#LearningGeneration & QuarterBillionGirls.comcelebrate 25-35 year old professionals as most educated, connected and goodwill multiplying beings the human race has ever generated- help global youth to link in companion research such as YunusUni.com alibabuni.com brac.tv and world bank Jim Kim's 2030now invitation to millennials ... could elearning amplify impacts of millennial collaboration networks more than any other innovation? M-maps : 1) Africa 2 Medics 3... you tell us rsvp isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com or chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk valuetrue.com washington dc 301 881 1655 What do you want the purpose of markets to be. we citizens of sustainable earth - 7.5 billion people - have one last chance to vote on (and app blockchain) the purpose of health service or of schools or of banking or of food production or of energy or water or charities/faith or government or policing or of media or mobile technology. What purpose do you want those who spend their life on a markets purpose to serve and lead. WELCOME TO MARKETSREALITY.COM AND BLOCKCHAINOPEN.COM - don tapscott video 2016-blockchain gives us another kick at the chain of value or transcript or bookclub - unrivaled by anything since the internet itself began. (Related Tapscott 2012 transcript value open -2 shocking things about lateness of first million$ teacher summit, ethereum ,BC & BernersLee ,Vint Cerf, andreesen , Branson , de soto, open source , wang wei, yew kiat, imogen heap steve case doc searls joi ito cluetrain

Saturday, January 1, 2000

welcome to the elearning century

breaking news 1984

breaking news aug 2014- could elearning amplify impacts of millennial collaboration networks more than any other innovation?

 the idea that your job-worthiness depends on what university you are an alumni of seems to be very pre-digital;


http://normanmacrae.ning.com see 2013 year of mooc best new in 21st C: online youth only need one university - the best - help ...
ultimately we see learning value chains as the ones epicentral to changing all the value chains currently blocking milllennials from racing to end poverty and end joblessness;

there are 10 educational stories we would ask you to review before you decide whether our milennail optimism is justified

case 1 some background notes on Yazmi and noah samara founder of africa's satellite for free urgent info

selection from postbag on yazmi
thanks for spotting this yazmi presence in india- in DC we are in tebabu's hands for next steps with yazmi

from asia viewpoint , I assume the fatal deadline is to miss last week in september when sir fazle abed is in new york-
from africa and worldwide millennial viewpoint not sure.. perhaps the tedx at the world bank is the final DC-related deadline but dont know date of that

what is best way to keep sir fazle questioning how brac and yazmi could connect- obviously he was dying to have more information when we met him but 30+ days on -he has so much on his plate that I dont lnow if it will still be on his mind

case 2 open learning campus of world bank coursera and coming soon -who?

case 3 khan academy millennial network of best peer to peer 9 minute lesso-givers in medical space

case 4 south africa expects to create 1 million new youth jobs by 2020 by changing schools curricula


questions chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Who's Free Edu Who rsvp isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com

in association with producers of world record book of job creators
summary of maharishi uni.doc summary of maharishi uni.doc, 556 KB - summary of the most exciting entrepreneur curriculum in 43 years since my father at The Economist encouraged coming net generation to search for open education' "Entrepreneurial Revolution" -please tell us if you know of other job creating curricula
We (elders and youth of the net generation) could now be valuing a wholly different planet  
 if top 11 who's Free Education who knew how to collaborate with each other  -job creation dairy- job creation maps from world bank 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc 2030nowjimkim2transcripts.doc, 40 KB
since 1972 alumni of The Economist's Entrepreneurial Revolution have become convinced that education entrepreneurs models benefit most from collaboration and that open education is the key to the door of the net generation being 10 times more (or if we mess it up in next decade less ) productive and exponentially sustainable
we hope our guided tour of these 11 helps you  help youth celebrate the above conclusion - of course we are delighted to hear of nominations of other education collaboration entrepreneurs -rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk but note our 11 are also chosen to complement each other

for example: Sal Khan's online academy demonstrates the most economic way to viralise any action learning that millions of youth could most gain from action networking, while

