BRAC net, world youth community and Open Learning Campus

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

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  http://blog.coursera.org/  https://coursera.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/1639240-about-on...

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

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BRACAbed,

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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 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 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 www.brac.net -if you can help our research please email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk  washington dc 1 301 881 1655



 

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Scholarpedia

The peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia, where knowledge is curated by communities of experts.

http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Main_Page



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) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xppGnpuUq3Q


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

http://www.simplyscience.ch/Home/Mach-mit/Tipps/Experimente-Tipp-Si...


Article Source:

http://www.innovationsgesellschaft.ch/en/index.php?section=news&cmd=details&newsid=623&teaserId=7


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 (Nanopaprika.eu - Hungary) and Hasan Beigi (Nanoacademia.com - 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 http://www.nanopaprika.eu/nanoacademia


About Nanopaprika.eu:

www.nanopaprika.eu - 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.com:

www.nanoacademia.com – 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.


http://asi-org.net/



Resource:

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:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/piezo-university/id461948962?mt=8


http://physik-instrumente.blogspot.com/2011/11/industrys-first-piez...



Germany

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.

http://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/



India


'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 http://kunhanlogam.blogspot.com/2011/04/2-2011.html


June Issue Nano Magazine for Kids - Nano Ulagam (English) http://nanoulagam.blogspot.com/2011/06/nano-ulagam-issue-2-june-20... 



Switzerland

Swiss Nano-CubeNew Knowledge and Education Platform

for Nanotechnologies Launched and Online


NEW...Our interactive "Nanorama-Loft" game has been translated into english. http://www.swissnanocube.ch/en/home/ 

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 http://www.swissnanocube.ch/en/news/newsletter/



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. www.innovationsociety.ch.

Marianne Dietiker (project lead)  |  E-Mail: marianne.dietiker@swissnanocube.ch  |  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.

www.ehb-schweiz.ch.

Martin Vonlanthen (lecturer formation)   |  E-Mail: martin.vonlanthen@ehb-schweiz.ch  |  Phone: +41 (0) 31 910 37 10



India

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.


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Europe

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:

http://nanoyou.eu/ Materials and resources for teachers and students K-12

http://www.nano.gov/html/edu/eduk12.html 


Download PDF "Big Things from a Tiny World"



Global

Rice-African partnership is open-education blockbuster


SUMMARY:

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. http://cnx.org/. Connexions: Create Globally, Educate Locally



MIT Professor teaches physics his way.


Watch video at: http://thoughtware.tv/videos/show/1618


More video lectures at:

More: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/VideoLectur...


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.  http://www.nano.ait.ac.th/ 




Fractal Geometry Program from the Netherlands


Fractal Growth Video on YouTube:

http://uk.youtube.com/julesruis 


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.


www.fractal.org/Prototype-Fractal-Geometry.pdf  


For a trail version of the Fractal Imaginator:


http://www.mysticfractal.com/fractalimaginator_trial.htm  





UK


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. 

More... http://www.playgen.com/home/content/view/30/26/ 




Another research game site in the U.K.

http://www.bingohideout.co.uk/interactive-learning-games.html



Germany

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). 

http://www.nanohub.org/home


CreativeCommons.org License for use



 


UVA Virtual Lab Website: www.virlab.virginia.edu


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


NANOPOLIS™ World of Knowledge   www.nanopolis.net



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.

 http://robotics.nasa.gov/events/webcasts/regionals_2007.php


New Site:Chinese International school

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

http://www.ycef.com




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

 

 

http://www.hhmi.org/resources/educators.html


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.

http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/math/socha/index.html 




NanoZone

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

http://nanozone.org/ 


Science News for Kids

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20040609/Feature1.asp 


Eureka Alert - AAAS

Science News for Kids

http://www.eurekalert.org/kidsnews/ 


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

http://ice.chem.wisc.edu/order.html 




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.

http://www.sciencegems.com/engineer.html#10 

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.

http://web.austin.utexas.edu/wlh/ 




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.

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html 




Online Clearinghouse for SPM Educational Experiments

http://www.spmeducation.virginiananotech.com 




Switzerland


Visit the Original Virtual Nano Lab at  www.nano-world.org  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 http://www.eonreality.com/casestudies/education/ 




The Educational Technology Journal- Educational Technology for Engaged Learning, Educational Technology for Literacy. Subscribe Free Online at  http://fno.org/ 




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. http://cms.mit.edu/games/education/ 




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.http://www.enmag.org/ 

For more information on Consciousness-Based Education programs visit www.CBEprograms.org




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.

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/  




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.

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ 




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.

http://www.scenta.co.uk 




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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.

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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"

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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 http://thelearningweb.net - 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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BR6 Luxembourg hub of aiib2019

BR0 beijing - binnaul home of BRI weher 100 most trsetd national eladers of sustainable youth likon: home of tsinghua- universitiues that dont have partnerships with tsinghua will end up failing over 505 of their stidents livelihoods

BR0 Hangzhou - home of jack ma alumni

BR0 hongkong-shenzen - one of the world's 7 most wonderful bridges - china owes more to hongkong than it recognises with a new twist - all the best manufacturing jobs died before 2015-

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Shenzhen: City of the Future. 

can shenzhen show how smart manufacturing jobs dont compete with sustainable communities they collaborate with them -can hpng kong arrange daytrips to the mainland for financial mivestors to understand the future of sdg economic zones

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1 Investing in Girls Sustainability Goals
1.1 BRAC -how to build 100 million person rural health service with a 20 million dollar loan and girl empowerment other most amazing stories of the world's largest NGO- join the week long celebration between academic alumni of jack ma and girl empowerment epicenttre BRAC 30 sept 2018 - queries chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 


