From our home site http://globallearningframework.ning.com
Here is the paper requested by a African countries and our Linkedin community for how to integrate public libraries, Telecenters and community services into one location. We are currently seeking seed funding to become an NGO.
Global Learning Community Centers™ for Developing Countries PDF DownloadProposal Global Learning Community Centers By Richard C Close DC.pdf
Proposal for developing urban and rural collaborative Community Learning Centers, A model for economical and scalable collaborative inter-agency training.
This is a vision paper, based on interviews with a variety of domestic and international learning centers. This paper outlines a map to develop a
collaborative set of rural and urban, globally connected Community Learning
While vast sums of funds are invested in top-down eLearning portals, training programs and ITC projects, they often lack the ability for children or rural
towns to find and utilize the information available. There is a great division
between these training programs and their integration to local communities.
In addition, the redundancy and lack of collaboration between agencies and organizations at the local level is wasteful if not at times competitive.
We need a field facility that all government agencies, NGOs, private groups, local towns and people can use together. We need a place for the community where all of
the fragmented programs can come together and be used as resources for the
This paper takes the US Community Learning Center model and expands it into something new for developing countries. It integrates the best practices of
CLCs, libraries, adult learning programs, and field project management with the
vast collaborative resources of the global Web into one community location.