“Our students love a good challenge, so there are abundant opportunities for children of all ages to take part in friendly competitions on Global Campus. They use it to follow up on collaborative activities and NAE events such as regional festivals, sports events or global expeditions happening offline,” Ms Carmichael said.
Global Campus inspires other 21st century skills, such as digital savviness. Education and tech are increasingly intertwined, and more computers and portable devices are being used in classrooms. When used correctly as a learning tool, EdTech is a major help, not a harm.
The platform also helps develop global mindedness by connecting students with peers around the world, so they can learn from each other and consider different points of view.
Thousands of students are involved in Global Campus, with thousands of posts every year connected to various projects and initiatives.
Looking at the last academic year, 5000 students voted on the Photographer of the Year page, more than 870 students posted in the Hack the Tube challenge, more than 440 students asked a question in the Ask the Artist project and 47 schools joined the Creative Writing Competition.
Global Campus is also home to Global Library, which promotes books all NAE students, parents and teachers are encouraged to read and discuss, including “Malala’s Magic Pencil” by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and “The Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis.
Ms Carmichael said students can achieve much more working together than working alone, adding that NAE’s Global Campus project was an example of leveraging scale to transform education.
Click here to learn more about Global Campus: globalcampus.nae.school.