world of science and technology.

ASI is striving to get more minorities to pursue careers in science and technology. ASI believes its network of resources, which includes informed professionals, has a particular obligation to interact with the youth in the community. Through various programs sponsored by ASI, young people have an opportunity to learn of the possibilities and rewards of a technical profession.


Industry's First Piezo Physics App - Free

Auburn, MA, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. – a leading manufacturer of precision motion control systems — has updated it’s piezo physics app.

PI is the first nano/micropositioning company to offer its own informative, (mostly) non-commercial app for portable devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets.

Available free from the Apple App Store and the Android Market, the new Piezo University app offers illustrated glossaries, tutorials on piezo physics and mechanical design, and links to important industry resources.

All content is served live so it's always up-to-date and requires minimal storage. With its attractive, intuitive touch-enabled design and a wealth of thoughtful content, Piezo University deserves a place on your home screen.

More Information:


Welcome to Leica Science Lab!

Learn. Share. Contribute.

Leica Science Lab is a scientific and educational portal that offers topics concerning microscopy and histology, ranging from the basics to specific application know-how. It is dedicated to be a lively, constantly developing science portal containing high-quality content, regularly publishing new and interesting articles, applications and tutorials, and having a steadily growing community of participating authors and experts.


'Free Nano Science Magazine for School Children

in Indian Regional Languages'

Blog post added by abdulkareem:at TINC

We publish online and print magazine on nano science and technology focused on Indian school students. This team help school students understamd nanoscience in three regional languages.  Magazines are free for educators.

Blog post link:

Free Nano Science Magazine for School Children in Indian Regional

The Second issue of the "KunhanLogam" magazine. You can also read it online on

June Issue Nano Magazine for Kids - Nano Ulagam (English) 


Swiss Nano-CubeNew Knowledge and Education Platform

for Nanotechnologies Launched and Online

NEW...Our interactive "Nanorama-Loft" game has been translated into english. 

The players have to find 42 every-day nanoproducts in a students Loft and have to answer questions.

Nanotechnology is an enabling technology and offers huge potentials. Ultra-light materials, more efficient solar cells, “smart” textiles or new therapeutic methods to fight cancer are a few examples of promising nanotechnology applications. Today, the development of new and innovative products is increasingly often based on nanotechnologies in many industry segments. This is also challenging the educational system, but only few practice-oriented offers for teaching and learning exist and most teachers have not received any nano-specific education yet.

In order to close this gap, the Innovation Society St.Gallen and the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) have developed the Swiss Nano-Cube platform which provides materials for school lessons as well as comprehensive background information for those interested in nanotechnologies.

From the Interactive “Nano Game” to the Nobel Prize in Physics

Swiss Nano-Cube is a knowledge and education platform offering insights and contents in diverse areas of nanotechnologies. Playing the interactive Nanorama game, you can discover everyday nanoproducts. TheNanoTeachBox offers didactic material for teaching and learning, video clips, presentations and much more to be used in class. With regards to the Year of Chemistry in 2011 and with the support of Metrohm Foundation, a nano chemistry module has been developed. It contains detailed instructions on how to perform illustrating nanotechnology-related experiments particularly for chemistry classes. In addition, Swiss Nano-Cube offers a broad spectrum of background information on basic mechanisms and effects in the nano world and on economic, social and technical issues of nanotechnologies, as well as practical information useful for the professional life. Furthermore, Swiss Nano-Cube offers TeachNano courses for the advanced training of teachers.

The platform will be evaluated by the end of 2011 and further developed with the help of experts from economy, science and education. In particular, new modules will be developed and further multilingual contents will be integrated (French, Italian and English).

To stay updated with further developments of the Swiss Nano-Cube platform, please subscribe to the dedicated Swiss Nano-Cube newsletter at

Knowledge and Dialogue for a Better Understanding

Swiss Nano-Cube is supported by private organisations and several Swiss Federal Offices (OPET, FOEN, FOAG). With their commitments, the Swiss public authorities follow the existing national strategy for the promotion of young talents in technical and scientific jobs and actively contribute to increase public communication on the opportunities and risks of nanotechnologies as it is mentioned in the Swiss Action Plan on Nanotechnologies. Swiss Nano-Cube as a pathbreaking educational platform thus emphasises the pioneering role of Switzerland in education and technology.

