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Cultural Contact: Sharing Artifacts Across the Globe
The Quest Forward Learning Global Learning Program connects Foundation and Exploration students (traditionally freshmen and sophomores) at Quest Forward Academy in Omaha with students at Mtakuja Secondary school in Tanzania. These... Read More
Designing for Relevance: Creating Quests That Engage Students
Students learn better when their coursework is relevant to their own lives. Quest Forward Learning builds relevance into courses and quests, incorporating active participation in, and connection to, one’s own learning.... Read More
4 Types of Quests: Discovery, Practice, Design, & Reflection
As Quest Forward Learning has grown to serve many different kinds of learning experiences, programs and organizations, and as we have built many different quests in the process, the need for four different quest types has arisen. ... Read More
Tablet Donations Ushers in New Era for Tanzanian Schools
A new era dawned in Tanzania's digital education landscape on Monday when a program, aimed at providing secondary school students with tablets pre-loaded with educational materials, was launched. The program's ultimate goal is to... Read More
Education Brings the First Lady of Tanzania and OE Together in Nebraska
At the same time Joe Ricketts was starting to implement his vision in making quality educational opportunities accessible to children in developing nations through Opportunity Education, another individual, thousands of miles away in... Read More
Two Brothers Two Awards, One Proven Organization
Joe Ricketts, founder, benefactor and CEO of Opportunity Education along with Jim Ricketts, who serves as President of the organization, were recently honored by Louisiana College as the first time two brothers have been selected in... Read More
Joe Ricketts Receives Malaika Foundation’s 2013 Global Educator Award for Work in Africa
Joe Ricketts, the philanthropist and entrepreneur who founded the online brokerage TD Ameritrade, will receive the Malaika Foundation's 2013 Global Educator Award at a gala event co-hosted by the Malaika Foundation and the University... Read More
Laptops: Not Luxury Toys for Pupils
Laptops, as we know them, are a "luxury" in Tanzania. Education is not. Almost anything, from healthcare to food, can be addressed well through education. This is why an increasing number of non-governmental organizations are finding... Read More
After The Dream Phase
Over the years, I've observed that many ideas usually follow a progression that starts with what I call the "dream phase." During that time, I think about a new idea, talk about it with people I respect, and give it enough time and... Read More
Active Teaching and Learning in Schools Is making Positive Changes in Teachers, in Africa
Pheobe William from the rural primary school of Upendo English Medium Primary School in Magu, Tanzania, had little teaching preparation before agreeing to be one of the first teachers to participate in a new teacher training program... Read More