Sir Fazle Abed  has spent the last 43 years developing the ngo network that can claim all of these accolades:
biggest in terms of co-workers having served north of 100 million poorest mothers and children in Bangladesh and in the last decade or so replicating the model to many of the most seriously oppressed peoples on the planet
most collaborative
most educational driven in the action learning and job creating sense
the most value multiplying in terms of human livelihoods
consequently the curriculum of BRAC is worth more than any other curriculum that isnt yet available
BRAC is a curriculum replicator unlike any the real world 1 2 has ever seen. It now operates close to 50000 educational facilities -many no larger than a one room village school. Its metric has been to end generations of illiteracy among 15 million parents and 60 million children in rural Bangladesh. Paulo Freire was the first source Sir Fazle consulted on this part of BRAC's journey. Today BRAC also runs a city university one of whose unique features is every student spend an action learning term interning on a village innovation project

can you help norman macrae foundation call for a microeducationsummit before we lose the lifetime knowledge of these great educators (many way over 70) ?

  • what would a million youth most wish to see in a 6 weeks mooc guided tour to www.brac.net -if you can help our research please email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk  washington dc 1 301 881 1655

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LOVING (SOUTH ) AFRICA - No contest Mandela loved South Africa Most but here's a tale of 2 people who can still help millennials and south africans save the world and achieve #2030now 

15 years ago, Taddy Blecher got bored of being a chartered accountant in the south african office of Porter's Monitor and decided to start a free university for entrepreneurs. We would recommend those who want toreclaim learning freedoms online lok at the curriculum s.africa now uses. They have spread through 5 free university colleges and entrepreneurial literacy- blended with empowering interpersonal self-confidence using the Maharishi curriculum - is becoming prime time for 14 million children a year across the nation's schools- the goal is to make Joburg and Cape Town the world first twin capitals of change educators who co-create million jobs with youth
[1webs include blecher http://maharishiinstitute.org/  ; chowdhury www.women4empowerment.org

......Soros who knows better than anyone how currencies destroy or sustain youth (see curriculum he helps facilitate at www.ineteconomics.org  ) invented the road to billionaire philanthropy in 1978 (first project black youth Cape Town); his central european university which labs out of Budapest is 21 years into awarding laureates of open society valuing Karl Poppers' curriculum and leadership transformation examples such as Gorbachev's and Walesa's. One of Norman's retirement projects was the biography of the father of open source computing Von Neumann  and how Budapest was the most enlightened capital for the young Von Neumann to grow up in
;Without MIT and Tm Berners Lee - the web would probably be much less open; the benchmark for a college that sees it goals as creating start up entreprenurs not examination certificates per se would not exist; open education would be less of a reality

Without the 3 year Nobel Exchange between Warsaw, Cape Town , Atlanta,Youth Action networks of Nobel Laureates led by Muhammad Yunus, change world billionnaire millionaire like Ted Turner's family, community regeneration depth of hundreds of historically black universities motivated by turning luther kings dreams into realities  -every investemnt in and empowerment of youth that Obama appeared to be promising in 2008 would already be lifeless.
Without MIT and Tm Berners Lee - the web would probably be much less open; the benchmark for a college that sees it goals as creating start up entreprenurs not examination certificates per se would not exist; open education would be less of a reality

