1. Jim Teicher is Cofounder and CEO of CyberSmart! Education, a digital learning company and international leader in fostering digital literacy skills. In 2007 Jim founded CyberSmart! Africa—partnering with The Millennium Villages Project, a joint initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Millennium Promise and the United Nations Development Program. The program is going to provide a sustainable, scalable solution to 21st century learning.
2. Bill Gates is the most influential person in education policy in the last decade. He has contributed to over $1.2 billion in high school reform efforts. Bill Gates has also helped bring technology into schools that needed and has had some success with changing the high school system …show more content…
The department’s mission covers the following main areas:
• Encouraging teaching practices using ICT;
• Developing school equipment;
• Creating networks;
• Teacher training (both initial teacher education and continuing professional development);
• Supporting the production and distribution of multimedia resources;
• The product and services industry.
2. Agence Bibliographique de l‘enseignement Supérieur (ABES)
• ABES is the French higher education organisation for bibliographic issues. It has been coordinating STAR, a management system of electronic theses from all French universities since 2007 and has now developed a portal for over 60 000 doctoral theses since 2001.
• OA mandate: Yes. All universities deposit their theses to this centralised disseminating portal.
3. Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
• CNRS is Europe’s major research organisation working through its 7 institutes of Biological Science, Chemistry, Ecology and Environment, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Sciences and Technologies, Engineering and Systems Sciences, Physics and 3 national institutes: National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INSMI); National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3); National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU)/ Its aim is to encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
• OA mandate: Mandated through the Ministry of Research.
• Academic consortium of over
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Bill Gates (William Henry Gates III) was “brought” to this world on October 28, 1955 in the “lands” of Seattle, Washington. He growed up in an upper-class family with his two sisters: Kristianne and Libby Gates. His father, William H. Gates Sr., was a shy and promising law student when he met his “future” wife, Mary Maxwell, who was an ongoing student as an athletic in the University of Washington. Mary, at the time, was actively involved in student affairs and leadership. His families atmosphere is very warm and close and all of the three children, including Bill himself, were all promoted to be competitive and academically intelligent by their parents. However, Bill showed early signs of “competitiveness” whenever he plans to play board games, such as Monopoly and Risk, with the family at their summer house located in Puget Sound. In his childhood, Bill had a very close relationship with his mother since she would often take
After I watched the speech which was gave by Bill Gates in June 08, 2007 on the Harvard commencement, I felt more interesting in Bill Gates. According to the information offered by woopidoo.com, we can find the Biography of Bill Gates, which said, “Bill Gates is one of the most influential people in the world. He is cofounder of one of the most recognized brands in the computer industry with nearly every desk top computer using at least one software program from Microsoft. Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and has held the number one position for many years. Gates was born and grew up in Seattle, Washington USA. His father, William H. Gates II was a Seattle attorney and his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates was
Bill Gates claims he is worried about the state of schools, and admitted he testified in court for this reason. By including such a well-known public figure, the audience can connect to him and trust what he is saying due to his authority. Michelle Rhee became the new Chancellor of the Washington, DC public schools in 2007. She too was in favor of bettering school systems and also appeals to the audience in persuasion for change through authority. Although Rhee was not warmly esteemed by the Teacher’s Union or parents in the DC area, her judgement and opinions, formulated from experience and observation, further support why major changes are needed for the school system. Both Gates and Rhee imply that educational opportunities must be bettered so that the lives of children across the country will be impacted and the chances that they succeed bettered. This appeal is effective because they go along with just morals and ethics and support change, which inspires the audience to follow them and fight for change as
There are dozens upon dozens of major education organizations, think tanks, state education departments, local districts, universities, foundations, and institutes that have all accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more, from Gates. For example organizations such as the PTA and American Federation of teachers are both advocates for the CCSS and unsurprisingly they too have their hand in Gates pockets. The PTA received $2,005,000 alone while the American Federation of Teachers received $1 million (Ohanian). These organizations are more than willing to sell out their
The political factors and the leaders at a given time in American history can have a colossal influence over the education system. The decisions made by presidents in regards to education often have lasting impacts that can alter the course of education and history across the board. From President Kennedy and Johnson passing the Civil Rights Bill which affects every facet of American life not just education, to President Carter creating the Secretary of Education position, and President Bush passing the No Child Left Behind Act, many presidents have played a role in developing the education system we now see. Though the legacy left by each of these presidents is different, all left their mark on education, however unknown it might be. Without
Success in a typical high school setting could be defined as working through four years of classes, completing homework, activities, projects, and tests, and culminating with a walk across a graduation stage to receive a High School Diploma. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had a different and more challenging idea for high schools when they developed the Early College High School Initiative. This Initiative was a collaborative effort between their Foundation, Jobs for the Future and several other partner organizations. The goal was to create schools where “challenge, not remediation, couple with substantial supports and free college courses in high school, can result in college success for students underrepresent in higher education.”
