Using technology to expand learning: helping farmers prosper
The Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty and hunger is the focus for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). COL operates on the principle that a massive expansion of learning is a requirement for achieving this and other MDGs. However, learning needs are so massive that conventional face-to-face instruction cannot address the scale of the challenge. There are simply not enough teachers and agricultural extension workers to go around. COL believes that using technology is the way to expand learning. Technology has already transformed most aspects of life, including agriculture. It is time to apply it to learning.