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Tori Adele commented on Subscription for water!

Hi Manvitha! I am writing from the OpenIDEO San Diego Chapter. We've taken an interest in your idea during our meeting tonight. We've collected some data to reinforce and support your work:

Mobile Usage in India:

Mobile phone usage:

Drinking Water:

Water and Sanitation Summit 2016 :

We hope that this research/ data helps you to support your model.

We've also put together a list of questions (coming soon) that came up for us as we read your concept. We hope these help you to deepen your idea, answer some questions for those of us who are less familiar with the culture and ultimately move your project forward! We look forward to hearing your responses and seeing how your idea grows!

Hi Karen, this is great information. Thank you for sharing the article. The issue of the lack of personal connection was identified in our group based on our personal experiences, and this verifies our concerns. It's something we're still working out as we continue to dig into the details. Our current solution is the satellite campus model, where students could potentially attend in-person courses as well as utilize community facilities to take their MOOCs together with other students (while still reaching a larger community of students through the use of the internet to reach multiple satellites, reducing costs). The concept is still rough and un-tested. We're looking for ways that we might prototype this idea to get feedback from real students. Suggestions are very welcome!

Hi Gabriel,

Thanks for your valuable input! We would love to have you on board the team. As each layer has it's own structure and objective, it seems your marble concept could fit into the beginning phases of satellite campuses where the students have yet to specialize.  One point that has come up in our meetings is a concern for accreditation viability.  Since the goal is to make a 4-year degree more accessible, how could this concept of picking and choosing be structured to allow for the freedom to explore, while still working toward the goal of a bachelor's degree? We'd love to hear more of your thoughts on this!