Voyage Ingredients of High Power and High Impact
For nearly twenty years I have been pounding the same drum.
- That ignorance is the greatest enemy of those seeking a safer, saner planet.
- That access to affordable, quality education is, by far, the greatest antidote to ignorance.
- That increasing access to education is best done by events with high-octane speakers with inter-active presentations that are globally broadcast/webcast in ways that reach audiences in the millions.
- That the Web makes all things possible — IF you use all the tools at hand.
Lately, I have been advocating that by brilliantly weaving the three great issues of our time – Increasing Access to Education (with a heavy focus on Massive Open Online Learning); Climate Change (with a focus on Healthy Oceans); Gender Equality (with a focus on violence against women and spectacularly involved with VDay and One Billion Rising. Presentations that are washed, waxed and polished then weaved, layered and flavored together like the Hippocratic Twins who laugh and cry together.” What now follows are all the puzzle pieces necessary to achieve the above. Readers to this post are easily smart enough to nicely connect all the dots. Particularly the ones who have been holding large online events with “education” as the cornerstones:
About Climate Change — I liked this TED video
About the fires in Australia – NY TIMES`January 2013
About The Hottest Year in American History NY Times January 2013
About a rich gold mine of ‘distance education’ Movers and Shakers we should invite to the events.
“Emotion Drives the Logic Train” About adding “emotion” — and sponsors. Digital Globes Offer a Dynamic Vision
What that takes is Global Imagination, of a kind that is offered from people as found here.
NOTE RE MAGIC PLANET: FOR THOSE IN PORTLAND OREGON, LEARN MORE HERE
In a perfect world, with the help from Global Imagination Partners
why not an imaginary cruise ship to take us around the world? One that visits these Ports of Call. One with a jaw-dropping Curtain Raiser, in Auckland, “where the planet begins the New Day”. And closes, 24 hours later in Hawaii. Not an “ordinary event” – but something “magical”.
UNDERPINNINGS FROM GLOBAL LEARN DAY VOYAGING
Don’t miss the audio and visuals that underpin the Global Learn Day Voyages. Very good stuff I promise.
About re-visiting The Socrates Academy – “Awards that will do for education what the Oscars have done for cinema.”
ABOUT PLAIN OLD RADIO – AND HOW TO REACH THE MILLIONS WE REALLY, REALLY WANT TO REACH!
ABOUT THE ‘MEET-UP/PROFILE/SM TOOLS
Some combination of Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and Smart Phone Donations – The tool box is crammed with good stuff. The hard part is finding the right mix of “mechanics” who can make it all run smoothly.
About what it takes to cause a Movement, Read this story in NY Times January 7, (about Slavery+. Then YOU connect the dots.
Additional reading – that should help with putting all these pieces together
The Market and Mother Nature – NY Times, Tom Friedman, Jan 7, 2013
The Second Superpower Raises its Beautiful Head by Dr. James Moore, Harvard University
About Vance Stevens, Tribe Leader to Webheads – Dynamite English Language teachers around the world. “Inside their classrooms are the Leaders of Tomorrow. Inside their classrooms are those who can reach Leaders inside their community.”
About Sir John Daniel and Sir Ken Robinson – Knights of High Honour – with swords, horses and the kind of leadership mantle it takes to slay the Ignorance Dragons. (Learn more about MOOCs and what Sir John has to say here. )
More? Please contact me – skipper AT bfranklin DOT edu