1.2 BKASH 3 since april jack ma has taken 20% partnership 
1.3 China Capitalism (CC)
1.4 Project Everyone
2 ValuingYouth
2.1 partners of 7 billion peoples' S-goals-Goal 17
2.2 end poverty -Goal 1
2.3 end hunger - Goal 2
2.4 healthy, lives - Goal 3
2.5 Quality Education - Goal 4
2.6 Gender Equality -Goal 5

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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 https://learning.accredible.com/

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

*Pre-Primary

*Primary

*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

send votes to chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk , Macrae Foundation

  • 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 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Top 10 Right Old Muddles

I was tidying up my father's office when I came across a little black book. It was a diary. Many pages were headed Another Right Old Muddle.  There in not much more text than a twitter profile of a young man. The bottom line was replicated on every page . XXX YYY flew off at 8am and did not return

Dad was one of the luckiest ones. He survived world war 2. While spending his last days as a teenager navigating arirplanes over mkodernday Myanmar and Bang;ades he had a lot pf down time. He had 3 books with him - from adam smit, maynard keynes, and a biography of gandhi. From war he went to Corpoius Chrfiost Cambrodge where he was one of the last to be mentired by none other than Keynes - theleading end poverty systems journalist of his era. In late 1947 dad started righting 45 yeras of leaders for The Economist. Here then are 10 right old muddles we will need to help giorls and boys livelihoods mediate now if our species is to sustain another century let alone a milleenium

leap beyond 10 old muddles

1 value girls - eg brac girls or the most couargeous and loving under 30s gorls entrpreneurs - eg AC Ori YC - have you met a woman under 30 who you'd vote for as matching these extraordinary multipliers of goodwill and action? Or an elder they all wish to be an alumni of - eg sir fazle abed

2 value girls, boys, those born poorest - three ha;ves of the world youth, women, poor- all have less than 10 per cent share of voice in the future of their generation - if your born into all 3 of these categories you used to have less than zero positiuve say- until from 1972 sir fazle abed started to empower vilage girls to buuild a nation - and along the way he interescted 3 times with china who had also gone through the cutiral revolution of girls hold up half the sky. This was good news because the peoples connected by the south and east asian coatsal belts number half the world's population- thio9se that had been most victiomised by Britannia- thise that the books of adam smith, keynes and gandhi provide suffiecnt slues to know how to value sustainability and action networks sdgs - should that be a job worthy of all of us alive tioday.

3 understand that the root cause of world wars was need to end colonisation -whiuch inkconevneintly was how large countriues developed between 1500 and 1946

4 Celbrate belt road trading models that go beyiond colonisation with win-win tyrades 

5 First learn from any period in history when positive currencies or other mechnaisms permitted win-win trading to be mapped- identify the expoemtial balance rising or crashing that history revolved round

6 Clarify the unprecdented chnage that is defing life of the 3 generations mainly responsible for 1946-2030- technolgy's moore law in any forms that grand parent parents and youth could be educating each other one

7 Correct the desin ofault in empire education Adam Smith was forst to clarify- it was never to desinged to avlue youth , their livelihhods, innovation forces

8 Agree that as well as coms tech (digital and real world, human and artifician intelligence) compounding round us - we needed to celebrate chnaging machine and huiman sources of energy  to be renewable amd to keep commons resources like wagter and air clean

9 Understand that the west's 3 main corporate forms and their lawyers needed transfromation if all peoples places are to be sustainable. MOre than that we need to freinds each other helping each other nations out of hostory's system traps. Any media that doesnt do that is fame media'

10 Wherever politicians or their academkic hacks tell you there isnt enough work for youth to do- something is desperatly wriong with the education, economics and valuation metrics being siued. THere is so much work to be done if we are to lap beyong systesm that are expoebntaoly crashing towards extinction. These are the most exciting tiemns to be alive- our family trees of grandparent parents youth are detemining whether tere will be any moore tres

map first 10 places of www.supercityuni.com and alumnisat.combr /> no particular order - tokyo from 64 and 2020
beijing tsinghua from 1984 -uni or rural little sisters
hangzhou to 1500 and from 2008


hong kong under chiense british and chiense rule
singapore under 3 rules
dubai under 3 rules
glasgiw when adam smith or fazle abed were there
america's south while martin luther king and muhammad yunus were there

BRAC quiz -help us compile the most exciting quiz of sustainable world

Q did brac create 100 million rural health service with 20 million dollar loan A

Q is brac helping jack ma bank for the billion poorest women?

Q did brac help the UN understand that the 300 trillion dollars of most liquid finance is barred from investing in sustainability development goals as an asset class?

Q before Jack Ma's partnership with one of brac's networks can you name 5 of brac's partners in being the world's largest NGO?

Q before Jack Ma's partnership had brac's educators assisted with livelihoods of over 150 million people

Q True or false: China and Bangladesh are the 2 most populous nations whose economies are sustained by girls as much as boys

top partners making brac worlds larfest ngo at brac.tv

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what if only educators technologists and youth can sustain our species?

infrastructure banking most exciting cases

EconomistGIRLS.com  Keynes alumni Schumacher is famous for saying the greatest economic miracle  of all would be ending poverty in  millions of villages--  observe how  1960s  climaxed with one  network of  adew thousand americans racing to  the moon while over a third of worlds people still had no elecrtricity.  What happened next is truly miracolous    -its the tale of 2 regions coastal   bangladesh  and  mainland china separated by some land partitoned for India when (grandad) Sir Kenneth Kemp was ordered to hastily write up legalese of India's Independence. For the history search mediation between Gandhi and Mumbai Chief Justice Kemp 1925-1946. For Do Now futures  linkin  AIIB2018  Mumbai  June -  for the greatest education revolutions study 1972-2015              in  Bangladesh's BRAC eg at this Ning and with over half a billion chinese women. For next education steps in valuing girls livelihoods linkin WISE@Accra May 2018,   at  United Nations sept 2018, at Paris Mar2019 or more at ERworld.tv and  Economistdiary.com    

fan webs:brac.tv and fazleabed.com

brac turned aid into sustainable business franchises run by village

our dream - fav bookmark on www = free lessons on working to unite all 17 sustainability goals

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Happy 80th birthday by 100000 people of  BRAC to Sir Fazle Abed

 1 RESILIENCE NOT JUST RELIEF –INNOVATION’s CORE OF BOTTOM-UP DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts of Sir Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Bhola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after independence, supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief and adopted a longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.

We do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty. We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.

Better often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on agriculture, for example, and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.

As Bangladesh urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently Rana Plaza in 2013.

Massive natural disasters internationally have triggered us to expand into new countries  like Haiti and Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so many years ago

2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures

Doctors and hospitals were scarce in Bangladesh’s early days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every doorstep. Over time, the army became all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products and information

mothers -and this redesgned whole market value chains to be lew in trist for poorest and where necessary eg kids education invented conditioanla cash transfre - ie where donation is given to specific identifiable task - eg scolarships for thise secoindary chikdren who had best results in brac primnary schools

main links to brac - chris will update by saturday 10 feb

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Last Call India Appreciation Tour of BRAC and Bangladesh Girl Developed Economies

Mary, and friends:  after leaving qatar mid novmenber,  where 3 of top 10 sustainability summits of next 15 months  prior to beijing belt road 2.0 may 2019 were announced on behalf of wise education laureates and with the blessing of antonio guterres...this brac tour has been my main focus- all errors are therefore mine; good parts javeed's amy's mostofa's ..

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YouthGlobalAffairs.com - can you help with new york agency for global2.0...

Peter – I don’t know where education fits with everything you audit but any errors in following review of all the neighbors of china’s belt roads are mine alone

Mary my main question– do you know anyone in Indias, China, Bangladesh or elsewhere who loves touring BRAC and girls empowered solutions to ultra sustainability chalenges. If so, please could you introduce them to one or three of A) Javeed, B) Mostofa, C) Amy whose facilitation/personal networking roles are as follows:

Tour connectors WISE:INDIA-BRAC-CHINA-NY

 Javeed after a business and education career as part of the India Diaspora in New York, whom I met at wise and jointly interviewed everyone we could reach at Qatar Foundation ,  is dedicated to sharing everything he can find with India educators; mostofa who grew up in Bangladeshi villages is our organizing guide of brac; of 10 trips he has organised since 2007, the last one took chinese graduates like amy to sir fazle’s 80th birthday party- attached is brac’s own birthday history of sir fazle’s 45 years. Amy who grew up in Hunan villages is currently post graduating at columbia’s earth institute in new york while her fellow companion yuxuan is Rhodes scholar in Oxford and daughter of public servants in china’s province bordering North Korea,. Sir Fazle’s daughter is a Columbia Alumn

RECAP OF LAST TOUR

 

Happy 80th birthday by 100000 people of  BRAC to Sir Fazle Abed

 1 RESILIENCE NOT JUST RELIEF –INNOVATION’s CORE OF BOTTOM-UP DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

The seeds of BRAC were planted in the efforts of Sir Fazle and friends to assist families affected by the Bhola cyclone in 1970. BRAC was then officially established after independence, supporting refugees to rebuild their lives. At a critical early juncture , we abandoned our focus on relief and adopted a longer-term objective of development, opting to work side by side with community members for decades to come.

We do not ignore emergencies and their impact on people living in poverty. We build community preparedness and grassroots platforms that activate in natural disasters to minimize damage and to channel relief. Our goal is to help households bounce back better.

Better often means changes such as stronger infrastructure or new livelihoods for families that depend on agriculture, for example, and are therefore increasingly vulnerable to climate change.

As Bangladesh urbanizes, we have expanded our focus to include manmade disasters like fires and building collapses, most recently Rana Plaza in 2013.

Massive natural disasters internationally have triggered us to expand into new countries  like Haiti and Nepal to support national recovery the way we did in Bangladesh so many years ago

2 Healthy Lives and healthy futures

Doctors and hospitals were scarce in Bangladesh’s early days. We created an army of community-based entrepreneurs to bring medicine to every doorstep. Over time, the army became all female, challenging social norms and enabling women to access important products and information

We challenged the global health community by putting the life saving treatment for diarrheal disease in the “unqualified” hands of mothers, and generated evidence that they could use it effectively. We created a community-based tuberculosis control model, expanding over time to become the government’s largest partner in combating the disease.

The growing numbers of people living in poverty in urban areas face serious health risks, including maternal and infant mortality. Our network of healthcare entrepreneurs continues to ensure that women can access care safely, quickly, and with dignity.

Recent breakthroughs in cognitive science have shown that focusing on early childhood development has transformative effects over a lifetime. Pilot programmes are putting this research into action at the grassroots level

The primary challenge of healthcare now is less about access and more about quality. We  are building financial tools to continuously ensure more people can access services that meet their evolving health needs.

 

3 EDUCATION FROM LITERACY TO LEADERSHIP

We started by teaching basic literacy to adults, then realised we needed to start from the start.  We changed our nor-formal primary schools as “second chances’ for people living in poverty especially girls. Our pedagogy focused on joyful learning, incorporating the best practices from around the world.

