What is one thing every 11-year-old girl in the world should know?
The answers to this have included “that she has power” “that she is beautiful for who she is, not how others say she should be” “she should know how to read”
This spring I am returning to Stanford as the co-instructor and co-creator of the course “Envisioning the Future of Learning” to pose that question to graduate students and then challenge them to design an experience that will help girls around the world. Working with Ami Mehta, I will travel to Stanford for 5 of our classes and then join via Skype for the other 5 classes. This is an experiment in a different kind of hybrid course – one where just a single instructor is the hybrid person, everyone else meets in person every week.
Our students come with backgrounds in Learning, Design, Technology, Public Policy, and Business. The goal of this course is to give them a platform to synthesize the skills they have learned throughout their careers and their courses that can have real world impact.
I hope you follow our course wiki and offer comments on our work.