Commitment to Action

Improving the World through Information Technology

Commitment by

Coppin State University

In 2009, Coppin State University committed to establishing an Institute for Local and Global Community Engagement, which will use information technology to connect local and global communities. Coppin State University will create a series of global virtual classrooms where people can use video conferencing and digital stories to share best practices. Coppin State University will collaborate with teachers in the developing world, particularly Africa, to develop a curriculum that trains teachers at all levels how to use IT to improve the world. Coppin University will partner with primary and secondary schools in Africa and the US, as well as at least two African universities.

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Commitment

Improving the World through Information Technology

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$800,000

Region

Africa, Northern America

Countries

KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA, United States

Commitment by

Coppin State University

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Cleveland Elementary School, Spartanburg, South Carolina, University of Nairobi, Pretoria High School For Girls, Baltimore City Public Schools