Global Education Greenhouse: Constructing and Organizing Online Global Knowledge

Global Education Greenhouse: Constructing and Organizing Online Global Knowledge

Karen Kaun (Knowledge iTrust, USA) and Payal Arora (Erasmus University, the Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-751-0.ch012
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Abstract

Knowledge iTrust (KIT), a non-profit organization, through the co-operation of educational institutions, NGOs, and the private sector, launched the Peace Diaries1 following September 11, 2001 to establish a forum where educators, students and their families of diverse cultural backgrounds and discourse groups could gather and submit multi-modal literary works (e.g. text, artwork, audio recordings, etc.) that address issues of personal, local and global significance. While this project was a successful demonstration model of what is possible in the way of global learning in collaboration with many stakeholders and actors, there is enormous potential to extend and transform this initiative into a more synthesized and sustainable online global education portal. This learning will be incorporated into Global Education Greenhouse, a corporation in formation, that will create a new class of products and services for students in primary and secondary schools/grades k-12 that address a void in the current educational system.

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