Swiss Nano-Cube Project Lead

The Innovation Society St.Gallen is a advisory spin-off from the University of St.Gallen. The company is a pioneer in nanotechnology consulting with a focus on innovation management and communication. The company is based at the technology center (tebo) of the EMPA in St.Gallen.

Marianne Dietiker (project lead)  |  E-Mail:  |  Phone: +41 (0) 71 274 72 66

The Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) is the competence center of the Swiss Federation for vocational education and training and provides tertiary-level basic and continuing training to professionals.

Martin Vonlanthen (lecturer formation)   |  E-Mail:  |  Phone: +41 (0) 31 910 37 10


Indian school children to test new, low-cost electronic notepad

Rice, NTU, ViDAL test power-stingy 'I-slate' in rural Indian classroom

HOUSTON -- (Nov. 8, 2010) -- Thanks to a partnership between Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Houston's Rice University and an Indian nonprofit, Villages for Development and Learning Foundation (ViDAL), some of the estimated 100 million Indian children who attend schools without electricity may soon have access to one of the world's most advanced electronic notepads.

"President Obama's visit to India this week highlights Indian economic achievements, but India's full economic potential will only be realized with sustainable, low-cost technologies that benefit all segments of the population," said Krishna Palem, a Rice University professor who is leading an effort on three continents to create a low-cost, electronic version of the hand-held slates that millions of Indian children use in schools today.

Palem's brainchild -- a device dubbed the I-slate -- is in development at the Institute of Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics (ISAID) at NTU.

A nonprofit based in Hyderabad, ViDAL is partnering with ISAID to test the first I-slates in Mohd Hussainpalli village, some 70 miles southwest of Hyderabad in a drought-prone area.

"There are many factors involved -- good nutrition, a good psychological environment, attentive teachers and appropriate learning and teaching tools. We can't control all of these, but ViDAL is active in areas where we can make a difference, like nutrition and teaching tools. We believe the I-slate has great potential once its design caters to local needs and strengths," Pingali added.

Rice undergraduates Lauren Pemberton and Shelby Reinhardt were first introduced to the project in a spring course on sustainable engineering, spent 10 weeks this summer at NTU writing a self-directed mathematics teaching application for the first I-slate prototypes. In early August, Reinhardt and Pemberton accompanied Pingali and Vincent Mooney, ISAID's chief I-slate hardware architect, to see how a class of 10- to 13-year-olds liked the new device.



New Programme NANOYOU for ages 11-18 started in October 2010

NANOYOU will have a very strong school programme on nanotechnologies (NTs) aimed at students aged 11-18, which will be completely adapted to their educational needs. 

Nanoyou offers Teacher Training kits for different age groups, as well as for science centres. The modules are available to all teachers interested in organising educational activities within their schools, and includes background materials, literature and specific case studies, all related to the contents of other tools and workshops developed within Nanoyou.

The school programme focuses on three topical sub-areas: information and communication technology (ICT), energy and environment, and medicine. Resources and training materials are available for educators, as well as the Web Portal where students can actively participate in virtual dialogues, experiments and games.

NANYOU’s school programme will be implemented in two stages, a first one with pilot schools selected via an open call (beginning in January 2010) and a second one open to all schools (beginning in October 2010). 

The science centres programme will be targeted towards the 19-25 age groups and will be more focused, with specific discussions about the sub-area of NT and ICT. This programme will begin in January 2010 and will initially be targeted towards participants around La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris and the Centre de Culture Scientifique Techinique et Industrielle in Grenoble.

For more information Visit: Materials and resources for teachers and students K-12 

Download PDF "Big Things from a Tiny World"


Rice-African partnership is open-education blockbuster


Houston-based Rice University and Cape Town, South Africa-based Shuttleworth Foundation today announced plans to jointly develop one of the world's largest, most comprehensive sets of free online teaching materials for primary and secondary school children. Using their open-education projects -- Rice's Connexions and the Shuttleworth's Siyavula -- the organizations will work to transform South African primary and secondary education with a bold initiative based on open-access educational content, open-source software, and online educator communities.

Siyavula means "we are opening" in the Nguni family of languages. The Siyavula project is sponsored by the Shuttleworth Foundation, a South African organization that invests in social, technical and policy innovation in the fields of education and technology. The foundation works through active partnerships with local and international organizations.


