e-Learning for Kids (EFK), as a part of its initiative to provide fun and free learning to kids across the world, wanted to develop new courses for its Environmental Skills curriculum. For this assignment, EFK partnered with Upside Learning, a global leader in custom eLearning development.
As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and with a view to providing effective learning solutions to the global community, Upside Learning has been actively participating in various social initiatives. And one of the ways it is doing this is through its partnership with EFK. This CSR activity, aimed at strengthening the company’s global mission, will see Upside Learning creating eLearning courses on various topics ranging from environmental awareness to language arts.
One of the focal points for EFK is increasing environmental awareness. EFK, along with its pool of Instructional Designers, worked with Upside Learning to design two new courses in this category. Aptly named ‘The Global Guardian’, these eLearning courses address one of the most important and challenging topics in environmental awareness - Global Warming. Using scenarios and graphics, these courses focus on the key concerns causing global warming and the after effects of global warming. Also, the courses have been designed with a view to keeping the target audience engaged and as such will help children connect easily with the global scenario.
Commenting on the development, Amit Garg, Director of Content Solutions at Upside Learning, said, “I am confident that these courses will help children understand global warming and its adverse effects on our lives. Courses will definitely help increase awareness about environment preservation and green world”. Further, he added, “We are happy and honored to be associated with EFK in their initiatives.”
Michael Williams, EFK’s Director of Courseware Development, further commented, “e-Learning for Kids’ focus on 21st century issues is crucial to expose learners to various issues that affect our planet. Upside Learning has been integral in helping us reach our goal with strong Flash development, rich graphics, and strong project management. The Global Warming courses are beautiful and I look forward to working with Upside Learning on future initiatives.”
e-Learning for Kids is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation that is dedicated to opening doors to education worldwide. Established in 2004, e-Learning for Kids is dedicated to fun and FREE learning on the Internet (or via CD ROM) for children aged 5-12 with over 200 best-in-class courses in math, science, language arts, computers, English as a second language, health and life skills. The courseware is also available in Spanish, French, Portuguese and in Indian English. In 2010, more than 2.3 million children benefitted from one or more EFK courses. A large volunteer staff consists of education and e-Learning experts and business professionals from around the world committed to making a difference. We are actively seeking funding, sponsors and courseware developers. Get involved! For more information, please visit us at: http://www.e-learningforkids.org.