Without the 3 year Nobel Exchange between Warsaw, Cape Town , Atlanta,Youth Action networks of Nobel Laureates led by Muhammad Yunus, change world billionnaire millionaire like Ted Turner's family, community regeneration depth of hundreds of historically black universities motivated by turning luther kings dreams into realities  -every investemnt in and empowerment of youth that Obama appeared to be promising in 2008 would already be lifeless.
Without Lucknow's (world favorite school 48000 children and education's only UNESCO peace laureate) run by the patriach Jagdish Gandhi and 3 women (his wife and 2 daughters) the 21st C relevance of Gandhi and Montessori would not be available as the most popular student 10-18 year olds exchange on the planet. For those in Lucknow's primary schools cross-cultural literacy is added to other practical literacies- what the school knows is what cross-cultural confidence (or fear) a child takes into adolescence will often spiral for life. Lucknow is a top 10 India school - run on 100 times more economical lines than any other top 10 school in India. It is also a favorite lad of past president kalam and his campaign 2020 encouraging children to tear up any non-sustainable curriculum.
LATEST LUCKNOW REVOLUTION  " an average illiterate person can learn to read to a newspaper within a month or so with just 10-20 minutes of time investment per day. They do not need a teacher, or a classroom, or fixed timings. They do not have to spend 3 years to start reading. Anyone can become a mentor and they can learn anytime"
hort time horizons and practical constraints make it implausible for many illiterates to go get literate, let alone get an education. Children who do not presently attend school, will most likely never emerge from poverty in their lifetime. Official data indicates nearly 40% of adults above 15 and 25% of children from 6-15 are illiterate. In spite of tremendous effort by the government and social institutions, literacy rates have grown really slowly even in the last decade.

Perhaps one reason for this is the mismatch between the needs of the underprivileged and our teaching and its methods of delivery (need a school, teacher, fixed timings, several years). It typically takes a long time to get literate, usually three years, from svar one year, to vyanjan the next, to matras the third year, time the illiterates can ill afford.

If we are to ensure a literate India, we need to think out of the box of present solutions. After struggling for 14 years, we have developed a curriculum  that meets that requirement. The field test data shows an average illiterate person can learn to read to a newspaper within a month or so with just 10-20 minutes of time investment per day. They do not need a teacher, or a classroom, or fixed timings. They do not have to spend 3 years to start reading. Anyone can become a mentor and they can learn anytime, anywhere with anyone’s help and quickly. Quickly is probably the most important as they also need to get motivated to continue and to finish the literacy programme. In Global Dream, a learner starts to read 2-letter words from the first day and this creates impetus in him / her to carry on.

The presentation will discuss how we got to it, what it means, the present successes and how everyone can be a part.

Additional Information

The trials of the literacy curriculum have given a very positive response, the main distinguishing being the ease with which a learner can learn. 

As most of the learners are poor, they have little time to devote to learning and they must have huge incentives to make literacy important. Thus short sessions and building in of instant gratification have been important. Learning sessions are short, usually 10-20 minutes only. Most can read a few two-letter words from day 1 and most can learn to read a newspaper within a month!

A learner can learn from anyone at any place and at any time. Anyone can also be mentor, so is not restricted by place time and availability of this person. When in doubt, a learner can ask anyone who can read to help out. 

There are three modes in which we are launching the programme:

> Via schools and school children
> Via tie ups with corporations and NGOs, youth groups, etc.
> Via government. 

We set the aim of 1,00,000 literate in Lucknow to start with our campaign. 

Monday 5th of May was our first day of the launch at schools of Lucknow and we got an amazing response: Over 40,000 commitments from 51 schools of Lucknow. Nearly 27,000 literacy packs were handed out to the children on the 5th of May itself, remaining of the 40,000 were delivered by yesterday. It is now nearly 150 schools of Lucknow that are participating. It's quite likely 1,00,000 goal in terms of those who start teaching will be met within the next two weeks! The mission has begun begin spread in other cities like Kanpur and Pune. By end of this month, it will start rolling out in at least ten more cities of India, if not more, in small and big ways.

ONE dollar literacy

Global Dream is a powerful initiative to combat the problem of illiteracy. We have created a literacy curriculum that is focussed on enabling individuals who could never read before to read. This is the segment of society whose short time horizons and practical constraints make it virtually impossible to engage in education. The government of India has been addressing this problem through its National Literacy Mission and other initiatives but the problem remains to plague millions of Indians. 

It need not take three years to teach someone to read. Through Global Dream Curriculum, a completely illiterate person can learn to read a newspaper within a month with short 10-20 minute sessions at his / her convenience, with the assistance of anyone who can read. This truly anywhere, anytime and with anyone model has proven highly successful even in a short span of time. Nearly 70,000 of Lucknow's children have taken on the charge to teach at least one. 

