In a world of digital bystanders the challenge is for all of us to design engaging online education

We are increasingly becoming digital bystanders, continually monitoring our different palm-and-TV-sized screens. From dawn to dusk and even in moments of insomnia we turn to digitally communicated news and social media. In the world of education, from primary school to university and beyond, we have realised digital learning is not only an option for learning, but is fast becoming the main option.

Consider this vignette: during the COVID-19 pandemic a family are living in a big city where access to stable digital streams and affordable data bundles is not a problem. Confined to long periods of school learning now moved online, one of the parents asked their daughter about her experience. She says:

It is boring and I learn almost nothing. Teachers give a lot of instructions with little explanation.

She had became a digital bystander. The teacher struggled to engage with all students, and few experienced rich interactions with

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Give us $5 billion and we will help educate the world for a post-pandemic recovery

An ambitious $5 billion funding drive to rebuild education networks across 87 hard hit countries is to launch next year as promoters hope to reverse the damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is seeking massive funds to assist countries to transform education for hundreds of millions of pupils in the face of an anticipated budgetary squeeze as a result of the predicted global recession.

Alice Albright, the chief executive of the GPE, told The National that a three-point plan could reverse not only the damage of the pandemic but also the growing problem of hundreds of millions of children losing out on schooling. “One is to help countries invest in distance learning, two is to help train more teachers and three is to help countries reopen schools safely,” she said. “We are campaigning to get children back into school because one of the things

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Juice WRLD’s Mother Writes Letter on World Mental Health Day

Yesterday was the 28th celebration of World Mental Health Day, an international day focused on mental health education, advocacy and awareness. In honor of the occasion, Juice WRLD‘s mother, Carmella Wallace, penned an open letter detailing her relationship with her late son and his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression. The emotional message called on readers to normalize the conversation surrounding mental health issues and detailed the creation of the Live Free 999 Fund, her charity aimed to help youth who struggle with various mental illnesses and the stigmas surrounding them. The organization was officially launched back in April following Juice WRLD’s tragic death from an accidental overdose. He was just 21 years old at the time of his passing on December 8, 2019.

“Jarad and I often had frank discussions about his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression,” Carmella wrote in her letter. “I think he felt comfortable being

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Nonprofit launches ‘World Mental Health-athon’ to promote Mental Health Awareness – Press Release

For World Mental Health Day, Rethink Mental Health Incorporated, a 501(3)c nonprofit organization, is having a ‘World Mental Health-athon’ featuring various guest speakers every hour on Instagram Live to discuss their experience with mental health issues, combat the stigma, and spread the message that it is ok to not be ok!

Oct. 10, 2020 / PRZen / LAS VEGAS — From 8am to 8pm pacific time, Rethink Mental Health Incorporated will host speakers on Instagram Live through their profile @rethinkstigma in celebration of World Mental Health Day. The guest speakers include mental health experts, advocates and writers from countries around the world, including the United States, Uruguay, South Africa and more. Featured speakers include Zara Barrie, writer of the self-help novel, ‘Girl, stop passing out in your make-up’ and Alicia Trautwein, creator of ‘The Mom Kind’ which provides guidance and support for parenting children with autism.

‘The World Mental Health-athon’

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World Mental Health Day; Bestselling Author Urges Self-Care for Pandemic Relief

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.”Businesses that will …

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.”Businesses that will …

SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / On World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, bestselling author and CEO Kevin Guest is urging everyone in 2020 to reset oneself during the pandemic with five steps for self-care.

“Businesses that will emerge from the pandemic successfully will be those that are agile,” said Kevin Guest, CEO

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Literacy and education for democracy: essential milestones to advance the SDGs during and beyond COVID-19 – World

New York: On 8 October 2020, UNESCO presented the UN Secretary-General’s report on Literacy for life, work, lifelong learning and education for democracy at the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.

Addressing the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly during a virtual meeting, Ms Stefania Giannini UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, presented the UN Secretary-General’s report entitled Literacy for life, work, lifelong learning and education for democracy.

The report identifies the progress made on literacy, with a particular focus on young people and adults. Set against the largest disruption of education, as described by the UN Secretary General in his policy brief, the report provides recommendations for the further promotion of literacy as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Reviewing the global trends in the field of education for democracy as requested but the General Assembly resolution 73/134 the report also contains information

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Beyond Benign Partners with Dow to Expand Green Chemistry in Higher Education | Nation & World

WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign partnered with Dow (NYSE: DOW) at the start of 2020 to encourage academic institutions to engage in the adoption of green chemistry in higher education. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that generate the least amount of harm and waste possible while maintaining excellent quality. Since 2007, Beyond Benign has integrated green chemistry into K-12 and higher education institutions through teacher training, lesson plans, community networks, webinars, and events.

“The team at Beyond Benign is very excited to partner with Dow,” says Amy Cannon, Beyond Benign’s Director and Co-Founder. “Chemistry and materials science companies design the building blocks of all the products around us. By supporting Beyond Benign’s Green Chemistry Commitment, Dow is demonstrating the importance of green chemistry skills and knowledge for their incoming workforce to enable the design of safer

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Use Holocaust memorial funds to educate instead, Rabbi says | World news

Funds earmarked for a national Holocaust memorial in Westminster would be more effectively spent on educating people about the murder of six million Jews in the second world war, a rabbi has told a public inquiry.

Rabbi Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead synagogue told the inquiry into a planning application for the memorial next to the Houses of Parliament that “monuments do not combat antisemitism”.

“The substantial cost of the proposed memorial … could be better used. If £100m – or maybe it has now risen even higher – went into Holocaust education nationally, rather than a London-centric edifice – that would have far greater impact,” he said.

There was no point in duplicating the Holocaust wing at the nearby Imperial War Museum, Romain said. And the need for a memorial was debatable. “Britain was not involved in initiating the Holocaust, or assisting in it, or standing by and so, unlike

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The Coding School, IBM Quantum Provide Free Quantum Education to 5,000 Students Around the World

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The Coding School is collaborating with IBM Quantum to offer a first-of-its-kind quantum computing course for 5,000 high school students and above, designed to make quantum education globally accessible and to provide high-quality virtual STEM education. To ensure an equitable future quantum workforce, the course is free. Students can apply here.

“While quantum computing will revolutionize the world, few opportunities exist to make quantum accessible to K-12 students or the general population today,” notes Kiera Peltz, the founder and executive director of The Coding School. “We are proud to collaborate with IBM Quantum, a global leader in quantum computing, to ensure the next generation is equipped with the skills necessary for the future of work.”

The course, Qubit by Qubit’s Introduction to Quantum Computing, will run for a full academic year, from October 2020 to May 2021, and

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6th World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy 2020 concludes with Declaration of The Dalai Lama Chair | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Mumbai: The 6th World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy 2020, held from 2nd October 2020 to 4th October 2020, was successfully concluded with global leaders appealing to the youth for world peace and spreading harmony and positivity during the times of the pandemic. The virtual summit culminated with the declaration of The Dalai Lama Chair, hosted by MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) at the backdrop of the World Peace Dome along with an engaging discussion on the importance of Indic Studies/The Dalai Lama Studies for Future Of World Peace, which was the key highlight of the day.

Addressing Global Issues

The three-day summit was a great success and saw a host of attendees and stalwarts addressing global issues, such as the need for the eradication of Biological and Chemical Weapons, Climate Change – Impact on World Peace, amongst others. Another prominent issue, which was highlighted was that of COVID-19,

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