As students graduated from our schools. We felt a need for creative ways to continue learning beyond the classroom. Libraries offered reading materials, and adolescent clubs created safe spaces and opportunities to teach life skills.

Our focus moved towards quality, with universal access towards education in sight, through strategies such as teacher training and increased use of technology. We proactively recruited students with special needs and expanded our curriculum into multiple ethnic languages to ensure that our schools were successful to all children.

Our ultiimate goal is to build a nation, and for that we need leaders. That is where our focus is now – creating opportunities for youth to take responsibilities in programmes, as mentors, and as teachers themselves. Our university creates even more opportunities to contribute on a global scale.

4 Financial Inclusion

We started by bringing people living in poverty together. We quickly learnt that what they needed most urgently was access to economic opportunities and financial services.

We brought women together into village organizations to organize credit and savings arrangements, and then used these meetings as a platform by delivering a wider range of services.

Over time, we expanded our reach to unserved populations, such as the “missing middle” (enterprises that were too large for the loans offered by microfinance but excluded from commercial banks) and a comprehensive grants based programme for people living with poverty, who could not benefit from microfinance.

We are now building a broader set of financial products, including insurance and pensions, and leveraging the growing ownership of mobile phones to use digital channels for financial services.

5 Market Solutions for the Poor

A fundamental driver is a lack of power – at the individual, household and community level alike... Power dynamics need to change in order for people living in poverty to realize their potential , and they only change when people do it themselves.

We promoted consciousness raising and empowerment from our earliest interactions with communities, inspired by teachings on social movements. We underestimated the complexity of power dynamics though and learned the hard way that we needed to create new organisations, where women could come together in solidarity. These community action groups became important social platforms; for example, supporting health workers who faced harassment for their services.

We widened our work over time to help people living in poverty to participate in formal government structures and leverage public services. We also increased our engagement with public official and village leaders to build wider support for women’s empowerment. These discussions have risen to the national level, where we advocate policies that support gender equality and human rights. Internally we have worked to build a female-friendly work environment and actively strive to recruit women.

Gender equality remains one of the greatest unfinished works of our generation, and an area in which we have to continue changing power dynamics. We still see that child marriage is the norm, sexual violence is pervasive, and women are under-represented in the workforce.

 

6 Changing Power Dynamics

As we began to provide financial services to people living in poverty, we noticed that many rural communities did not have access to markets

We started building value chains, connecting thousands of farmers and artisans to national markets. We focused on silk, poultry, clothing and retail, in many cases the viability of new sectors in Bangladesh. The successful scaling up of one value chain often spawned new livelihood opportunities, from poultry vaccinations to artificial insemination for dairy cows.

Entrepreneurship is also a long standing part of our development approach. Over time we have built a national cadre  of local change agents, usually women, who receive training and support from us, but are paid for their services by their neighbours. These grassroots entrepreneurs distribute a wide variety of products and services, from sanitary napkins to high quality seeds.

As local and global labor markets offer new opportunities. We are supporting migrants to seek and finance work abroad safely,  and equip youth with in-demand skills

 

7 BRAC INTERNATIONAL

By 2002 we had over 30 years experience of piloting and perfecting programs, and scaling them to reach millions. The time had come to bring what we had learnt in Bangladesh to the rest of the world.

Relief and rehabilitation were immediate needs after war and natural disasters plunged millions into poverty in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. We focused on peace and building stability through jobs, education and financial inclusion, continuing to put girls and women at the centre of opportunities.

We expanded into Africa four years later, starting development programs in Tanzania and Uganda. We continued to pilot, perfect and scale rapidly never losing focus on contextualising every opportunity created

Opening now in 12 countries gives us a rich knowledge base to further our work in Bangladesh, while providing us with a global network in which to pilot new solutions for the world’s problems. In 2016, we create opportunities for one in every 50 people in the world...

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 CONTEXT FOR 2018 TOUR

NB INDIA BIGGER PEOPLEWISE THAN ALL OF CHINAS OTHER NEIGHBORS

 

Before a tour guide to brac/bangladesh- here’s a brief review of all of China’s neighbors and why the old English Raj is in population terms the biggest of china’s belt road tours and new development searches. Brett’s x times great grand father JAMES WILSON started this tour with Queen Victoria – after founding The Economist to help her debate what was London doing to Ireland (see current pbs episode of Victoria) he was dispatched to Calcutta started standard bank, died 1860 of diarrhea 9 months into the project. His son-in-law Walter Bagehot refocused on English constitution and pound sterling as commonwealth reserve currency with Victoria.

Accidentally the next time The Economist had a sub-editor with east west experience was my dad who waa a teenage navigator over modernday Myanmar in world war2 , who married the daughter of sir Kenneth Kemp whose 25 years as Mumbai chief justice mediating Gandhi ended up writing up legalese of india’s independence; most of dad’s first 20 years  The Economist celebrated the East’s post colonial win-win economies ie japan s korea Chinese diaspora superports (archives) and by 1976 asked americans to celebrate asian pacific china global century as much as their own third century.

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At the time of moon landing dad started his other main dialogue of the 20th C  world’s favorite viewspapre  – Entrepreneurial Revolution – assuming the world was in 1968 destined to spend 1000 times more on commons tech in 2016 versus 1946 would we transform education to sustain all millenials livelihoods or the opposite?