The each one teach at least one campaign promises to envelop individuals of all ages in the broadest possible range of professions embracing this programme in a wide variety of ways. Equivalent to a toolkit, the Global Dream Literacy Toolkit is a huge incentive for everyone that can read to take on this opportunity to reach someone and teach him. All it takes is a total of some 10-15 hours of commitment and the Literacy Toolkit. 

It took 14 years to develop the Global Dream Literacy Toolkit and after several trials and errors. The challenge was to make something simple, so simple that even a Class 1 child can teach another person. We wanted the learning sessions to be short. We wanted a person can learn anywhere at their own convenience, on their own timeframe, in their own places, even at their own pace. We wanted instant gratification from the first session itself. A learner learns two-letter words in the first session itself. They feel so empowered, they want to immediately go teach someone else. It creates tremendous intrinsic motivation to continue to learn. They can also largely learn by themselves and require just a little support of another person / mentor. 

The curriculum that emerged is so basic and simple, we wonder why we or anyone could not think of it earlier. And perhaps the key was to make it so simple and easy, even a Class 1 level knowledge is adequate. Put another way, any individual even with the most basic knowledge can mentor a child or an adult to read. This leads us to the possibility of a full-blown nationwide campaign. 

We set the goal of 1,00,000 literate in Lucknow. Within four days of initiation, we had found 2/3rds of the commitments met. We don't believe there has been a faster moving mission to reach the illiterate and with the potential to engage, literally the whole nation. 

An old paradigm says, 'Success breeds success'. We are literally finding this to be happening all around us! On the third day of the launch, Barabanki, Kanpur and Pune enrolled with individuals there vouching to take the baton to education one lakh in their own cities. The side benefits of this programme we can scarcely begin to fathom. 

We also challenged ourselves to make it dead cheap. We can now provide this powerful Dream Kit for Rs 60 or for a mere 1 dollar a piece. 

Some anecdotes from an American mentor Jon working in a slum of Lucknow

I've had one 9-year-old girl taking 3rd class who started almost from scratch (knew some letters but couldn't form words) who is now at the end of the 1st book and reading all the poems and stories after 12 sessions.  A 25-year-old mother who Rose is working with is now on Lesson 4 after only 4 sessions even though she started with a 0/30 score on the pretest! An 11-year-old boy in 2nd class who started with 7/30 on the pretest has made it to Lesson 3 after just 4 sessions, but is not always motivated to work.  And just a few days ago we started with our fastest and most motivated learner yet. This 13-year-old girl from a nearby village who has never gone to school started with a 0/30 on the pretest, but after 4 sessions in 4 days she has already completed Lesson 5 and started reading the little poems!

On the not so fast side, I have a 7-year-old girl from 1st class who started with a 5/30 on the pretest and took a very long time to figure out how to form words, who is still on Lesson 3 after 10 sessions (but who keeps showing improvement!).  I have two boys aged 10 and 7 who are just now figuring out Lesson 1 after 4 sessions, and hopefully will move on to Lesson 2 in the 5th or 6th session.  Two other learners, a 5-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, both of whom don't do school, are really struggling to even remember the letters after 4 sessions and still don't form words well most of the time.  And one of our most difficult students is a 15-year-old girl who has never gone to school, who is finally starting to form words right some of the time, but who still forgets most of the Lesson 1 letters even after 6 sessions.

Finally, I've tried passing out the books to a few other people to see if they can consistently teach and get results with learners.  One young man, a 21-year-old friend of mine in the basti who just completed 12th grade in Hindi medium, is going to try to use Book 2 to help firm up the reading skills of some of the boys that he does tuition for.  And a friend of mine who volunteers at the Mother Theresa home in Lucknow is experimenting with using the book there with the patients or with some of the staff, along with another volunteer.
The great good fortune for china and our borderless planet is that China's most passionate internet wizard Jack Ma comes form education worlds and values his own success in whether he helps create 100 million jobs faster than Muhammad Yunus. Fortunately he sees this as more of a collaboration challenge than a competitive one 
New Zealand's Dryden is the only educator we now of to have spent 30 years experimenting with how to implement Norman Macrae's 1984 book on the net generation's next 3 billion jobs- see his progress at eg http://thelearningweb.net - a book version of which was bought by 10 million chinese families after its good news had been celebrated on state run tv. Dryden was kind enough to write up his over quarter of a century of his journey of supporting educators adapting the 1984 future history or Norman Macrae for the inaugural issue of Journal of Social Business celebrating visions and networks of Muhammad Yunus
Negropronte has bridged digital media and mit resources with developing world elarning experiments - he was also the original founder of MIT mkedia lab the favorite space for  open anything conferences and networks

