One of the most powerful tools for fighting gender disparity across the tech industry is education. Girls in Tech is on a mission to provide access to as many girls and women around the world as possible. One way we do this is through our Global Classroom program, an eight-week virtual coding class that’s free for all those who attend.
Global Classroom 2017 is currently underway—and we’re thrilled to report we’re receiving phenomenal feedback from the 350 participants! The program kicked off on April 10. The goal for this session: teach women how to build a website with WordPress.
Powered by Edunation
Edunation is the learning platform that makes Global Classroom’s worldwide reach possible. It’s accessible for anyone who has an internet connection, and it provides students with a safe place to upload files, ask questions, view the curriculum and collaborate. In other words, Edunation guides students throughout the entire process—which is critical when operating a self-paced, voluntary course.
“We had a lot of specific requirements and need for customization when it came to choose an e-learning platform,” said Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech. “Edunation has been phenomenal to work with. They’ve made it easy to roll out our curriculum to students everywhere.”
Edunation’s modular design allowed Girls in Tech’s to start using Edunation to deliver educational value in just a few days. Plus, Edunation provides bilingual support of 22 languages, which is critical in supporting Global Classroom’s diverse audience.
Here’s how it works
To kick things off right, each student received a welcome packet complete with course guidelines, outlines, teacher bios and an introduction to Edunation. Students have access to weekly course material, with the convenience of being able to work at their own pace during the week. The course requires two to four committed hours every week.
Through Edunation, students can access videos, forums, upload assignments, take exams and more. To add an additional layer of support, students may also collaborate and support each other within a Facebook group.
The time to learn is now.
Our youngest Global Classroom student is just 8 and our oldest is 69. You are never too old to learn and you’re never too young to aspire to take it all in. We’re so proud of our students and we can’t wait to see what they create—through Global Classroom and throughout life.