 

ANTICLOCKWISE REVIEW OF CHINA’S NEIGHBOURS, STARTING AT ITS EAST COAST:

1 China’s east coast supercity connection are great : every positive win-win trading future can be dreamed with them : the superports and trains are ready to connect more than half the world’s economy which is how sustainability mapmaking should be with half the world’s people living within 3000 miles of Beijing but crowded in to less than 10% of the earth’s land

 

2 china’s border with asean looks pretty good ( asean with singpaore as its cultural soul is in top 6 development miracles with china mainland , china superports diaspora, s korea , japan , Bangladesh girls)

 

3 Now we come to the crucial corridor Myanmar Bangladesh India Pakistan – all old British Raj; what important to bring 2020 vision to first

Bangladesh is a key coastline – if it had a superport that united all trade interest on china India Bangladesh Myanmar that would change more girls lives than any single superport anywhere

The miracles of Bangladesh and mainland china both started at beginning of 1970s. In fact to start with japan shared rice science in a partnership with brac and china that was number 1 solution in ending famine. However china developed with the diaspora (the 3rd greatest financial power by the 1970s) inward investing in superb infrastructure; bangladesh girls had to build their nation with what aid they could turn into sustainable social business (the invention many people believe muhammad yunus designed but actually brac did. See The Economist article it wasn’t microcredit it was BRAC)

4 Next we come to Pakistan corridor to united arab emirates and thence djibouti to Africa, up the suez and through the Mediterranean sea- the brilliant new maritimne silk road

5 As you continue tour of landlocked neighbors, its impossible for china to make anything much better without mediating Russia’s goodwill. Even the ovetland Chinese Express to west Europe passes through the Shanghai Cooperation neighbours of which Russia is a core dynamic , and which India joins for the first time as full member this year (2 incredible summits in june aiib Mumbai and SCO qingdao)

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6.1 You then have 4 trajectories through Russia but which you can also call the artic belt road. One is direct trade route to Nordica via st Petersburg which organisies a major annual economic summit- here the articuniversity.com shared by 8 countries and pivoting out of finland is the best news of all new universities of 2018 following damo as best news of 2017

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futureofgirls.com and damocity.net welcomes all open technology heroines...

6.2 Direct route to Moscow – essentially what is the strategic future of Russian and East Europe people  the west  (EU) had first chance to mediate if the fall of the berlin wall had been about more than reuniting Germany

6.3 Direct north through mongolia – quite an unpopulated region but potentially renewable as pivotal natural space

6.4 north east where the dream has always been a runnel across Bering Strait so that north east Eurasia Alaska Canada West Coast usa van all be one supertrain corridor as well people spaces that are totally complementary as sustainable economies if 20th c borders hadn’t been erected primarily by stalin

6.5 Of course the last border challenge: as neighbors turn full circle is north korea- here we have 30 million underdeveloped people ; they too need one superport; this solution can really only come about if russia china japan and south jorea start to trust each other

I welcome being told what stories youth should map differently than above; if I have over-simplified or got them wrong please don’t throw out the brac and bangaldesh superport challenge without looking at it in more detail. 

First if you put a straight railway line from Beijing to xi’an to chengdu to the coast you would almost hit the Myanmar-bangladesh border- at cox’s bazzar which yunus and my father discussed as needing to be a superport with 50 people at the royal automobile club london in feb 2008! Second if you did a railway from chengdu to Gwadar you would almost pass through new delhi thus opening up all the route to emirates : Oman , Djibouti and Adrican silk road, suez and med sea silk road. But third if you review every sustainability goal in terms of which communities face the hardest entrepreneurial challenges you would come back to bangaldeshi girls as still being the SDG17 world's most vital youth partners. If climate goes wrong there will be more initial flooding of peoples along bangladesh coastline than anywhere. Brac has designed an economy where communities and girls networks maximizing their own capacities to build the future. This is the story that all of sheihka moza’s wise partmers can honor as brac was their first educational laureate and now that guterres has asked them to stage the girls and refugee learning summits at the UNGA Sept 2018.

 

Key people in choosing what goes on at this summit are thes ame UN eminent sdg goals panel as aiib is reporting on both at aiib Mumbai 2018 and argentina g20 july 2018. All of brac’s organisational dna is francsican (Paulo Freire) as is all of jim kim’s prior work at partners in health with paul farmer amd george soros. You cant do global last mile health services without brac style networking. Fortunatley jim kim’s last job before he joined the world bank was to make pih’s lab in africa in rwanda with kagame who now chairs the african union. .

So it is that goodwill with china’s immediate neigbors connects through to goodwill in middle esst, Africa, med sea nations (the happiest in the old silk road before 1500 but today the refugee and isis crisis hotspots),  and ultimately brac and girls are at the crossro9ads of a muslim francsican coinfucian fusion of families build healthy economies across generations not vice versa 

 

The G7’s win-lose macroeconomics computes big data big; this is not mathematically correct let alone exponentially sustainable if you refer to Einstein and von Neumann., and it will not produce the human ai  (or the truth media) we now despearately need to celebrate if little sister sustainability world is to be the end game instead of orwallian big brother. These are the most excitiing tiness to be alive. What we do with tech of banking and education over the next few years determines species sustainability.

