WOW. Jane Goodall launches online MOOC course in digital mapping for communities (Wired UK)

Posted: April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

On the day of her eightieth birthday, renowned primatologist Jane Goodall launched a massive open online course (MOOC) based around digital mapping for communities

Dr. Pamela Rutledge‘s insight:

Jane Goodall is the poster child for generativity —  innovating approaches to conservation and education and, by the way, changing how we do ‘aging’–redefinition, reeducation, and ‘repurposing’ (i.e. finding new ways to pursue purpose and meaning).  I want to be like her when I grow up.  On her 80th birthday, Goodall launched a MOOC in participatory mapping.  She believes shared knowledge and mapping skills are ways for people, especially young people, to discover where they can make a difference in their own communities.  Goodall praised Google, saying the company was “helping us [The Goodall Institute] so much with our technology and our tablets and getting the field staff to monitor their own forests — it’s changed the way we do conservation” 

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