Learning initiatives

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The Geneva Learning Foundation is still in its formative stages. Our current initiatives are pilots or experiments with early-stage partners.

Since October 2015, the Foundation has been developing partnerships and fundraising for the H2L2 (Humanitarian Health Lessons Learned) Initiative, a knowledge community to connect health workers, volunteers, and affected families in order to improve humanitarian health preparedness and response, building on a pilot run by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2013.

Since March 2016, the Foundation is supporting research to develop a new instrument to measure learning culture, performance, and inter-organisational collaboration (IoC) in humanitarian work. The Humanitarian Leadership Academy has contributed financially to support the researcher leading this effort.

In July 2016, in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Education and Learning Strategies International (LSi), we launched the first open access #DigitalScholar course to support the development of scalable digital learning, to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to develop their own learning initiatives.

In October 2016, the Norwegian Red Cross ran the #Ambulance! digital course to convene fellow ambulance and other pre-hospital emergency workers from all over the  world. The aim was to share experience and document situations of violence. The Foundation has partnered with the Norwegian Red Cross to design and build a learning system in which peers work together in a shared knowledge community to rapidly produce new knowledge by fostering and strengthening learning culture.

In January 2017, the U.S. Georgia Department of Education convened change advocates from all over the country in the first Scholar course on collective impact for computer science education, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES project.