 

TOURING BRAC AS INTEGRAL TO 2018 teachers Game of Fives and World Record Jobs Creators

Publishers of the sino-english world record book of jobs creation demand that any educator responsible for youth future livelihoods understands teachings of these 5 peoples alumni network if they are to help with sustainability rising out of every community

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World Record Book of Job Creation

1 Xi Jiping (worldwide sustainability investment maps –both china end poverty 2020, and benchmark ecological cib=vilisation 2050)

2 Sir Fazle Abed (girls futures)

3 Antonio Guterres  (worldwide borders reconciliation, and 17 SDGoald local deadlines )

4 Pope Francis (missing connector of all major goodwill spirits – what jack ma calls curriculum of LoveQ)

5 Jack Ma (tech futures humanized; big data small enough for every child to code –china’s work on robot teaching assistants appear to be where education unicorns are at; remember 2018 is year of 5 million china startups- which of these do 5th grade girls need to know about for sdgoal to be their realities not just dreams 

 

 

In 1972 BRAC began as a training network in an area where 1 million people had be killed by a cyclone and there was no infrastructure left- who could reconstuct what; it was always building community self capacity – home and safety  (to this day brac employs more barefoot lawyers than bangladesh has police stations), local food security, local helath security, a jobs-led education system, and villagers own value chains and finance. starting in villages with no electricity and illiteracy; its first primary schools trained women; who then became teachers. The newly indepenentent national government didnt have enough taxes to develop the cities so it let brac be the public self-service of villages. BRAC is the ultimate Paulo Freire action learning network; it scaled across villages person to person to 1996. Then the parallel network yunus started 11 years after brac was first to test mobile and microsolar connectivity. However at its height yunus only owned one third of grammen phone. Brac maintained total ownership of its digitalization – today it connects the largest cashless banking sstem in the workl www.bkash.com – the coding superstars from this are the same bangladeshi americans who started with yunus but now linking mit dubai legatum and Nick Hughes the original coders of mpesa- bill gates networks comes to brac to study how to try to do cashless banking elsewhere. However in bangladesh bkash connects with every network as does brac education. In africa and afghanistan where one major partner per country asked brac to join in, adolesecent girls clubs are the main hub for educational networking ( only one of 10 main moving parts of brac back in bangladesh). Bangladeshi girls empower a fusion of edutech and fintech in ways that every poorest nation needs to benchmark before its has a chance to get to the superhighways of development that China is. So as in a 2006 bangaldesh dialogue paper put it – three giants need to grow up together China India and Bangladesh if you search to achieve the deepest sustainability goals and not to leave the bottom 20% out of the sustainability goals era.

Since 1999 Brac formed a university - its signature course is the James Grant School for public health servants - the first lesson module brac ever scaled across the village mothers network was oral rehydration which saved a quarter of infants lives; james then head of unicef took to having a pack of the sugar-salt mix in his suit and demonstrating it at every royal dinner table he graced...

EXCITING YOUTH ECONOMIES

Our favorite is the new economy of valuing world's poorest girls-  brac, founder Sir Fazle Abed, is the world's most knowledgable network in empowering girls sustainability- started in bangladesh in 1972 its first 25 years of grassroots networking was entirely face to face as bangladeshi girl villagers had no electricity so no telecoms nor other ways of being connected beyond the village;

leapfrog models - when mobile is your first telecom; when solar is your first elecetricuty ; when cashless is your first bank ...

bangladesh was one of the first nations to test how to use mobile with world poorest womens networks; most leapfrog market models can benchmark an ultra goals version that brac has helped linkin - start with www.bkash.com the developing worlds largest cashless bank using mp3 tech

related references from the sino-english first edition of world record jobs creators

Index of WRJC (version 1 to 2020)

E1 Xi Jinping (Rejuvenation global2.0; world's most transparent maps on win-win trade for all) E99 Lee Kuan Yew E2 Sir Fazle Abed (world's favorite educator eg empowered girls to resolve poverty's greatest challenges, BRAC & Bkash)  
E3 Jack Ma leapfrog tech (big data small), ecommerce curriculum as one of china's 4 greatest inventions 1 -IR4  can develop 10 times bigger people-centred economics)  E98 Gandhi & Montessori & Mandela,  E4 Nilekani (bridges to English as 2nd most valuable language in world Modi, Kalam, Singh) W1 Tim Berners Lee (the www , we havent seen it yet- human collaboration can be so much bigger, bridge to any mit lab with human app) W2 Jim Kim being healthcare most courageous public servant lads to being the sanest western voice in world banking and most peace-loving North Korean American; ; W3 Pope Francis and W99 Pope John Paul; W4 Justin Trudeau , W5 Michael Palin, W6 Henry Kissinger -superpower mediator extraordinaire; E5 Yo-Yo Ma, IM pei.. Chengl Li Cultural leadsers sans frontieres; W7 George Soros; W8 Larouche family; W18 Paul Polak, E12 Pony Ma, E13 Rhen Zhengfei (Huawei), E14 Guo Guangchang (fosun) E15 Liu Chuanzhi (lenovo)E16 Feng Lun (vanton), E17 Yuriko Koike and Abe, e18 Li Ka-shing founder ckgsb e19 moreno, blum and perini, E20 robin li  W19 Thorkil Sonne,

help edit presentations of sir fazle abed and xi jinping and jack ma as #1 world record job creators and search out youth economies with special thanks to youth mediators www.economistchina.net

here's a doc and global youth fast changing urgent intelligence debate on 

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sustainability worlds record jobs mapmakers- how would you turn it into a viral video or a few slides or other collaboration stimulus of valuing investment in youth/girls as sustainability goals generation- who are the peer networks you most want to share it with- please help us question 2 different things- the people you know who you can share  it with; the people you would dream of sharing it with -what actions would you first intend resulting from the intelligence you mediate

BRAC PRIMARY SCHOOLS 5.3 million girl alumni of BRAC

A second chance at education 
Over the past 29 years, the number of BPS has grown exponentially. We started working in 1985, opening 22 one-room schools and providing three years of schooling up to class 3, which was later extended to class 5. The main objective of non-formal primary schools is to develop a school model for the underprivileged and primary school dropout children, especially girls, to complete the five-year primary school syllabus in four years.

