Eduventures Joins Education Global Thought-Leaders for Global Learn Day Online Celebration: Sir John Daniels, and Vint Cerf Among Those Addressing Education

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On October 8, 2006, thought-leaders in the education space from around the globe will gather online for Global Learn Day X, a celebration of innovation in the field of education.

On October 8, 2006, thought-leaders in the education space from around the globe will gather online for Global Learn Day X, a celebration of innovation in the field of education.

Global Learn Day is the Earth Day of learning around the globe. In its 10th year, Global Learn Day brings together speakers from around the globe online to address how they are improving access to education in their part of the world. Starting in the South Pacific, where the planet begins the new day, the event voyages west to Hawaii, a long way around the world. Along the way the event will feature truly exceptional people from all 24 time zones who patch in via telephone; Skype; voice-over-IP, streaming audio, streaming video, text chat, ham radio, and conventional radio, all downloaded to people’s desktops or telephones. Global Learn Day has attracted appearances from some of the most remote places on the planet, including both North and South poles, the far outback of the Sahara, and high up in Nepal.

Dignitaries participating in Global Learn Day X include opening keynote addresses from Sir John Daniels, world-renowned authority in open and distance learning, and Vint Cerf, father of the Internet and chief Internet evangelist for Google, followed by a global audience with:

South Pacific Region

Lynda Dyer, president of Mind Power Global, speaking from New Zealand

Topic: Are you in control of your results?

East Asia Region

Vishen M. Lakhian, co-founder, marketing manager and idea generator for Mind Valley

Topic: Thinking Big!

South Asia Region

Dr. T. V. Raman

Topic: Equal Access to Information Raises All Boats

Gulf/Middle East Region

Vance Stevens, speaking from Abu Dhabi

Topic: Are English-language instructors the most important teachers in the world?

African Region

Derek Keats, executive director of Information & Communication Services at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa

Topic: Increasing Access through Open Courseware

European Region

Gavin Dudney and Nicky Hockly, peaking from Barcelona, Spain

Topic: Avatars and Other Glitzy Stuff: Get a MUVE on

Latin-American Region

Taran Rampersad, speaking from San Fernando, Trinidad, and Tobago

Topic: Society is build on communications

Canada/USA Region

Tim DiScipio, founder of e-Pals, speaking from Connecticut

Topic: The value of project-based learning

Central Pacific Region

Dr. John Southworth, speaking from Hawaii

Topic: Art, Spirits, and Technology

Closing

Jeff Lebow, World Bridges

Topic: A visionary close

Margaret Andrews, managing vice president of strategy & marketing for Eduventures and former executive director at the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as Richard Garrett, senior research analyst, serving Eduventures’ Learning Collaborative program for Online Higher Education, will join in on the conversations during Global Learn Day.

For More Information about Global Learn Day X, please visit http://www.bfranklin.edu

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