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The Revolution of Digital Democracy VS. Authority
by Richard C. Close Servant CEO, Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.
Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. is teaming up with Mojatu Foundation to provide a UNESCO PPN seeded platform to bypass international media and empower youth (ages 13 to 35) to tell their life stories on “I am Africa. This is my story…” and have their own social network. You can join this group at:…Continue
Added by Richard C Close on March 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
We are having interesting conversation with Somaliland University of Technology to build Community Learning Centers. Attached is the proposal
Added by Richard C Close on February 19, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments
News Letter and Resource Links
As my family surfaces from chopping wood to keep the house warm from Hurricane Sandy I am remind at how dealing with electricity and Internet access is a daily experience in places like Africa. After two days without power I am drowning with hundreds of requests for information. In that we are very small, we are placing all our project information and resources within the links of this email. As many of you know these programs empower…Continue
Added by Richard C Close on November 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
The new trend in Africa is not the traditional colonial style of learning but a student centered - community centered adult learning style. Just because most of the information from the Internet comes from all over the world does not mean it dictated. Many of the African government understand and have institutionalized this style of learning.
The flip side of this is that African children as well as Chinese and other must learn how to make intelligent choices on the right…
Added by Richard C Close on February 1, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments
Chrysalis Campaign projects for the UNESCO Digital Storytelling portal and the Community Learning Center portal in the US are both a year old with plenty of evidence of the power of collaboration.
What we are doing is blending Web 20 learning with the human elements of small group project based learning in poverty settings.
Some new research on minority STEM learning in NYC points out that it is not the technology or STEM curriculum that lift students into the better…Continue
Added by Richard C Close on December 14, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments
While the old guard of indexed based hierarchical industrial based classrooms keep perseverating on testing and structured curriculum, the vast world outside of the colonial classroom learns via relational collaborative Internet that test by the impact ideas and knowledge have on the real world.
While Dewey and democratic learning are the reality of how we learn and leverage the global Internet for each moment living on our planet.
Are the curriculum and methods of STEM, SCORM,…Continue
Added by Richard C Close on November 14, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments
Democracy and Global Web Education
The mentality of Colonial/Industrial Education is when a superior/expert group imparts their knowledge down into theworking classes/cultures. Democracy in Education has the masses fully empowered to explore,…Continue
Added by Richard C Close on August 6, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments