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  • Watching lots of violence leads to desensitization and lack of empathy.American Psychiatric Association79% of Americans believe that TV violence leads to real life mayhem.A.C.Neilsen Co.Children who watch a lot of violence on TV are more aggressive in school, as adults in the workplace and in theirrelationship with their wife and children.Stossel, 1997The average American child will have seen more than 8,000 murders and 100,000 other violent acts by the time he/she finishes elementary school.Stossel, 1997The media no longer just shapes our culture; it is our culture.Centre for Media Lit."Children used to grow up in a home where parents told most of the stories. Today television tells most of the stories to most of the people most of the time."George Gerbner
  • Started as filter … went about how to make things easier the way they have been
  • Lesotho Community Learning Centers

    1. 1. Chrysalis Community Learning Centers™ in Lesotho a Global Learning Framework™ presentation By Richard C. Close The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. rclose@richardclose.info http://globallearningframework.ning.comGlobal Learning Framework©, Micro Learning Paths© are a Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close No version can be reproduced in any format without written permission from author Web Education System™ and Global Chalkboard is a Trademark of BASCOM Inc.
    2. 2. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    3. 3. Southern Africa Media Service • Community resources • Telecentres • Radio • Newsprint • Disabilities • AgricultureGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    4. 4. Shared Library, lessons and communities Local Knowledge plus Global Knowledge Khukhune Web 20 & ContentMohales Hoekn Web 20 Web 20 Manka & & Content Content Web 20 Web 20 & & Content Content Taung Leribe Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    5. 5. Because… Knowledge Transforms Community • Business • Schools • Fathers • Mothers • Youth • ChildrenProject: Bridgeport Rescue Mission Women’s Learning Center Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    6. 6. Chrysalis Campaign Mission: Community transformation by knowledge empowerment Project: UNESCO African Youth Web Story Telling ContestGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    7. 7. Educating the whole person takes a community Chrysalis Learning Map Life & Career & Academic Community Competencies Competencies Whole Person, Family & Communities Cultural-Spiritual CompetenciesIt’s not just about technology, it’s about preparing the person to succeed. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    8. 8. Perhaps we are there… When learning went to the Web, something really big happened.Home  School  Organizations  The World Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    9. 9. What is the Next Gen Community Learning Center? Enrichment resources for the whole local town: • More Competence • K-12 Education • Adult life skills • Job-Career competence • More Collaborative: • Between community leaders • Between Departments • Between support organizations • More Community • Local community programs • Small groups of interest • Community of donor volunteers • School and Adult Learning facilities • More Scalable Economic Model • Greater breadth of services • Easier to fund and sustainGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    10. 10. Is… A Complete-Safe Learning Place Technology Stores – NGO – Gov Offices Community Store Store Office Office Rest Waiting Spaces Rooms Vendor Booths 18 Ft TelecentreWalled Gated Compound Covered Outdoor Eating Area Entrance Classrooms & Security Web. Library CoveredBike Scooter Outdoor Racks Lecture Space Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    11. 11. Is… What Adult & Youth Wants & Needs • Safe place to learn • Safe community • Honor and respected • Education • Resources • GuidanceGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    12. 12. Is… Community-based Programs • Adult learning • Small groups • Global library • Technology • Training • Community programs • Central resourcesGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    13. 13. Is a sustainable business model (rent)… A safe place to meet, learn and grow • Gated compound • Internet filters • Only clean web library content • Technology • Job training • Art • SafetyGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    14. 14. Is… Community Resource Training Center • For… – Gov Agencies – Schools – NGOs – Missions – Community meetings – Small groups • Micro economics • Farming • Health AIDs • Youth ArtGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    15. 15. Context and Knowledge = Community and Web LearningGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    16. 16. Adult Learning Content and MethodsGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    17. 17. Over 10,000 Free Educational Web SitesGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    18. 18. K-12 Foundation Web ContentGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    19. 19. Pre School Educational Web ContentGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    20. 20. Faculty and Tutor Professional Training and Education ResourcesGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    21. 21. Curriculum and Collaboration on Custom Locally Developed LessonsGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    22. 22. ESL, GED and Life Skills LessonsCopyright © 2010 BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. BASCOM, BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., Global Chalkboard, and Web Library aretrademarks or registered trademarks of BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of theirrespective companies. All rights reserved. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    23. 23. Is.. A Safe Center for Learning Collaboration Shared Country and Global Knowledge BaseMission Mission Mission Mission Mission Mission Mission 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Education Program & Services Collaboratively Shared on common data Base Internet filter to block: violence – porn – entertainment – news - politics Education K- Over 10,000 Free 12 Lessons Educational Sites International Chrysalis eLearning Learning Community Programs Center Resource Sites Common Nigerian Telecentre Data Developed Services Base Lessons Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    24. 24. Why Community Based Learning Will WorkGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    25. 25. GLF Principle: Knowledge is tribal We are pack animals With technologyGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    26. 26. We are tribal for common causes Tribal for the common good: • To belong to something bigger than self • Be part of a Team • Get help • Be encouraged • For coaching • To collaborate • Use our skills • Strife builds character • Manage life • Built successful relationships • Hope of a better future • Join prosperityGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    27. 