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The missing piece?

Would the global publishing industry exist in major languages if there were little revenue and few paying jobs?  No. Yet this is precisely the case in thousands of minority indigenous languages. So why can’t we figure out why sustainable education and  development — invigorated by thousands of local micro-publishing entrepreneurs — have never taken off [...]

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How cognitive surplus will change the world

In this 2010 TED Talk, Clay Shirkey calls cognitive surplus “a trillion hours a year of participatory value up for grabs.”  This could have enormous implications for the design of an equitable learning environment for the ‘3 billion at the bottom‘. Shirkey concludes with this: What’s going to make the difference here is what Dean Kamen, [...]

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The Localization Alliance

We’re in the Opportunity Discovery phase of  the Technology Entrepreneurship course I’m taking at Stanford Online, and some exceptionally gifted people have joined the Localization Alliance ‘team’ I started this past week.  The value they could add is significant, to say the least.  See the team vision-description statement below. If you’ve been involved in any [...]

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Spark a Child’s Digital Future

Great News! After years of  careful preparation, planning, development, training and pilots — with great results — World Vision’s efforts to localize teaching & learning materials across all program areas  should finally begin bearing fruit this summer. With the help of donors — and 2x matching grants from Microsoft, Intel and the British Council  — [...]

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The Cocreative Learning Network

Please see: cocreativelearning.net.

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Voices from Oxford: Prof Paul Kim

I first heard of Dr Kim on a World Vision conference call discussing emergency education response options after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  Since then I’ve come to know him as a passionate and innovative agent and advocate for at-risk learners the world over. This Voices from Oxford webcast makes clear the fact that his [...]

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Overcoming Diversity Deeper than the Digital Divide

This 6 minute video was the introduction to a plenary session at the 2nd Annual mEducation Alliance International Symposium 2012: Partnering for Scale & Impact in Sept 2012. It highlights the plight of left-out learners, globally, outlines the development history of ‘shell books’ over the past 23 years, demonstrates the features of the Shellbook Publishing [...]

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