Just imagine....a world where all knowledge is not only freely available to everybody but also highly accessible and easy to share. Not scattered over 1000's of websites, but in a centralized open platform where people from all over the world collaborate. This will become reality with SkillEd. For everybody who loves to learn, teach and build together.
SkillEd is an open and accessible online platform (in development) integrating social, e-learning and collaborative functionalities, and optimized for use on simple smart-phones and in ‘disconnected’ areas. SkillEd aims to create a worldwide community, boosting collaborative knowledge building and sharing. All knowledge will be stored in an open database and be available to everyone in the form of courses, training and DIY (Do It Yourself) guides that can be followed using the SkillEd course application, but also as documents, media files, images, forums, faq’s, etc. All this material can be easily found, (re)used, shared (even offline) and organized just in the way that suits you best. To reach as many people as possible SkillEd focuses on worldwide accessibility:
SkillEd works smooth even with slow internet connections (<5kB/s) and on mobile devices – a large part will be fully functional without any need of internet (like creating, following and sharing courses) So we can get knowledge out even in the most remote areas.
free for everybody to use – and no account needed to follow courses or to search the databases
use only what you need: just looking for a cooler and better alternative for facebook? Having the option to search for and connect with people with the same interests, to create a blog and much more? You never need to create or follow a course, or to collaborate for that matter, nor to see or spend bandwidth on any of the other SkillEd functionalities / applications.
SkillEd is currently in a startup phase. Global Projects advises SkillEd with business development, funding and partnerships. A first pilot ran in Ghana. For 2018 the goal is to scale to Kenya and South Africa focusing mainly on small holder farmers.