Koller's discussion of MOOC's progress is one of the parallel repors in our annual 2013 MOOC newsletter. Like Khan she keeps san francisco's claim to value the internet as the greatst learning revolution of all time alive
Discuss some of the most entreprenurial experiments students are doing with MOOCs 1 2 3 ..
Summary note by chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 
Chris Macrae 
Norman Macrae Foundation - The Economist's advocate of Youth Capitalism, Open Education Movement and Curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revolution since 1972; Asia Pacific Youth End Poverty Century since 1962
Washington dC 301 881 1655  skype chrismacraedc twitter obamauni 
 e chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
Future of Open Education Curriculum celebrated 1984 out of The Economist after 12 years reporting access to the UK National Development Project in Computer Assisted Learning
#2030now world bank jim kim tranascripts on defining social movements of net generation shared with 50000 alumni of first CTW MOOC
Jim Kim #2030 now transcripts

Adam Smith, Science & Human Nature by Professor Skinner (The Principal of Glasgow University kindly hosted a joint remembrance party to Andrew Skinner and Norman Macrae)

MY0  MY1  MY2  MY3  MY4  MY5  MY6
Entrepreneurial Revolution's 42nd annual update of Who's Open Education Who
Over the 24 months of 2014-2015 we will be reporting connections between youth summits wherever we can linkin and assemble micro-wikis around the above issues - you can help us here:Googledoc the most collaborative 24 month race youth have played
1 PEACE CURRICULUM Q&APC1 Was it a mistake for a book, whose main economic recommendation was that open education would be the net generation's greatest ever entrepreneurial freedom to start with valuing how to network peace?APC1.1 Timing is everything in mediating transformation in worldwide  system futures. Norman argued that 1984 was the greatest opportunity since world war 2 for citizens to vote against governments spending (through tax) a fifth of all their lives on arms.  How to linkin 2014-2015 as the other greatest youth opportunity to bid for worldwide peace can be informed  by reading Norman's last updates published here with Muhammad Yunus in 2008 APC1.2  None of Norman Macrae's obituary writers at The Economist or elsewhere understood Norman's timeline: spending his youth in parts of Europe ruled over by stalin or hitler, spending his last days as a teenager navigating raf planes over modern day Bangladesh and Myanmar, going up to Cambridge to be mentored by keynes that the number 1 system design job of economist is to end hunger and that youth should never let those in power divorce the future compounding disciplines of economics and peace APC1.3 Ironically all those readers and investors in the entrepreneurail revolution curriclum which Noramn spent 40 yeras editing The Economist from number 3 weekly uk journal to one of a kind global viewspaper understood how the search for peace was embedded in all his major surveys: as the only journalist to be at the founding of the EU, as the journalist who believed the deviation of the BBC fgrom world service was the greatest missed opportunity in mass media, as the journmalist who cheered on Japan as the most value multiplying nation of 1962 and asia pacific worldwide yoyth region liberating china as the turn of the millenniums greatest opportunity for youth to design colaborative millennium goals and action networks around APC1.4 Dismally few of the 21st C most famous economist undersrand the curiculum of economics that Keynes mentored his alumni including Norman on:1 the core job of the economists is to back whatever system designs she or he believes will help the human race unite to end poverty ( see the last Keynes last essay on persuasion); see also last 3 pages of Keynes general throory on why yoth's grearest enemy is a particular type of elderly academic economist who is most prone to pad his pension with funding from big governments on indsutry sectors that have lost that purspoe which has most relevance to producing future livelihoods.
 After 40 years of work at The Economist, Norman Macrae's first project was to set up World Class Brands for media experts who believed it could be possible to empower youth with smart educational media instead of powering over citizens with PR and tv ads imaging over reality - so what would Norman celebrate asyouth's most joyful and collaborative brand movement of 2014-2017?
why not personalise you wiki from Youth Summits 1  2 converging on Atlanta rsvpchris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk
Help map the Entrepreneurial Revolution Curriculum of who understood hi-trust economics most (future systems youth most needed designed and invested in)  during The Economist's first 7 quarters of a century 1843-- 2017