Connexions was founded in 1999 as one of the first online open-educational resources (OER) and has long pioneered digital education. Connexions is a platform and repository for OER that lets people create, share, modify and vet open educational materials that are accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime for free via the Web. Connexions' modular interactive information is in use by universities, community colleges, primary and secondary schools and lifelong learners worldwide. Connexions: Create Globally, Educate Locally

MIT Professor teaches physics his way.

Watch video at:

More video lectures at:


MIT professor and Web star Walter Lewin swings from pendulums and faces down wrecking balls to show students the zany beauty of science.  Science teachers in high school can stimulate student's desire to learn physics from these lectures and videos.

Online Nanotechology Courses are developed in Thailand...

The second course which is still in the process of development has been offered by the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.  The lectures are in place and there will be lessons, tests etc.,  Keep an eye on this one and check back often.  Dr. Joydeep Dutta has offered to make these courses available to encourage nano science education globally.   The NanoTechnology Group Inc. is very honored to have them as a working partner which strengthens our group efforts in nano education development. 

Fractal Geometry Program from the Netherlands

Fractal Growth Video on YouTube: 

What are fractals?

Fractals are mathematical objects (2-dimensional images as well as 3-dimensional real objects) constructed by iterating mathematical formulas. The results are presented as unique and very beautiful images consisting of repeating patterns.  

For a trail version of the Fractal Imaginator:  


Learning Nanotechnology :: NanoMission Education Game 

 Action Adventures in the Nano world.

NanoMissiontm the world's first scientifically accurate interactive 3d learning game based on understanding nano-sciences and nanotechnology. 


Another research game site in the U.K.


Global Project now has lessons posted in 2008 for K-12 teachers and students

nanoHUB-Online simulations and more...

The nanoHUB is a web-based initiative spearheaded by the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN). License for use


UVA Virtual Lab Website:

Visit the Nanopolis website for nano science graphic materials to enhance the development of your K-12 education courses. 

NANOPOLIS™ World of Knowledge

UNITED STATES and 33 Countries

FIRST Robotics and NASA

The Robotics Alliance Project

Initiated 15 years ago by Dean Kamen...U.S. First is now in 33 countries.  

Set up under the sports and entertainment model to develop Superstars in Science, Technology and Engineering...FIRST celebrates innovators and thinkers challenging them with robotics as an appealing and fun sport...encouraging the next generation of Superstars that may choose a career in Science, Technology and Engineering.

Nanotechnology game project for FIRST Lego Leagues for students ages 9-14 was chosen for the 2007 Competition.  Each year, teams across the world are assigned a project to complete in addition to building and programming a robot. The 2007 theme was on Nanotechnology and was very successful. 

First Robotics Competition Regional Webcasts  **2007**


 RAP webcasts from some of the FIRST Robotics Competition Regionals from all over the country.

New Site:Chinese International school

 Yew Chung education foundation believes in developing the complete personality of the children by providing international quality education.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute provides many resources for educators and studentsEducation resources include:

Interactive Mathematics Links

This site provides links for high school math that are interactive and are usually written in Java. Java is a programming language that allows the user to input data, control diagrams by dragging and rotating, and even play games. Most browsers accept Java, so you don't need to worry. However, some of the sites require Shockwave,which is a plug in. You will need to follow the directions for installing Shockwave if it is indicated. 


If you have questions about nanotechnology, this site answers some of the basic questions.  Macromedia flash player is necessary to view the site. 

Science News for Kids 

Eureka Alert - AAAS

Science News for Kids 

The NIEHS Kids' Pages 

"We are the environment."   Charles Panati 

These pages are produced by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences , of the National Institutes of Health , Department of Health and Human Services.

The Institute for Chemical Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemistry has wonderful programs and interesting educational items. Check out their website for your kids. To order Hands-on Activities, Curriculum and Fun Stuff 

Frank Potter's Science Gems - Engineering

This site has some science curriculum for high school and will post Grade 6-9 when it becomes available. Lots of engineering subcatagories to choose from for students research. 

World Lecture Hall

An index of online course materials from around the world maintained by the University of Texas at Austin. Includes material on electrical and computer engineering, physics and telecommunications. 

MIT's OpenCourseWare:

a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership. 

Online Clearinghouse for SPM Educational Experiments 


Visit the Original Virtual Nano Lab at  located at the University of Basil, Switzerland.

