The team behind Eurekos always wanted to make a difference – this is what drives us, in our efforts every day. We want to encourage change and make learning accessible through technology by making it easier, social and faster to adapt to any type of learning context. By sponsoring the Carey Institute for Global Good, this reached a level we dared not dream about.
When Carey Institute chose Eurekos as their global learning platform it proves that even a small innovative company like ours, really can make an impact. We can quite frankly say, that we were humbled.
“Every child in the world has a right to education. We have seen, all too often, the devastating impact of displacement, whether by conflict or natural disaster, on children and their education,” said Carey Institute President and CEO, Gareth Crawford. “With 1 in 200 children in the world a refugee, this is something we cannot ignore. The economic consequences of interruption to education are horrendous. We cannot afford to have another lost generation. The Teachers of Refugees initiative at the Center for Learning in Practice will ensure that these men and women have an online community for continued discussion and exchange in their effort to give a brighter future to marginalized children.”
“The world will be short 69 million teachers by 2030 and the teacher professional development currently available is not yielding the impact on quality teaching that is universally desired. We have to figure out not just what to teach, but how to teach-the-teachers of refugees,” said Center for Learning in Practice Director, Dr. Diana Woolis. “Teacher prep has to look very different than it does today. For example, it will need to be personalized, standards driven, use micro-learning strategies and be practice-based, not just content-based.” Quoting Diana Laurillard, professor of Learning With Digital Technologies at UCL Institute of Education in London, Woolis says, “teaching is not rocket science. It is much harder than that.”
“We have to work hard, fast and smart to avert the impending crisis,” explains Woolis. “The Center for Learning in Practice hopes to accelerate learning to do just that.”
During the Syrian crisis, at Eurekos, we took on our corporate responsibility and hired a Syrian refugee, Karam Mehana and we are happy to say that he is a great team member. Karam also contributed to this endeavour by translating Eurekos to Arabic and in this way, helping potentially thousands of people to get a better future, through the efforts of the Carey Institute.
“Eurekos is an intuitive, pedagogically smart learning environment for people who really care about learning design. Its multi-language capability and integration with social tools, such as twitter, make it a powerful tool for communicating and engaging people across critical knowledge sharing channels states” – Dr. Diana Woolis
The Carey Institute for Global Good is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012 by Wm. Polk Carey and is dedicated to making the world better by contributing to a strong, educated and just society. Through its programs, the Institute strives to bring together innovative and dynamic people from around the world to address the most pressing issues of the day.