Global Water Project encourages students to value the importance of water

Posted: Tuesday 7th August 2012

Technology is facilitating communication between schools in the search for solutions to clean water.

School children around the world are being asked to think about the importance of water in the world today and use the technology to exchange ideas and share experiences using text, audio and video. Students in less developed countries are sharing their knowledge with students in the developed world and are helping to find solutions to the problem of accessing clean water especially in rural areas. Students and teachers currently involved in the project are from Canada, USA, Romania, Cameroon and India.

Tyncan Learning, a recently formed educational company is involved in a Global Water Project working with teachers and students from countries across the world, to find ways of increasing access to clean water. The company is facilitating the project using a virtual platform developed by Virtual-Centre.com, a spin out company from Durham University Business School.

Mike Carter, managing director, Tyncan Learning explains that without the use of technology the project would be difficult to manage. “Working in different time zones means that questions are asked when one side is asleep and answered when those in other countries are sleeping. It is wonderful to experience collaborative learning on a global scale.”

“The Managed Learning Environment (MLE) technology being used incorporates a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with content management, a learning management system, communications suite and web portals,”

Tony Coyle, Managing Director of Virtual-Centre.com.

It is hoped that the project will encourage those companies involved in the water industry to get involved by providing water analysing kits, which the students can use to record data regarding the state of the water supplies in their countries.




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