Leading the way for more effective research and student utilization of 3D

"We use EON to shorten delivery time when building interactive virtual environments as users can search for EON prototypes or meshes, download and use them immediately. Think of it as a clip-art which you can insert into your document, only in this case, the library exists on the web, the clip-art is a 3D object and the document is a 3D environment."

PI, Mr. Tan Hock Soon, Temasek Polytechnic 

The Educational Technology Journal- Educational Technology for Engaged Learning, Educational Technology for Literacy. Subscribe Free Online at 

The Games-to-Teach Project 

A partnership between MIT and Microsoft to develop conceptual prototypes for the next generation of educational media for math, science, and engineering education. Directed by MIT's Program in Comparative Media Studies, Games-to-Teach is funded as a part of Microsoft iCampus and supported by the Learning Sciences and Technologies Lab at Microsoft Research. 

Educators and Media Flock to See an Educational System that Produces Superkids

Cynthia Arenander

In the past decade students at the Maharishi School, have won more than seventy state titles in science, speech, drama, writing, poetry, spelling, art, photography, history, mathematics, chess, DestinationImagiNation, tennis, golf, and track. In addition, they have demonstrated their desire to help others in society by founding the student organization 'End School Violence Now'. This student group has presented their message to the United Nations, Columbine Task Force, California Teachers Association, Boston Ford Hall Forum and many more prestigious venues.

The benefits of Consciousness-Based education have been confirmed by over 600 scientific research studies performed at over 200 research institutions in 30 countries and published in over 100 refereed journals. 

For more information on Consciousness-Based Education programs visit

Math World -Special Programs

Wolfram Research sponsors both the academic and the corporate communities with direct contributions to education-related programs and scientific research. These programs range from the High School Grant Program, which encourages teachers to explore new teaching methods and develop computer-based classroom materials using Mathematica, to the Collaborative Research Opportunities Program, which offers researchers from universities, laboratories, and other organizations the opportunity to contribute their expertise to collaborative research projects. The Student Intern Program recruits talented students who would like to gain real-world experience and offers internships in all departments of the company each summer.  

E-Text goes global

The University of Virginia has been helping to establish electronic text centers around the world.  The latest is the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre, which plans to digitize copies of 19th century colonial texts such as the early work of author Katherine Mansfield and the logbooks of explorer James Cook. David M. Seaman, the director of University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center, works with each university's libraries to create digital copies of scholarly and literary books.  The University of New Brunswick in Canada, and Australia's University of Sydney were the first to open e-text centers, and Seaman is now working with the University of Puerto Rico to create an electronic database of older Caribbean literature.  Projects are also in the works for researchers from Germany, Japan and Taiwan.  The University of Virginia shares its software and expertise, which keeps costs down for participating centers. In exchange, the university is able to add foreign e-books to its collection, which now has more than 70,000 e-texts. 

scenta..The online gateway to the best in Science, Engineering and Technology.

scenta, initiated by The Engineering and Technology Board (the etb), works with leaders in the science, engineering and technology (SET) world to provide a gateway to the best SET resources on the web.

Through the aggregation of the best of existing initiatives, and through a suite of leading-edge communication technologies, including i-Seminars and the Datascenta, scenta acts as a meeting point for people in SET, their peers, and the information providers and professional organisations that they seek. 

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Without Lucknow's (world favorite school 48000 children and education's only UNESCO peace laureate) run by the patriach Jagdish Gandhi and 3 women (his wife and 2 daughters) the 21st C relevance of Gandhi and Montessori would not be available as the most popular student 10-18 year olds exchange on the planet. For those in Lucknow's primary schools cross-cultural literacy is added to other practical literacies- what the school knows is what cross-cultural confidence (or fear) a child takes into adolescence will often spiral for life. Lucknow is a top 10 India school - run on 100 times more economical lines than any other top 10 school in India. It is also a favorite lad of past president kalam and his campaign 2020 encouraging children to tear up any non-sustainable curriculum.


LATEST LUCKNOW REVOLUTION  " an average illiterate person can learn to read to a newspaper within a month or so with just 10-20 minutes of time investment per day. They do not need a teacher, or a classroom, or fixed timings. They do not have to spend 3 years to start reading. Anyone can become a mentor and they can learn anytime"


hort time horizons and practical constraints make it implausible for many illiterates to go get literate, let alone get an education. Children who do not presently attend school, will most likely never emerge from poverty in their lifetime. Official data indicates nearly 40% of adults above 15 and 25% of children from 6-15 are illiterate. In spite of tremendous effort by the government and social institutions, literacy rates have grown really slowly even in the last decade.

