GEC Platform is an educational sector first. It offers comprehensive, student-centric access to DEI data – something no other map could.
GEC projects’ strong safeguarding practices allowed them to quickly adapt and respond during the COVID-19 pandemic, safeguarding girls safely while creating more effective responses.
The GEC Platform
Contrasting with traditional survey-based approaches that often emphasize majority narratives, the GEC Platform takes an intersectional approach by highlighting those most negatively affected by various factors within a school’s DEI landscape. This allows schools to take targeted actions efficiently, channeling resources where they’re truly needed.
This platform goes above and beyond Department of Education data collection guidelines by looking at crucial factors such as socio-economic status, neuro-diversity, and safety – giving every student a voice instead of only those who speak up loudest or are most visible – an unprecedented feat in DEI data platforms worldwide.
GEC stands out as a comprehensive language system by offering cultural integration and an extensive library of multimedia learning materials, enabling users to track their progress as they make strides toward proficiency. Furthermore, its emphasis on live tutoring and conversational practice gives users access to other learners from around the globe and allows them to form connections with them all at the same time.
Censorship-evasion tools provided by Google that allow citizens in countries like Russia to bypass state media “blackouts” are another key asset in the digital fight against disinformation. These technologies could assist governments like Ukraine that are vulnerable to Russian influence campaigns, as well as aid the broader struggle against global censorship.
GEC Platform goes beyond offering comprehensive and dynamic e-learning portals; it also features an easy-to-use action plan creator that enables leadership teams to build data-driven DEI roadmaps based on expert recommendations quickly. Furthermore, its extensive and constantly updated e-learning resources are displayed in a user-friendly ‘Netflix style’ training hub, so students have access to them when needed.
Although the GEC made commendable efforts to promote transparency and accountability, other issues still need to be resolved. A lack of a permanent director and staffing matters have significantly impeded its mission fulfillment, and registration with FARA has not occurred as required. These must all be addressed for it to fulfill its mandate effectively and fairly.
The GEC Toolkit
The GEC Toolkit equips schools with an abundance of DEI resources to assist them in creating a data-driven DEI road map, including an action plan creator with inbuilt expert recommendations and an easy user experience that allows leadership teams to pinpoint areas of need immediately implemented by staff. Furthermore, its innovative intersectionality approach goes beyond conventional survey methodologies in that it seeks to identify minority voices that may be negatively affected by your school demographic data – this marks a first in DEI data platforms and underscores GEC’s unwavering dedication to true inclusion!
The Global Education Activity Toolkit is a collection of free and low-cost activities to advance student global awareness. These can be used in teaching across disciplines, extracurricular programs such as international clubs or Scouts, homeschooling, community service learning, or special occasions like holiday celebrations.
This toolkit was created as part of a DF ECHO-supported project between Save the Children, NORCP, Translators without Borders, and REACH to strengthen rapid education response capacities for humanitarian crises. This practical resource and advocacy toolkit provides country or field level Education teams, practitioners, and coordinators with various tools that demonstrate why education should be included as part of initial humanitarian responses.
When comparing GEC tools, it is essential to take both their core value and supplemental benefits into consideration. Grammarly’s additional value was particularly notable, outperforming most other devices evaluated with its correction of apparent errors and enhancement of writing quality. Note, however, that its unnecessary changes slightly outweighed any helpful suggestions made. This is particularly relevant if using this tool for professional purposes, as the additional changes could take up too much of your time revising them back out again. Accelerator and AuthorOne fared better in this respect, offering less frequent yet more beneficial alterations to the text. They both provided more excellent supplemental value with fewer unnecessary suggestions compared to their peers, yet their core corrections fell below those of top performers.
The GEC Student Module
GEC students enjoy studying subjects they find most rewarding without the constraints of a typical school timetable, receiving extensive study materials, and being assigned a tutor to guide their studies. Students can ask any questions and receive corrective actions from their tutor when needed; parents are also actively engaged and invited to engage with GEC through open dialogues with one another.
GEC courses offer an innovative learning experience that can be completed more quickly than traditional university degree programs. GEC students also have access to an abundance of online resources from anywhere around the world – these resources include videos and podcasts designed to aid their study, as well as virtual chat services that enable communication with tutors and classmates.
This unique learning experience can assist students in building an in-depth knowledge of global engineering practices and practices across cultures. Students can then more efficiently cross cultural borders while contributing to the internationalization of technical professions. The GEC project offers an expansive library of global engineering work scenarios for instruction and assessment purposes as well as related scholarly materials – free access or subscription packages can be purchased for premium plans.
GEC also offers its students a flexible payment plan, enabling them to save up to 60% off the total cost of education while managing finances more easily and making the most out of their education experience. This enables students to maximize their potential.
The GEC platform has gained significant momentum, as evidenced by its impressive numbers. Now partnered with over 300 DEI experts and engaging with over 260 schools, this powerful resource has enabled schools to build extraordinarily inclusive organizations. For maximum effectiveness, however, schools need an in-depth knowledge of student issues – this is where the GEC team’s new Staff Module comes into play; to truly build inclusive organizations, you must also maintain an inclusive culture.
The GEC Staff Module
The GEC staff module was created specifically for faculty in order to help guide them through the process of gathering data and creating meaningful surveys. It consists of slides providing a general overview of GEC platform features as well as links for collecting and analyzing data.
The Staff Module aims to assist faculty with creating surveys tailored to their students and classrooms. It includes strategies for writing questions aligned with the GEC framework and understanding how to analyze survey results. Furthermore, it emphasizes the significance of inclusive surveys, which produce results reflective of all students surveyed.
Faculty should use GEC survey results as a source for discussion and planning purposes. Faculty may wish to discuss them with colleagues from their department and across campus in order to share ideas and develop common approaches to the assessment process while reflecting upon how these results might enhance teaching styles or pedagogies within themselves.
Staff Module also highlights ways that staff can assist their students in appreciating the value of General Education modules and participating. This may involve creating an environment that fosters curiosity while encouraging risks in learning and providing adequate support as they navigate course requirements.
General Education modules should aim to cover subjects that are both broad and interdisciplinary, such as philosophy and history of different subject areas, as well as seminar-type classes. Furthermore, GE modules should not be time-limited but rather feature mandatory final end-of-semester exams to encourage students to focus their studies throughout the semester and take the modules seriously.