27. We are tribal because of divisional angerTribal packing from fear: – The gang /tribe – We and them thinking – Leverages fear and desperation – Embraces criminal behavior – Features drugs, alcohol and weapons – Intimidates – Slanders – Suppresses – Anger – Hate – Expects failure – Poverty Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    28. 28. Or we can go it alone The Lone Wolf • Isolated • It’s all about me • Rejection • No one cares • I don’t need anyone • Depression • Risk avoidance • One day at a time • “Whatever” attitude • What future? • Just hanging out in media • Private povertyGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    29. 29. Media can unite or incite violenceGaming teaches the big lie: • To kill • To cheat • To destroy • Break social rules • Use magic • And die • With no consequences Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    30. 30. Youth’s has a secret weapon… One Voice…. A Global Network of Tribal Youth You don’t understand… I am the Web.This (window to Global Knowledge) lives inside of me. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    31. 31. How do I leverage media for peace and progress?Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    32. 32. Global knowledge forced us into global responsibility (A global tribe)Me  Family  Job  Community  The World I never asked for that! Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    33. 33. Why collaborative Web education works?Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    34. 34. OLD Colonial “Knowledge” Model Industrial One WayAuthoritarian Model Instruction Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    35. 35. First Change: “Out-There Content” I’m Here Here ere H Even Way Here Out Here HereHere Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here No Over HereBack Here Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    36. 36. Second Change: “Out-There Web Apps.” I’m Here Here ere H Even Way Here Out Here HereHere Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here No Over HereBack Here Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    37. 37. Web Democracy = “We learn as a community” MediaContent Personal Two- Learning Way Network Model Community Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    38. 38. How community learning works: “Micro Learning Paths©” I will choose I will I need to to own this publish my know knowledge discoveryProblem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Validate Explore how it fits what else into the relates to this world Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    39. 39. How learning develops the community: “Micro Learning Paths©” Create Shift Global Change Personal ChangeProblem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    40. 40. Adult Learning demands that we must make learning easy and relevantWeb Content Web ToolWeb Content Web ToolWeb Content Web Education Web Tool System™ (Free orWeb Content Near-Free) Web Tool My Web Library™ 10,000 Plus Sites www.bascom.com Web Education System and My Web Library are Copyright 2009 BASCOM, Inc. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    41. 41. Give them Resources: “Global Collaborative Web Content” Over 10,000 free educational web sites www.bascom.com My Web Library™ NE Web 20 & Content Web 20 Web 20MW & & SE Content Content Web 20 Web 20 & & Content Content Web Education System NW SW My Web Library are trademarks 2009 BASCOM, Inc. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    42. 42. GLF Principal: “Community Access to Global Content” Community Telecentre Web 20 & Content High CommunitySchool Web 20 Web 20 Organizations & & Content Student Content Family Web 20 Web 20 & & Content Content Private Pre -School School Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    43. 43. Give them education: Collaborative Locally Developed Lessons www.bascom.com Global Chalkboard™ Town 1 Learning Center Web 20 & Town 2 Content Town 5Learning Web 20 Web 20 Learning Center & Student & Center Content Content Family Web 20 Web 20 & & Content Content Town 3 Town 4 Learning Learning Web Education System Center Center My Web Library are trademarks 2009 BASCOM, Inc. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    44. 44. Lesotho with Collaborative Community Learning Centers Central  Management from Khukhune  Curriculum development Decentralized  Community Web Library  Community shared lessons  Community Small Groups  Community Web Guides  Community shared content (Agriculture, business etc.)  Community central training and meeting placeGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    45. 45. GLF Principal: “Communities Teach Wisdom” Unlimited Scale because: – Taps global developer knowledge base – Models Wed community behavior – Models Web search learning behavior – Free content development – Turns educators and students into developers – Collaborative lesson base – Leverage Web 20 Collaboration tools – Can be custom localized – Is viral learning model – Out side organizational control – No budget limits – Locally relevant – Collaborative development – Collaborative contentGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    46. 46. What Drives Chrysalis Campaign’s Global Learning Framework? http://globallearningfra mework.ning.com – Need to be loved – Need to belong to a group – Need to acquire knowledge – Need to give knowledge – Need to give loveGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    47. 47. Global Democratic Knowledge Changes Everything Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    48. 48. Individuals are Becoming “Micro – Multinationals”Small & MediumBusinesses Creation Tourism Bottled water Food products Electronics Garment industry Building products Steel Products Stone products Internet Internet Global Agriculture Global Marketing Logistics Weaving Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    49. 49. Help build a Community Learning Center Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
    50. 50. Web Education System ™BASCOM is an educational software company, founded in1996, based on Long Island, New York.BASCOM is focused on developing instructional tools andservices to empower educators to integrate Internetcontent and Web 2.0 applications into their classroom:  Provide Cyber classroom: Web Library portal, collaborative lessons and flexible Filtering.  K-12 Schools and School Districts  Community Technology Centers  Public Libraries  Juvenile Justice Facilities
    51. 51. The Global Learning Framework© Personal and global knowledge is inseparable Mr.Crosbey R S Mwanza Southern Africa Media AllianceBy Richard C. Close 247 Manong Road,The Chrysalis Campaign Hillsview, Maseru,New Milford, CT 06776 Lesotho.rclose@richardclose.info Phone: +266 2232 2806www.richardclose.info E-Mail: crosbey@webmail.comhttp://globallearningframework.ning.com southernafricamediaalliance@gmail.comMicro Learning Paths, Global Learning Framework, Global Learning Process are Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close Web EducationSystem, Global Chalkboard are Trademark s of Bascom, Inc. www.bascom.com Space Images Copyright NASA. Africa and Brooklyn,NY photography copyright 2007-9 Richard C. Close Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.

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