  • Soros
  • Bangladesh 2.1
  • Berners Lee
  • China 2.1
  • Blecher open edu partners in South Africa 2.1


  • Mandela south africa 1.0
  • Gorbachev & Walesa
  • ConsiderBangladesh.com (Abed, Yunus,,) 1.0 and Manmohan Singh
  • Japan and Asia Pacific  : Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, China 1.0


  • Von Neumann (& legacy eg Moon Race)
  • Keynes alumn eg schumacher, boulding and Marshall Plan
  • Japan 1.0
  • European Visions but not sustainable as realities due to non-economic gov rules: EU, NHS, BBC world service


  • Keynes
  • Gandhi with support of Einstein and Montessori
  • US Prime Time industrial age before tv ads (spiralled as our race's east economic media)


  • Gandhi 1.0
  • Coming of US , bankruptcy of UKas reserve currency

Bagehot - from empire to commonwealth
James Wilson (alumn of scottish and french schools of entrepreneurship's greatest goals. Fired vested interest MPs. Statistician who launched print medium (The Economist) to question leaders of industrial revolution on how to end poverty, end hunger, end capital abuse of youth)
7 quarters (approximately 4 generations's 7 billion most brilliant livelihoods of futurising history of the coming of wholeplanet and borderless humanity)
 Who animated which future-history goals out of which places, cultures and practice foci of leadership and market sectors? Nominations welcome - please start with view of what purpose got collaboratively actioned for human futures that would not have uniquely changed at that time or place if they had not lived
HAPPY 2014
chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revolution
About Curriculum of Global Grameen (Bangla for Village):
Keynes Final Essay in Persuasion  " Ending Poverty is core job of economics"; Schumacher Ending Poverty is a "global village" crisis of empowering network solutions through millions of villages; 1975 Macrae of The Economist starts up the massive collaboration curriculum Pacific Century  : to map why 7 billion beings' whole planet needs  (to celebrate raising 2 billion as yet underproductive people's but potentially rapidly developing livelihoods) - by 1984 human's greatest  opportunity is to co-create open education BUT man's compound risk is announced as "discrepancies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations . For the sake of youth economics as well as peace it recommended the world's biggest public broadcasters join early internet designers in ending this risk by searching for over 30000 microfranchises sustaining 3 billion community regenerating jobs; Macrae's last update of this curriculum 2008 Consider Bangladesh- download brochure used by The Economist at his remembrance parties.

Who's Free Edu Who

The world's 2 most collaborative microfranchising networks were founded out of Bangladesh in 1972 as BRAC, and 1976 as The Grameen Project led by Muhammad Yunus. 1978 Soros starts to innovate MIcroentrepreneurialBillanthropy in Cape Town and by 1996 he offers Dr Yunus and MIT technologists a social business loan so that 100000 village labs can test mobile connectivity; in 2008 he founds www.ineteconomics.org  to rethink economics from the ground up

Curriculum of 21st C Peacemaking

is khan academy's 60 minutes introduction to coding the most valuable training billions of youth have ever been offered? otherKhan links

Who's mapping the most valuable collaboration youth networks in the world -here's why 42 years of entrepreneurial revolution surveys lead us to value orbiting around families of Abed and Soros and Turner- whose collaboration with youth's futures do you value most?

  • what would a million youth most wish to see in a 6 weeks mooc guided tour to www.brac.net -if you can help our research please email chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk  washington dc 1 301 881 1655