Perhaps one reason for this is the mismatch between the needs of the underprivileged and our teaching and its methods of delivery (need a school, teacher, fixed timings, several years). It typically takes a long time to get literate, usually three years, from svar one year, to vyanjan the next, to matras the third year, time the illiterates can ill afford.

If we are to ensure a literate India, we need to think out of the box of present solutions. After struggling for 14 years, we have developed a curriculum  that meets that requirement. The field test data shows an average illiterate person can learn to read to a newspaper within a month or so with just 10-20 minutes of time investment per day. They do not need a teacher, or a classroom, or fixed timings. They do not have to spend 3 years to start reading. Anyone can become a mentor and they can learn anytime, anywhere with anyone’s help and quickly. Quickly is probably the most important as they also need to get motivated to continue and to finish the literacy programme. In Global Dream, a learner starts to read 2-letter words from the first day and this creates impetus in him / her to carry on.

The presentation will discuss how we got to it, what it means, the present successes and how everyone can be a part.

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The trials of the literacy curriculum have given a very positive response, the main distinguishing being the ease with which a learner can learn. 

As most of the learners are poor, they have little time to devote to learning and they must have huge incentives to make literacy important. Thus short sessions and building in of instant gratification have been important. Learning sessions are short, usually 10-20 minutes only. Most can read a few two-letter words from day 1 and most can learn to read a newspaper within a month!

A learner can learn from anyone at any place and at any time. Anyone can also be mentor, so is not restricted by place time and availability of this person. When in doubt, a learner can ask anyone who can read to help out. 

There are three modes in which we are launching the programme:

> Via schools and school children
> Via tie ups with corporations and NGOs, youth groups, etc.
> Via government. 

We set the aim of 1,00,000 literate in Lucknow to start with our campaign. 

Monday 5th of May was our first day of the launch at schools of Lucknow and we got an amazing response: Over 40,000 commitments from 51 schools of Lucknow. Nearly 27,000 literacy packs were handed out to the children on the 5th of May itself, remaining of the 40,000 were delivered by yesterday. It is now nearly 150 schools of Lucknow that are participating. It's quite likely 1,00,000 goal in terms of those who start teaching will be met within the next two weeks! The mission has begun begin spread in other cities like Kanpur and Pune. By end of this month, it will start rolling out in at least ten more cities of India, if not more, in small and big ways.

ONE dollar literacy

Global Dream is a powerful initiative to combat the problem of illiteracy. We have created a literacy curriculum that is focussed on enabling individuals who could never read before to read. This is the segment of society whose short time horizons and practical constraints make it virtually impossible to engage in education. The government of India has been addressing this problem through its National Literacy Mission and other initiatives but the problem remains to plague millions of Indians. 

It need not take three years to teach someone to read. Through Global Dream Curriculum, a completely illiterate person can learn to read a newspaper within a month with short 10-20 minute sessions at his / her convenience, with the assistance of anyone who can read. This truly anywhere, anytime and with anyone model has proven highly successful even in a short span of time. Nearly 70,000 of Lucknow's children have taken on the charge to teach at least one. 

The each one teach at least one campaign promises to envelop individuals of all ages in the broadest possible range of professions embracing this programme in a wide variety of ways. Equivalent to a toolkit, the Global Dream Literacy Toolkit is a huge incentive for everyone that can read to take on this opportunity to reach someone and teach him. All it takes is a total of some 10-15 hours of commitment and the Literacy Toolkit. 

It took 14 years to develop the Global Dream Literacy Toolkit and after several trials and errors. The challenge was to make something simple, so simple that even a Class 1 child can teach another person. We wanted the learning sessions to be short. We wanted a person can learn anywhere at their own convenience, on their own timeframe, in their own places, even at their own pace. We wanted instant gratification from the first session itself. A learner learns two-letter words in the first session itself. They feel so empowered, they want to immediately go teach someone else. It creates tremendous intrinsic motivation to continue to learn. They can also largely learn by themselves and require just a little support of another person / mentor. 

The curriculum that emerged is so basic and simple, we wonder why we or anyone could not think of it earlier. And perhaps the key was to make it so simple and easy, even a Class 1 level knowledge is adequate. Put another way, any individual even with the most basic knowledge can mentor a child or an adult to read. This leads us to the possibility of a full-blown nationwide campaign. 

