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Our Mission

Building a knowledge ecology around teaching/learning

Our mission is to connect and collaborate with instructors/professors, practitioners, experts, community stakeholders around the world to create a "knowledge ecology" of information/resources centered around creating the most innovative teaching and learning strategies for sociology, criminology, and criminal justice courses/programs., with a specific focus on creating the most effective/engaging learning environments.

 

Preparing Students with Contemporary/Relevant Life, Job, and Community Skills

A collaborative environment where where instructors/professors, practitioners, experts, and community stakeholders can connect and collaborate around preparing students in our fields with the most contemporary and relevant job skills, as well as preparing them to as sensible/responsible citizens and community members. 

Free Access to Innovative/Effective Teaching/Learning Resources

Our goal is to provide free access to these resources to professionals our fields that also share the same affinity/passion for teaching, learning, and properly preparing our youth for their roles in life, work, and communities. 

Using the Power of New Learning, Collaborative Intelligence, and Productive Diversity to:

Create More Equitable Learning Environments

Our mission is to use New Learning theory to harness the power of technology, productive diversity, active-learning, and collaborative intelligence, to create learning environments, courses, and programs that are more learner-centered and equitable. This means engaging students with authentic lectures, learning materials/activities, and assessments that promote self-directed learning and active knowledge-making.

Address, Study, and Propose Solutions to Contemporary Social Problems/Issues

We will bring instructors/professors, practitioners, experts, and community stakeholders together in an interactive social knowledge ecology system where they collaborate in real-time together to address, study, and propose solutions to complex social problems/issues. 

Collaborators will create, co-create, and access to information/resources that aids academic professionals in becoming the best course/program designers possible. We will work together to create, co-create, and develop access policies, practices, and approaches to teaching/learning that stay commensurate with the rapid changing human movement and sociocultural changes around the world. Community stakeholders will access student work, projects, and other knowledge created from our system around potential solutions to complex social problems.

 

We will build this knowledge ecology to maximize our collaborative intelligence to not only developing better teaching/learning strategies and practices, but also using their power to bring diverse groups of students, instructors, and experts together to help solve real-world problems that are important to our community and its stakeholders. This means building online resources where students can collaborate and share their resources with other students, instructors, experts, and community stakeholders. Keep an open dialogue and open body of knowledge and discussion developing around studying/addressing important social issues across communities/jurisdictions. 

 

Stakeholders will collaborate with instructors, students, and experts face-to-face through experiential learning, collaborative learning projects, multimodal course/capstone projects, as well as collaborate online to build timely and relevant knowledge around analyses of, and potential solutions to, complex social problems/issues in their communities. 

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