Cyber-Education

Education involves the delivery to students (target) by teachers of content at locations (schools). Today the delivery of education is hampered by the lack of teachers, schools and relevant content. How can we deliver the most relevant kind of education in the most cost effective way and to everyone?

Technology and vision open up possibilities hereto not possible before. Media organizations beam commercial entertainment to all corners of the globe by satellite. Why can't we deliver education in the same way? Traditionally the cost of delivery of 12 channels of programming can be prohibitive. Recent advances in video compression technologies allow one to compress twelve education channels in one commercial satellite video channel.

Similarly recent advances in E Books, YouTube Videos, WebEx conferences and the like have created readily available content without having to acquire a billion books. Such content can be delivered without requiring a hundred million teachers. We are not proposing that books and teachers be eliminated. World Harmony Online would like to propose ways to cover the current shortfall of books, teachers and schools in the most cost effective manner.

Content would be limited to Math, Science, English, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Core Values. There will be no religious instruction or political indoctrination. Content will be the same all over the world and produced by a global team of educators with impeccable credentials. Where appropriate the content will be delivered in the local language.

The equipment required per viewing center should be less than $400. The content will be broadcast between 8 am and 2 pm and repeated between 2pm and 8 pm. This will leave the satellite channel available for primetime use by the media organizations. Content can also be viewed at home. Weekend review classes will be available so that parents can work with their children.

Viewing centers will be sponsored in local communities. Volunteers will provide supplemental help. A Volunteer channel will educate the volunteers on techniques and methods. Supplementary DVDs of instructions can also be used as an even more cost effective way to deliver content.