We set the goal of 1,00,000 literate in Lucknow. Within four days of initiation, we had found 2/3rds of the commitments met. We don't believe there has been a faster moving mission to reach the illiterate and with the potential to engage, literally the whole nation. 

An old paradigm says, 'Success breeds success'. We are literally finding this to be happening all around us! On the third day of the launch, Barabanki, Kanpur and Pune enrolled with individuals there vouching to take the baton to education one lakh in their own cities. The side benefits of this programme we can scarcely begin to fathom. 

We also challenged ourselves to make it dead cheap. We can now provide this powerful Dream Kit for Rs 60 or for a mere 1 dollar a piece. 

Some anecdotes from an American mentor Jon working in a slum of Lucknow

I've had one 9-year-old girl taking 3rd class who started almost from scratch (knew some letters but couldn't form words) who is now at the end of the 1st book and reading all the poems and stories after 12 sessions.  A 25-year-old mother who Rose is working with is now on Lesson 4 after only 4 sessions even though she started with a 0/30 score on the pretest! An 11-year-old boy in 2nd class who started with 7/30 on the pretest has made it to Lesson 3 after just 4 sessions, but is not always motivated to work.  And just a few days ago we started with our fastest and most motivated learner yet. This 13-year-old girl from a nearby village who has never gone to school started with a 0/30 on the pretest, but after 4 sessions in 4 days she has already completed Lesson 5 and started reading the little poems!

On the not so fast side, I have a 7-year-old girl from 1st class who started with a 5/30 on the pretest and took a very long time to figure out how to form words, who is still on Lesson 3 after 10 sessions (but who keeps showing improvement!).  I have two boys aged 10 and 7 who are just now figuring out Lesson 1 after 4 sessions, and hopefully will move on to Lesson 2 in the 5th or 6th session.  Two other learners, a 5-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, both of whom don't do school, are really struggling to even remember the letters after 4 sessions and still don't form words well most of the time.  And one of our most difficult students is a 15-year-old girl who has never gone to school, who is finally starting to form words right some of the time, but who still forgets most of the Lesson 1 letters even after 6 sessions.

Finally, I've tried passing out the books to a few other people to see if they can consistently teach and get results with learners.  One young man, a 21-year-old friend of mine in the basti who just completed 12th grade in Hindi medium, is going to try to use Book 2 to help firm up the reading skills of some of the boys that he does tuition for.  And a friend of mine who volunteers at the Mother Theresa home in Lucknow is experimenting with using the book there with the patients or with some of the staff, along with another volunteer.

The great good fortune for china and our borderless planet is that China's most passionate internet wizard Jack Ma comes form education worlds and values his own success in whether he helps create 100 million jobs faster than Muhammad Yunus. Fortunately he sees this as more of a collaboration challenge than a competitive one 

New Zealand's Dryden is the only educator we now of to have spent 30 years experimenting with how to implement Norman Macrae's 1984 book on the net generation's next 3 billion jobs- see his progress at eg - a book version of which was bought by 10 million chinese families after its good news had been celebrated on state run tv. Dryden was kind enough to write up his over quarter of a century of his journey of supporting educators adapting the 1984 future history or Norman Macrae for the inaugural issue of Journal of Social Business celebrating visions and networks of Muhammad Yunus












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101ways-generation.docx 101 ways education can save the world WHAT IF WE DESIGNED LIFELONG LIVELIHOOD LOEARNING SO THAT so that teachers & students, parent & communities were empowered to be ahead of 100 times more tech rather than the remnants of a system that puts macihnes and their exhausts ahead of human life and nature's renewal 2016 is arguably the first time thet educatirs became front and centre to the question that Von neummn asked journalist to mediate back in 1951- what goods will peoples do with 100 times more tech per decade? It appears that while multilaterals like the Un got used in soundbite and twittering ages to claim they valued rifghts & inclusion, pubblic goods & safety, they fotgot theirUN tech twin in Genva has been practising global connectivity since 1865, that dellow Goats of V neumnn has chiared Intellectual Cooperation in the 1920s which pervesrely became the quasi trade union Unesco- it took Abedian inspired educations in 2016 ro reunite ed and tecah as well as health and trade ; 7 decades of the UN not valuing Numenn's question at its core is quite late, but if we dare graviate UN2 aeound this digital coperation question now we give the younger half if the world a chnace especially as a billion poorest women have been synchronised to deep community human development since 1970

