History of Microscholarships

Last update 2011-08-24 08:00:04 Creation date 2011-08-22 15:42:22
  • Description
    Microscholarships are extending the microfinance revolution to learning. As used in developing countries, Microscholarships typically entail small amounts of money-typically ranging from $5 to $50 - for students and jobseekers in acquire new skills and certifications. Read more here : http://is.gd/microscholarships
    Posted 2011-08-24 08:00:04 by dineshtantri
  • Examples
    - Kyrgyzstan eCenters http://is.gd/KyrgyzMicroSchol

    - Horizon Lanka Microscholarships http://microscholarships.org

    - MamaMikes Kenya http://is.gd/KenyaMicroSchol

    - English Access Microscholarships http://is.gd/EngAccessMicroSchol
    Posted 2011-08-23 16:09:32 by openworld
  • Examples
    - Kyrgyzstan eCenters http://is.gd/KyrgyzMicroSchol

    - Horizon Lanka Microscholarships http://microscholarships.org

    - MamaMikes Kenya http://is.gd/KenyaMicroSchol

    - English language learning
    Posted 2011-08-23 16:07:27 by openworld
  • Visual
    http://socialcompare.com/u/1108/horizonlankamicroscholarships_a634b136abfc17fc7074ed4341b10988.jpg http://socialcompare.com/u/1108/horizonlankamicroscholarships-uufh6ph.jpg
    Posted 2011-08-23 16:03:53 by openworld
  • 6. DECISION – next action
    POSITIVE

    - I'm ready to apply for a microscholarship (links to be inserted by each)
    - I'm ready to start planning a microscholarship intiative
    - I'm ready to donate to an existing local or global microscholarship initiative
    - I'm ready to help fill gaps in this Uplift Pattern

    NEGATIVE

    - I am not interested in Microscholarships

    UNSURE

    - I need to know more about microscholarships
    Posted 2011-08-23 16:02:03 by openworld
  • Examples
    - Kyrgyzstan eCenters

    - Horizon Lanka Microscholarships http://microscholarships.org

    - MamaMikes Kenya

    - English language learning
    Quote
    "extending the microfinance revolution to learning"
    When to use
    - when you want to fund tuition for students at entrepreneurial schools for the poor

    - when you want to widen local or global access to eLearning and online certifications

    - when you want to fund work-study "microprojects" that help learners gain experience, references, and track records (useful for entry into freelance marketplaces)

    2. CHALLENGE(S) - tensions addressed
    1) Rapid changes in markets and technologies are making old skills obsolete

    2) Traditional education systems are expensive and do not well prepare jobseekers for today's jobs markets
    5. TEST - what stakeholders think of steps
    - How can we be sure that microscholarships are being used for their intended purpose?

    - How can we confirm their effectiveness?

    - What systems exist to "crowdfund" microscholarships?

    - Will donors be willing to offer microscholarships on a self-funding basis?

    - Will communities be willing to convey land grants to endow local microscholarship funds, and adopt reforms to awaken their value?
    - Will recipients of microscholarships agree to "pay forward" (with a small part of their increased earnings) to help others?
    Posted 2011-08-22 19:46:15 by openworld
  • 4. STRATEGY - proposed steps to make the change
    1) Overview of strategy http://is.gd/seedsofchange

    2) Substrategies
    - (for students)
    - (for donors) http://is.gd/charity
    - (for public schools)
    - (for alternative schools)
    - (for governments)
    Potential allies & opponents
    Allies of microscholarships are likely to include ....

    Opponents of microscholarships are likely to include ....
    Posted 2011-08-22 19:30:33 by openworld
  • Potential allies & opponents
    Allies of microscholarships are likely to include ....
    Opponents of microscholarships are likely to include ....
    6. DECISION – next action
    POSITIVE

    - I'm ready to apply for a microscholarship
    - I'm ready to start planning a microscholarship intiative
    - I'm ready to donate to an existing local or global microscholarship initiative
    - I'm ready to help fill gaps in this Uplift Pattern

    NEGATIVE

    - I am not interested in Microscholarships

    UNSURE

    - I need to know more about microscholarships
    Related uplift patterns
    Microscholarships may relate to these other uplift patterns:

