Opportunities for campus-based groups to enrich "Seeds of Change" offers
Campus-based students and organizations can provide valued inputs for entrepreneurial schools seeking to improve the quality of learning resources in the community, as well as for developers interested in maximizing the value of land grant endowments.
Specific opportunities to assist include:
- preparing video clips that can enrich the onsite or online curriculum of local schools interested in expanding their language, technical, or business skills training resources
- proofreading and graphically enhancing "eLessons" produced by student work/study teams in entrepreneurial schools in poor regions (see samples of such student-created online learning resources)
- sharing practical insights (through video clips and slides) on innovative technologies, site development planning, market studies, and business climate reforms for potential inclusion in Openworld toolkits for eAcademies, eCenters, and "quickstart" free zones.
- Assisting specific grassroots self-help projects of their choosing. Inputs can be provided in the form of:
- in-depth analysis of site characteristics
- market surveys to confirm feasibility
- short-term in-country field work
- creation of 3D models and "flythroughs" (using free tools such as Google Sketchup) of land grant site development scenarios for presentation to global funders.
- identification and development of open source "eGovernment" solutions, including posting of licensing and investment approval forms and procedures on the web to improve investor response to success-sharing free zones developed on the land grant sites.
A diagram showing on options for campus group engagement is here. Please use this signup form if your campus-based group is interested in helping expand and deepen the "Seeds of Change" challenge offers for grassroots self-help initiatives.