 



BRAC also works with other development organisations to expand education opportunities for disadvantaged children by partnering with them and providing them with technical and financial support to implement BRAC’s non-formal primary education model with changes as needed. These collaboration activities are called education support programmes.

Key features

  • The one-teacher school is operated by the same teacher for the same cohort of children for a period of four years and delivers lessons in all subjects
  • The school hours are flexible and fixed according to needs
  • Children do not pay any fees and there are no long holidays
  • Little or no homework as most of their parents are not capable of assisting them
  • Children with special needs receive corrective surgeries along with devices like wheelchairs, hearing aids, glasses and ramps
  • Children belonging to ethnic communities receive class lectures and course materials in their own languages up to class 2 so that they can overcome language barriers and cultural gaps
  • BRAC develops textbooks and other materials for up to class 3 and government textbooks are used in classes 4 and 5
  • Students are taught about social values and their rights and responsibilities coupled with basic financial education to empower them
  • BRAC primary school graduates are being tracked by BRAC for further study

Mechanism to ensure quality of teaching
A typical BRAC teacher is a woman from the community in which the school is, with 10 years of schooling experience. Teachers undergo an initial 12-day training course in order to repeat basic information on teaching and learning and to enhance their teaching abilities. They subsequently participate in monthly, subject-based refresher courses and yearly orientation prior to advancing to the next class. In collaboration with BRAC University’s Centre for Language (CfL), BRAC provides a two-month long (21 days each) teacher training programme in English to the teachers.

What is the linkage with the government education system?
Bangladesh government has allowed BPS students to appear for Primary Education Terminal Examination which is a fundamental board examination that takes place at the end of class 5.

The effectiveness of this programme was evident when the graduates of the non-formal schools were well ahead of the country average when it came to passing grade for the primary school examination - 97 per cent success rate in 2009, and 99.54 per cent in 2010.

How do we track graduates at secondary schools?
BRAC experienced that its graduates admitted in secondary schools often cannot complete their education due to many critical circumstances. We started the ‘tracking of BRAC graduates at secondary schools’ programme to ensure their enrolment at the secondary level, promote regular attendance, reduce dropout rate so that they successfully complete the course.

BRAC is also regularly in touch with secondary school authorities and other organisations to manage scholarships and full/half free education for BPS graduates.

Projects:
a.    Shikkha Tari: Boat School
b.    School for dropped out children
c.    Performing and fine arts
d.    Total learning experience (TLE)
e.    School for street children
f.     Social and emotional learning (SEL)
g.    Aflatoun
h.    Mobile library for BRAC Primary Schools
i.     Interactive digital content in primary education
j.     Kumon mathematics at BRAC schools

Quick facts:
14,153 primary schools 
389,910 students, of whom 62.17% are girls
5.3 million students completed courses to date, of which 60.43% are girls
5.55 million students transferred to formal schools to date, of which 60.12% are girls
14,153 teachers

Read Stories:
Innovative Steps Towards Primary Education in Haor Area
Akhi studies hard to be a teacher.
Alam, a Non-formal Primary School Student, Now Runs His Own.

 

Related Videos:
Mitali Dango: BRAC School Teacher
BRAC Primary School Students Singing.

 

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Open Learning Campus welcomes you. If you are looking for World Bank OLC please start at http://www.jimkim.info or http://www.sorosjobs.com ; other search queries text usa 240 316 8157 -or start at superplaces -sustainability designed by every family not a handful of bi-polar political big brothers

Breaking news Match 2016 - chinese youth lead creative children delegation to brac to discuss open education's entrepreneurial revolution and joyful consequences for girls the world over

Breaking News March 2015 First Bangladesh OLC launched by U of Berkeley and BRAC Sir Fazle Abed. 

Welcome to partners in mapping Open Learning Campus- and

Four world record job creation explorations in one

 

1 Open Platforms eg 5 billion peoples: Xprize replaces Yazmi?, Khan and OD Coursera- NG leads china partners out of Baidu

2 Labs for partnering the greatest changes in teachers and students, families and communities

3 Designers of the future of the net -generating the smartest liveliood creating media

4 Missing job creating curricula and ending the 4 monopolies of pre-digital state-dominated examination of youth’s futures

 

internet as entrepreneurial revolution of learning learning

 Mandela Extranet Partnerships including Google and Branson

Feb 2015 Breaking News  Latest skype with Taddy Blecher in South Africa confirms that all teacers and students at 7t grade will soon get ipads for accessing te missing job creating curricula such as MII Maharisi’s love yourself, financial and entrepreneurial literacy, coding

2015NOW - 12 MONTHS THAT CHANGED TRILLION DOLLAR MARKET OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

As you know, with eg learning satellites of 5 billion people in play,  there is a lot of mashing up of curricula going on - and it would be really useful if Rome and Glasgow and Paris and Madrid and Budapest and Warsaw could find common ground over next few months if any is to ever be found out of Europe in time to valuing millennials livelihoods

 

 

 

 

 

 

valuing millennials

bernardo I would like to thank you for the suggestion but people like tebabu and stefanos are much closer to noah at www.yazmi.com than I am (while thursday is my first neet , tebabu frequently drinks coffee with noah) - there is also the issue ...

