Life is about Learning and Learning is about Life.

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Life is about Learning and Learning is about Life.

Creating a Global Community for Collaborative Education

Mission and Vision Statement

Our mission is to create a global community for education that connects everyone involved in education and our vision is that all the people of the world have the opportunity to share in the richness of learning.

Through the collective energy of the online, connected community everyone can contribute and share in the richness of learning and improve educational opportunity for all.

This is the beginning of a journey. Join us on the journey. It is a global journey where no one must be left out. This is the beginning of an organic, collaborative online movement.

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You can help shape a future for education where all children, no matter who or where they are, can benefit from the strength of a global, connected, education community; the Linkedto-ed Community. A Linkedto-ed Community where everyone feels they BELONG!

Collectively we can be agents of educational transformation.

Life is about Learning and Learning is about Life.

Strengthening Relationships at every level of the Education journey.

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Goals

We believe that by providing an online platform where people around the world, whoever they are, connect and collaborate through the desire to enhance learning at every level we can work towards a goal where every child has access to education.

The Linkedto-ed community can support the drive to raise standards and improve the learning experience for all.

For all partners in the education process from students to education ministers and beyond to have a say in the Linkedto-ed Community agenda.

Benefit all who have a stake in education. Join the Linkedto-ed online community to discuss today’s education issues, share ideas and solutions, knowledge, skills, tools, content and resources.

To influence the education agenda globally. As we grow, the strength in numbers harnessed to the reach of social media, will have the ability to influence the education agenda globally.

Current climate

There are thousands of governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutions, committees, groups and individuals with an online presence working towards improving education and learning. There are websites for teachers, academics, policymakers, NGO’s, students, parents and countless more. However they tend to look for solutions within their own domain, specialism or silo.

We have recently witnessed the awesome power of social media to influence global agendas. The Linkedto-ed Community intends to harness this power and reach as a vehicle for benefitting education globally.

World Bank: ‘Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. '

UNICEF - United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.

States that today around the world:

 

  • 61 million children of primary school age (typically aged 6-11) are not in school
  • 60 million adolescents of lower secondary school age (typically aged 12-15) are not in school
  • 53 per cent of children out of school are girls
  • 1 in 4 of out-of-school children live in crises-affected countries
  • Of the primary-school-aged children not in school, 20 per cent dropped out before finishing primary school, 41 per cent will probably never attend and a further 39 per cent are expected to enter school as over-age students.
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On current trends, the world will not achieve universal primary education for many decades to come, much less secondary schooling for all by 2030 as set out by the Sustainable Development Goal 4. As economic crises and depletion of international education funds further stretch the resources the world is willing to devote to education, the number of children out of school will continue to stagnate and the quality of schools will decline.’

We believe that an online community with enough reach and collective purpose can help UNICEF achieve its Goal 4.

Aims of Linkedto-ed

Actionable outcomes we expect from www.linkedto-ed.com

Break down the siloes in education worldwide. Read More

  1. How? The image of a silo is one where it can be a tall, dark and difficult to access place. A silo mentality in education can promote competition and protection.
  2. However, we can harness the connected world. A world where through the strength of cooperation rather than competition, sharing rather than protecting, we can reimagine education for all. Linkedto-ed is a platform for encouraging an exchange and sharing of ideas, knowledge, expertise tools, content and resources. The power of a distributive network will create solutions to issues and challenges.

Collaboration forum for everyone who impacts the education realm. Read More

c. For families, students, educators, academics, teaching professionals, para professionals, administrators, policy makers, governments, NGOs, political parties, government departments, politicians, philanthropists

d. Messages per audience

  1. Families,
    1. Communication – Chat, Share Content
  2. Students,
    1. Pre-school – parents register children to track the global reach?, start of learning journey, collaboration on projects, communication from nursery teachers to parents, collaboration with other nurseries, collaboration with policy makers, first exposure to social media, sense of identity, trends shared, life story sharing
    2. Primary - parents register children to track the global reach, start of learning journey, collaboration on projects with other schools locally and globally, communication to parents, collaboration with policy makers, first exposure to social media, sense of identity, trends shared, resources shared, showcase for Educational Resource vendors, life story sharing
    3. Secondary – children register and manage their profile (track the global reach) children share resources, children collaborate on projects, children upload content, collaboration on projects with other schools locally and globally, communication to parents, collaboration with policy makers, exposure to social media, sense of identity, trends shared, resources shared, showcase for Educational Resource vendors, messaging platform, life story sharing
    4. College – Continue to collaborate as an adult in the Global Education agenda.
    5. University – job market, showcase for vendor products,
    6. Post-graduate
  3. Educators, -
    1. One stop shop for education resources,
    2. Sharing
    3. Collaboration
  4. Academics,
  5. Teaching professionals,
    1. One stop shop for education resources
  6. Para professionals,
  7.  Administrators,
    1. Information
    2. Communication channels
    3. Communication platform
    4. Influence the agenda
  8. Policy makers, -
  9.  Governments,
    1. Influence the agenda
  10. NGOs,
  11. Political parties,
    1. Influence policies
    2. Social conscience
  12. Government departments,
    1. Support
  13. Politicians, -
    1. Communication platform for policy and direction, trends,
    2. Measurement of success for educational political messaging,
  14. Philanthropists
    1. Funding
    2. Clout

Priorities. Read More

d. Initially to use Social Media to spread the word and have as many people Join Us in as short a period of time as possible.
e. Once a critical mass has been established in terms of the size of the linkedto-ed community, then seek funding to realise the Goals that underpin our vision and mission.

All participants within the education realm collaborating in the lifelong learning process. Read More

f. Sharing experience, expertise, skills, knowledge, materials, resources, measures of success, creating successful learning outcomes, media sharing, stories, social networking,

What we are asking YOU to do!

This is the beginning of our journey together. All we ask at this stage is for you to register your interest in the Linkedto-ed Community.

Tell ALL your contacts about the Linkedto-ed Community vision. Ask them to forward the website to their contacts.
Get everybody to register their interest!