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Livia commented on Global Learning

Hello Rachel, thank you for your time. I believe "traditional" schooling has its benefits and I would not see the platform I propose as a full substitute for it. This platform would be more of an additional support for the standard schooling. This will add materials to the basic teaching programs that are already in schools and universities. Teachers in "traditional" schools can make good use of this platform by combining their methodologies and materials with those posted by their international fellows. They could do the traditional teaching in class by the use of this app, accessing online materials during the courses, or giving students homework trough the app, or getting them to participate in projects or challenges posted by other teachers or those created by them trough this platform. Also teachers along students could debate during classes what others teachers propose in certain fields and subjects by accessing the materials posted on the app. Teenagers and adults as well are interested in new technologies and get excited with every new app that comes along, so by receiving likes and followers would make their studying experience more updated to the world we are living in and would encourage them to study further. This way students will be able to contact other students from other countries, to participate in projects together and learn to communicate better, be more understanding and accepting of different people. Plus the students will have a wider area to explore and will be able to focus more on subjects they are most interested in, instead of learning for a bunch of subjects but not really knowing what fits best for them. Thus, creating an app with teachers and students from the entire world gathered together as a community, will help students understand who their are and who they want to be in their future careers. They will see that they are not limited by their borders and there are many options in this world for each and every one of them. I am not opting out the possibility of students to fully enroll on platform like this to complete their studies, but I believe this will be more appropriate for university students that don't have a strong educational program in their countries and cannot afford studying abroad. I could see this could be a possibility after a few years since the opening of the platform, after analyzing how receptive students are to this new platform, how they make use of it and after further optimizations based on their needs and the teachers needs as well.