He is the richest person on this planet. He is holding this title for 16 years out of last 21 years. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world. This was launched in 2000.they both are the cofounder of this. The organization has made new changes said Michael Edwards, an experienced person of charitable trust observer and usually a critic of billionaire philanthropists. He said bill and gates looks like existing everywhere because they are always the part of every meeting which he usually goes to attend. Every study that brings out, they’re element of. They have ear of any [national] leadership they want to converse to. Politicians connect themselves to Gates for getting PR. Everyone loves to make a conference with Gates. Even there is not any organization who says no to have conference with bill and gates said by Michael Edwards(Beckett, 2010).This organization is targeting on the areas of health and education including HIV and malaria. This foundation working for charity far much
The Outward Bound Program is a distressing experience for the Year 9 students and is not worth experiencing. Students are required to travel 6 hours out in the middle of nowhere and spend 9 days camping there with the lack of sanitary needs. During these 9 days, students are to hike with heavy loads on their backs for many kilometers. This is away from their normal environment. Students are to cope and adjust to the outside environment, being exposed to cold, rain, wind, sunburn and heat. This can be quite stressful for some students. There are a lot of adjustments children have to make in order to adhere to the drastic changes in environmental conditions.
William (Bill) Gates III was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington to William H. Gates Sr. and Mary Gates. He grew up in a middle class family with two sisters; one older than him, and one younger. Bill was much of a book worm in his early years and his behaviors seemed to be quite a concern to his parents. Taking action, they decided to enroll their son into an elite prep school, Lakeside School. Bill exceeded expectations by excelling in all his classes almost immediately, with his favorites being in math and science. As all children enrolled at Lakeside were provided with personal computers, Bill showed his skills by developing a simple Tic-Tac-Toe program for students to play against the computer. While rising to the top of his class, Bill met his best friend, Paul Allen, who was a few years older than him and shared similar interests. At the young ages of 15 and 17 years old,
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William Gates III is a clever, outstanding, influential leader who has not only left his mark on the world, but he also changed the world as we know it for the better and in so doing, changed the lives of everyone. Gates also alter the way we see things in life. Bill Gates changed the world because he developed a software company called "Microsoft", and created along the way a foundation with his wife "Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation".
Gates started his own business on computers when he was a junior in high school. Gates then made a mistake. Possibly the very first virus appeared. He put a program on a national network called Cybernet. The program invaded the network and caused damage. When it was found out to be Gates, he was severely punished. Gates was kept away from the computers for the rest of his junior year at Lakeside High School. After this incident, Gates proceeded to enroll in Harvard University in 1973 with thoughts on wanting to be in the justice system. Gates still had a love and passion for computers and technology. He didn’t realize it until Allen, who dropped out of Washington state university, showed Gates the cover story in Popular
The Diversity, Citizenship, and Global Education Consensus Panel was gathered by The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington and developed “Democracy and Diversity: Principles and Concepts for Educating Citizens in a Global Age” document. According to the document, four principles and ten concepts are critical for creating education programs which will guide students in becoming effective citizens of the world. The principles and concepts imply that students should learn about democracy, diversity, human rights, and interdependence from the perspectives of their local communities, nations, religion, and the world.
Around the age of 11 or 12, Bills behavior changed and his parents began to have concerns about his behavior. They thought he would become a loner. Once Gates turned 13, they enrolled him at Seattle’s Lakeside School (Prep School). He did good in nearly all of his subjects, very well in math and science, but also very good in drama and English. Soon a computer company in Seattle offered the school computers. He was fascinated by what a computer could do, he would spend all his free time using it. Soon he met Paul Allen (soon to be his business
When reading Natalie’s post about the CDC’s work with UNICEF, it brought about thoughts of the importance of collaboration between various countries and health-based organizations. I believe that these collaborations are crucial if the human race is to maintain and/or improve overall global health. From this, I conducted further research on various inter-professional collaborations and discovered how beneficial global partnerships are towards global health. This is because these partnerships assist with the implementation of various global health policies and other health-based initiatives that enable this maintenance and improvement (CDC, 2015).