Richard Close's Blog (11)

How can NGOs launch "Massive, Self-Sustainable Collaborative Learning" Programs?

UNDESA – DSPD “Massive, Self-Sustainable Collaborative Learning” The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) Panel on Sustainable Education


This is a slightly extended version of Richard C Close sustainable education panel presentation that includes material that addresses questions received after the 10 minute panel…


Added by Richard Close on February 13, 2016 at 3:52pm — No Comments

eLearning Course: Personal Learning Framework - Project Based Learning and Learning Styles

Latest e Learning Course handling Learning Styles and Project Based Learning

  • We are completing a three part series on the Theories and Methods for the Global Learning Framework over the month of August. This is the first part on the Personal Learning Framework that provides practical experiences on how and individual learns and transforms the world while using global collaborative Internet.
  • Goto 45 min…

Added by Richard Close on August 6, 2013 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

My paper on, “Human Collaboration, Africa’s Revolutionary Application for Broad Band Expansion”

Below is a Link to a 20 page white paper I developed as a labor of love (no charge download at for my many friends in Africa and colleagues in academia. As one of my Linkedin contacts thought you might like a copy. The paper is filled with strategic and marketing tips to help expand the Internet’s global education reach. Teacher and community leaders need…

Added by Richard Close on August 6, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Youth for Human Rights Video from Our presentation

Curriculum and a DVDs are at…


Added by Richard Close on November 13, 2012 at 6:46pm — No Comments

"Internet Methods and Resources for African Educators & Community Leaders"

The Q&A and other material from this session will be…


Added by Richard Close on September 19, 2012 at 9:32pm — 1 Comment

Fash Protests, Flash Events and "Flash Learning"

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,…


Added by Richard Close on November 14, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

UNESCO PPN video on "I am Africa. This is my story..."

Added by Richard Close on October 13, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

How can we evaluate our children's teacher performance? Why should educators be excluded from evaluation?

Years ago when the IT training business was being formed we wanted a way to evaluate instructors and facilities. I was on the board of ITTA at the time. The debate to much reflection on the k-12 teachers we had and how

poor performance by individuals went on year after year.

We set up a way that at the end of every Microsoft or Novell course that students would evaluate the teacher, content quality and…


Added by Richard Close on August 16, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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