Dr. McVerry Collaborates Globally to #TeachtheWeb
In the next decade a billion more people will come online. Southern Connecticut State University faculty work to ensure these newly connected Web citizens will have a future on the Web.
As part of his Joan Finn Junior Faculty Felowship Dr. McVerry has been developing and testing curriculum with the Mozilla Foundation to help others read, write, and participate on the Web (click here to learn more about the journey).
Recently these efforts have taken him across the globe without leaving Connecticut. A group of volunteers in Southern India reached out to Dr. McVerry to thank him for his work. From there a partnership has blossomed and Dr. McVerry now learns with CoderDojoErode.
— Udhaya$achin (@udayhalo) April 7, 2015
CoderDojoErode is a group of volunteers helping to ensure the next billion people who come online can not only use but also build the Open Web. Erode is a district in the state of Tamilnadu located in southern part of India.
Six men from the same village came together after elders in the community place personal data risk. Arun Shanmugam, Gauthamraj Elango, Govindasamy Rathinasamy, Mahendran Palanisamy, Prabu Kalaiselvan, and Udhayakumar Sathiyamoorthy were childhood friends who wanted to ensure the kids of Erode had opportunities in high tech classrooms.
The started a CoderDojo which is a volunteer open source network designed to teach coding. CoderDojo works closely with the Mozilla Learning Networks.
— Udhaya$achin (@udayhalo) April 13, 2015
CoderDojoErode first worked with the Mozilla Learning Networks to test curriculum being designed for Mozilla Web Clubs. The Goal is to start 500 other volunteer clubs around the globe in 2015.
Dr. McVerry helped the club set up their own learning network by donating Server Space. He has been offering technical support and exploring ways to localise curriculum and celebrate local traditions.
— Gauthamraj Elango (@GauthRaj) April 7, 2015