Dear Robert - you kindly asked for a short email so that you could see if there is a CGTN anchor in east coast who might confidentially share views with my expectation of how only Asian young women cultural movements (parenting and community depth but amplified by transparent tech in life shaping markets eg health, food, nature..) can return sustainability to all of us
three of my father's main surveys in The Economist 1962-1977 explain imo where future history will take us (and so why younger half of world need friendship/sustainable adaptation with Chinese youth -both on mainland and diaspora)
 1962 consider japan approved by JF Kennedy: argued good news - 2 new economic models were emerging through japan korea south and taiwan relevant to all Asia Rising (nrxt to link the whole trading/supply chains of the far east coast down through hong kong and cross-seas at singapore)
1 rural keynsianism ie 100% productivity in village first of all food security- borlaug alumni ending starvation
2 supercity costal trade models which designed hi-tech borderless sme value chains- to build a 20 million person capital or an 8 million person superport you needed the same advances in engineering - partly why this second economic model was win-win for first time since engines begun Glasgow 1760 ; potentially able to leverage tech giant leaps 100 times ahead; the big opportunity von neumann had gifted us - knowhow action networking multiply value application unlike consuming up things
1976 entrepreneurial revolution -translated into italian by prodi - argued that future globalisation big politics big corporate would need to be triangularised by community scaled sme networks- this was both how innovation advancing human lot begins and also the only way to end poverty in the sense of 21st C being such that next girl born can thrive because every community taps in diversity/safety/ valuing child and health as conditions out of which intergenerational economic growth can spring
in 1977 fathers survey of china - argued that there was now great hope that china had found the system designs that would empower a billion people to escape from extreme poverty but ultimately education of the one child generation (its tech for human capabilities) would be pivotal ( parallel 1977 survey looked at the futures of half the world's people ie east of iran)
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 - we are in midst of unprecedented exponential change (dad from 1960s called death of distance) the  tech legacy of von neumann (dad was his biographer due to luckily meeting him in his final years including neumann's scoping of brain science (ie ai and human i) research which he asked yale to continue in his last lecture series). Exponential risks of extinction track to  mainly western top-down errors at crossroads of tech  over last 60 years (as well as non transparent geonomic mapping of how to reconcile what mainly 10 white empires had monopoly done with machines 1760-1945 and embedded in finance - see eg keynes last chapter of general theory of money); so our 2020s destiny is conditioned by quite simple local time-stamped details but ones that have compounded so that root cause and consequence need exact opposite of academic silos- so I hope there are some simple mapping points we can agree sustainability and chinese anchors in particular are now urgently in the middle of
Both my father at the economist and I (eg co-authoring 1984 book 2025 report, retranslated to 1993 sweden's new vikings) have argued sustainability in early 21st c will depend mostly on how asians as 65% of humans advance and how von neumann (or moores law) 100 times more tech every decade from 1960s is valued by society and business.
My father (awarded Japan's Order of Rising Sun and one time scriptwriter for Prince Charles trips to Japan) had served as teen allied bomber command burma campaign - he therefore had google maps in his head 50 years ahead of most media people, and also believed the world needed peace (dad was only journalist at messina birth of EU ) ; from 1960 his Asian inclusion arguments were almost coincidental to Ezra Vogel who knew much more about Japan=China last 2000 years ( additionally  cultural consciousness of silk road's eastern dynamics not golden rule of Western Whites) and peter drucker's view of organisational systems
(none of the 10 people at the economist my father had mentored continued his work past 1993- 2 key friends died early; then the web turned against education-journalism when west coast ventures got taken over by advertising/commerce instead of permitting 2 webs - one hi-trust educational; the other blah blah. sell sell .sex sell. viral trivial and hate politicking)
although i had worked mainly in the far east eg with unilever because of family responsibilities I never got to china until i started bumping into chinese female graduates at un launch of sdgs in 2015- I got in 8 visits to beijing -guided by them around tsinghua, china centre of globalisation, a chinese elder Ying Lowrey who had worked on smes in usa for 25 years but was not jack ma's biographer in 2015 just as his fintech models (taobao not alibaba) were empowering villagers integration into supply chains; there was a fantastic global edutech conference dec 2016 in Tsinghua region (also 3 briefings by Romano Prodi to students) that I attended connected with  great womens education hero bangladesh's fazle abed;  Abed spent much of hs last decade hosting events with chinese and other asian ambassadors; unite university graduates around sdg projects the world needed in every community but which had first been massively demonstrated in asia - if you like a version of schwarzman scholars but inclusive of places linking all deepest sustainability goals challenges 
and i personally feel learnt a lot from 3 people broadcasting from cgtn you and the 2 ladies liu xin and  tian wei (they always seemed to do balanced interviews even in the middle of trump's hatred campaigns), through them I also became a fan of father and daughter Jin at AIIB ; i attended korea's annual general meet 2017 of aiib; it was fascinating watching bankers for 60 countries each coming up with excuses as to why they would not lead on infrastructure investments (even though the supercity economic model depends on that)
Being a diaspora scot and a mathematician borders (managers who maximise externalisation of risks) scare me; especially rise of nationalist ones ;   it is pretty clear historically that london trapped most of asia in colomisdation ; then bankrupted by world war 2 rushed to independence without the un or anyone helping redesign top-down systems ; this all crashed into bangladesh the first bottom up collaboration women lab ; ironically on health, food security, education bangladesh and chinese village women empowerment depended on sharing almost every village microfranchise between 1972 and 2000 especially on last mile health networking
in dads editing of 2025 from 1984 he had called for massive human awareness by 2001 of mans biggest risk being discrepancies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations; he suggested that eg public broadcast media could host a reality tv end poverty entrepreneur competition just as digital media was scaling to be as impactful as mass media
that didnt happen and pretty much every mess - reactions to 9/11, failure to do ai of epidemics as priority from 2005 instead of autonomous cars, failure to end long-term carbon investments, subprime has been rooted in the west not having either government nor big corporate systems necessary to collaboratively value Asian SDG innovations especially with 5g
I am not smart enough to understand how to thread all the politics now going on but in the event that any cgtn journalist wants to chat especially in dc where we could meet I do not see humans preventing extinction without maximising chinese youth (particularly womens dreams); due to covid we lost plans japan had to relaunch value of female athletes - so this and other ways japan and china and korea might have regained joint consciousness look as if they are being lost- in other words both cultural and education networks (not correctly valued by gdp news headlines) may still be our best chance at asian women empowerment saving us all from extinction but that needs off the record brainstorming as I have no idea what a cgtn journalist is free to cover now that trump has turned 75% of americans into seeing china as the enemy instead of looking at what asian policies of usa hurt humans (eg afghanistan is surely a human wrong caused mostly by usa); a; being a diaspora scot i have this naive idea that we need to celebrate happiness of all peoples an stop using media to spiral hatred across nations but I expect that isnt something an anchor can host generally but for example if an anchor really loves ending covid everywhere then at least in that market she needs to want to help united peoples, transparency of deep data etc