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ps could you tell me whether or not you decided to spend 6 weeks in Dhaka round the turn of the year; as far as I can see peoples diaries and information networks over next 6 months are not synchronised yet in ways that could maximally support sir fazle abed; it would be a shame bordering on catastrophe if millennials never had accurate understanding of how much of Bangladesh's first 44 years depended on his life's action learnings and open engineering mindset

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

Timeline of Open Learning Campus (OLC) -latest newsletter

2014 world record top10 job creator jim kim's world bank takes collaboration lead : launching OLC (with coursera) august 2014, 2nd annual youth summit october 7 2014, first annual UN-partnered millennials competition spring 2015

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100 links to BRAC

how did villager networks around Sir Fazle build rural health service? build village education? build banking networks? build valuetrue maps of food , water and safe-for-children communities? 

background research links on women4empowernent curricula at womenuni.com and millennials (25-35 profesionals) most valuable knowledge network ever to human race at yunus.tv

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1972: in the West The Economist starts debating OLC after seeing students experiment with early digital learning network (UK national dev program computer assisted elarning; milllenials goals and swot of planetary sustainability of net generation published after 12 years of global views mediation; NZ educators start continuous experiments at www.thelearningweb.net- book form becomes favorite export to 10 million chinese parents

in East BRAC starts greatest bottom-up lab for OLC -Bangladesh becomes doubly famous for this when Muhammad Yunus starts linkng in 4 years later- latest updates celebration's MOOC Yunus; yunus invites atlanta to turn youth peace laureate summits into twin capitak events with most value to host than olympics or world cup

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1989 Berners Lee launches the web- soon mit media lab in boston becomes most resourced open source tech wizards innovation lab;early 1990s Samara launches Africa's and Asia first freedom of peoples info satellites-sonn Kenya's IHUB backed by ushahidi becomes the  worldwide youth's most exciting open source tehnology wizard's networking space

- 2014 update Yazmi.comled by DC-Ethiopia diaspora networks

Late 1990s S.Africa's free university launched- 2014 update Blecher parners now shoot for 1 million additional job creation across whole 14 million youth african schooing system by 2020- ihub partners all over africa (and indeed in any capital with future) invited to linkin

Late 200s Khan Academy invesnts the most valuable reporting format of all -maximum 9-minute audio blackoards-0 game is on- which audio-blackboards are so valued by youth to peer to peer learn with that their viral actin networking makes trending on twitter look like a sideshow

puzzle 1 : Back in 1962 The Economust celebrate the win-win peace economics model of japan and projects milennail population statistics will require Asian Pacific milllenials to be responsible for more than half of the planet's open and  sustainbility investments 1975- 2025- who;s connecting this? jack ma?  Yao Ming with Brookings Inside Out China and Unseen Wealth teams? rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc hotline 301 881 1655

How did bottom-up NGO BRAC become the world's largest most collaborative network for partnering in millennials sustainability? While it is known globally and locally for sharing extreme innovations in community banking, its foundations were first built on 3 subnetworks:

bottom-up disaster relief

massive scaling of microfranchisie solutions to life critical challenges

what the WISE laureates value as number 1 job-creating education network in the world (parallel nominees by context of freedom of entrepreneurial skills)

help us review 2013 MOOC

2013 was a year in which professors might have found out what a huge gap ...

- is khan academy's 60 minutes introduction to coding the most valuable training billions of youth have ever been offered? otherKhan links

Who's mapping the most valuable collaboration youth networks in the world -here's why 42 years of entrepreneurial revolution surveys lead us to value orbiting around families of Abed and Soros and Turner- whose collaboration with youth's futures do you value most?

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  • what would a million youth most wish to see in a 6 weeks mooc guided tour to www.brac.net -if you can help our research please email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk  washington dc 1 301 881 1655

hottest youth-spring 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??

What would the world miss if MOOC had never existed? world tour next stop: Dhaka  date to be announced

sample urgent correspondence- - have you tried www.coursera.com - 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- more

Feb 2013 breaking news- 2 curricula we are prioritising research for this month are

  • collaboration NGO (which NGOs would you wish to see contribute to this course) and
.Norman Macrae -first to journalise the EU, Japan and Asia Century, Entrepreneurial Revolution, Net Generation is a hard act for his family to follow. Parting 2010, he left instructions to co-host parties wherever places (or his pro-youth economics friend muhammad yunus) invested most in their youth's collaboration round heroic purposes. Following party at boardroom of The Economist,  one of the next 3 parties- Japan Embassy in Bangladesh - planted the idea that Norman's friends can celebrate those who design MOOCs around 10 times more job creating systems of education- wow yes please!,and thanks so much to sir fazle abed for agreeing to host a follow up party on this March 2013.

Favorite Partners of Journal of Youth Economics : BRAC, MOOC Developers, Youth Jobs Competitions; The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant Family Foundation and Friiends in Japan, S Africa,...

futuretech

1 2 3 .. SocLab

 Youth  PARTNERING - BRAC:& JICA  1 2 & Nike & MIT Legatum & MastercardF & GatesF & DFID & Aflatoun & Kiva & wholeplanet

Our Foundation - and friends of youth job creation -  at wholeplanet.tv are delighted to nominate BRAC as the most purposeful partnering organisation we have ever seen. Of course we enjoy comparing views -who's your nomination?

What is more the Abed family have spent more energy on future of schools than anyone we know -chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 

Norman Macrae Foundation Washington DC 1 301 881 1655

This is all very good news for all those celebrating 2013 as Year of The MOOC  -as well as those who see education as the gateway to changing the purposeful freedom of life's 7 most valuable pro-youth markets of the net generation's post-industrial revolution mapped by The Economist and its readers since 1972

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40 years ago, my dad at The Economist and I first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around a digital network. Both of our lifetime passions united in searching for the most purposeful organisations of the net generation - a search dad branded in The Economist from 1972 Entrepreneurial Revolution and which ten years later became our 2024 Report on investing in millennium goals so that the net generation could be the most productive and collaborative time to be alive

 

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