    - http://is.gd/kidsown
    - http://is.gd/altfunding
    - http://is.gd/microsocietyschools
    Posted 2011-08-22 19:29:22 by openworld
  • Pattern initiator (contact)
    Mark Frazier (@openworld) mfrazier at openworld dot com
    Posted 2011-08-22 18:34:44 by openworld
  • 6. DECISION – next action
    POSITIVE
    - I'm ready to apply for a microscholarship
    - I'm ready to start planning a microscholarship intiative
    - I'm ready to donate to an existing local or global microscholarship initiative
    - I'm ready to help fill gaps in this Uplift Pattern
    NEGATIVE
    - I am not interested in Microscholarships
    UNSURE
    - I need to know more about microscholarships
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:57:06 by openworld
  • 6. DECISION – next action
    POSITIVE
    - I'm ready to apply for a microscholarship
    - I'm ready to start planning a microscholarship intiative
    - I'm ready to donate to an existing local or global microscholarship initiative
    - I'm ready to help fill gaps in this Uplift Pattern
    NEGATIVE
    - I am not interested in Microscholarships UNSURE
    - I need to know more about microscholarships
    Related uplift patterns
    Microscholarships may relate to these other uplift patterns:
    - http://is.gd/kidsown
    - http://is.gd/altfunding
    - http://is.gd/microsocietyschools
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:55:20 by openworld
  • Examples
    - Kyrgyzstan eCenters
    - Horizon Lanka Microscholarships http://microscholarships.org
    - MamaMikes Kenya
    - English language learning
    6. DECISION – next action
    - I want to apply for a microscholarship
    - I want to set up a microscholarship intiative
    - I want to donate to an existing local or global microscholarship initiative
    - I want to do research on microscholarships
    - I want to fill gaps in this Uplift Pattern
    Gaps to be filled for this pattern
    Here are priority items to improve ....
    Related uplift patterns
    Microscholarships may relate to these other uplift patterns:
    Potential allies & opponents
    Allies of microscholarships are likely to include ....
    Allies of microscholarships are likely to include ....
    5. TEST - what stakeholders think of steps
    - How can we be sure that microscholarships are being used for their intended purpose?
    - How can we confirm their effectiveness?
    - What systems exist to "crowdfund" microscholarships?
    - Will donors be willing to offer microscholarships on a self-funding basis?
    - Will communities be willing to convey land grants to endow local microscholarship funds, and adopt reforms to awaken their value?
    - Will recipients of microscholarships agree to "pay forward" (with a small part of their increased earnings) to help others?
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:48:49 by openworld
  • 5. TEST - what stakeholders think of steps
    - Will donors be willing to make "challenge offers" of microscholarships?
    - Will communities be willing to convey land grants to endow local microscholarship funds, and adopt reforms to awaken their value?
    - Will recipients of microscholarships agree to "pay forward" (with a small part of their increased earnings) to help others?
    When not to use
    - when existing education solutions are satisfactory
    6. DECISION – next action
    - I want to apply for a microscholarship
    - I want to set up a microscholarship intiative
    - I want to donate to an existing local or global microscholarship initiative
    - I want to find out more about microscholarships
    - I want to fill gaps in this Uplift Pattern
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:42:19 by openworld
  • 4. STRATEGY - proposed steps to make the change
    1) Overview of strategy http://is.gd/seedsofchange
    2) Substrategies
    - (for students)
    - (for donors) http://is.gd/charity
    - (for public schools)
    - (for alternative schools)
    - (for governments)
    When to use
    - when you want to fund tuition for students at entrepreneurial schools for the poor
    - when you want to widen local or global access to eLearning and online certifications
    - when you want to fund work-study "microprojects" that help learners gain experience, references, and track records (useful for entry into freelance marketplaces)
    1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    There is now an affordable, scalable, and self-funding way to spread skills for students and jobseekers
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:31:36 by openworld
  • Subtitle
    microstipends for learning and skills certification
    Visual
    Quote
    "extending the microfinance revolution to learning"
    Examples
    - Kyrgyzstan eCenters
    - Horizon Lanka Microscholarships
    - MamaMikes Kenya
    - English language learning
    When to use
    - to fund tuition for students at entrepreneurial schools for the poor
    - to expand access to eLearning and online certifications
    - to fund work-study "microprojects" that help learners gain experience, references, and track records (useful for entry into freelance marketplaces)
    1. ATTRACTOR - what makes this interesting
    An affordable, scalable new way to spread skills for students and jobseekers
    2. CHALLENGE(S) - tensions addressed
    1) Rapid changes in markets and technologies are making old skills obsolete
    2) Traditional education systems are expensive and do not well prepare jobseekers for today's jobs markets
    3. OPPORTUNITY - vision of achievable change
    Hundreds of millions of people worldwide will be able to more quickly gain useful skills, and stay current with changing market needs
    4. STRATEGY - proposed steps to make the change
    1) Overview of strategy
    2) Substrategies
    - (for students)
    - (for donors) http://is.gd/charity
    - (for public schools)
    - (for alternative schools)
    - (for governments)
    5. TEST - what stakeholders think of steps
    - Will donors be willing to make "challenge offers"
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:27:52 by openworld
  • Name
    Microscholarships
    Subtitle
    bringing the microfinance revolution to learning
    Description
    http://is.gd/microscholarships
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:11:58 by openworld
  • Editor
    public
    Viewer
    public
    Posted 2011-08-22 17:05:18 by openworld
  • Gaps to be filled for this pattern
    [Key gaps in this pattern to fill]
    Visual
    Posted 2011-08-22 16:59:53 by openworld
  • Subtitle
    Moving visions to action
    FIELD 1
    Pattern Name (index)
    Visual
    Visual (icon)
    Posted 2011-08-22 16:52:08 by openworld
  • Gaps to be filled for this pattern
    [Pattern gaps to fill]
    Related uplift patterns
    [Related Patterns]
    Potential allies & opponents
    [Related parties - allies & opponents]
    Posted 2011-08-22 16:48:29 by openworld
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