2021 afore ye go to glasgow cop26-

please map how and why - more than 3 in 4 scots earn their livelihoods worldwide not in our homeland- that requires hi-trust as well as hi-tech to try to love all cultures and nature's diversity- until mcdonalds you could use MAC OR MC TO identify our community engaging networks THAT SCALED ROUND STARTING UP THE AGE OF HUMANS AND MACHINES OF GKASGOW UNI 1760 1 2 3 - and the microfranchises they aimed to sustain  locally around each next child born - these days scots hall of fame started in 1760s around   adam smith and james watt and 195 years later glasgow engineering BA fazle abed - we hope biden unites his irish community building though cop26 -ditto we hope kamalA values gandhi- public service - but understand if he or she is too busy iN DC 2021 with covid or finding which democrats or republicans or american people speak bottom-up sustainable goals teachers and enrrepreneurs -zoom with if you are curious - fanily foundation of the economist's norman macrae- explorer of whether 100 times more tehc every decade since 1945 would end poverty or prove orwell's-big brother trumps -fears correct est1984 or the economist's entreprenerialrevolutionstarted up 1976 with italy/franciscan romano prodi

help assemble card pack 1in time for games at cop26 glasgow nov 2021 - 260th year of machines and humans started up by smith and watt- co-author, networker foundation of The Economist's Norman Macrae - 60s curricula telecommuting andjapan's capitalist belt roaders; 70s curricula entreprenurial revolution and poverty-ending rural keynesianism - library of 40 annual surveys loving win-wins between nations youth biographer john von neumann


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