By Kim Jones, Curriki CEO
I recently returned from a trip to Waseda University in Japan, where we proudly launched Curriki Japan, the first of Curriki’s international affiliates! We are thrilled to announce that many of the same high-quality teaching and learning resources found on Curriki have been translated into Japanese by the all-volunteer Curriki Japan team and are now available to Japanese educators, parents and students for free.
The Curriki Japan team will also develop new Japanese content, including materials about Japanese history and culture that educators outside of Japan may use in their classrooms. At this time, there are 200+ resources that have been translated, with new resources being added each month.
Held at the prestigious Waseda University, the Curriki Japan event was attended by over 300 educators, parents, students, and interested citizens, as well as leaders from Waseda University and Curriki. Waseda University developed the affiliate program in Japan to fill the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who have lesser opportunity by making digital Open Educational Resources (OER) available for free on the web.
By leveraging the power of technology, Curriki Japan is giving all students the same opportunity to access world-class learning materials for free, according to Professor Emeritus Muraoka of the School of Engineering and Science at Waseda University.
Curriki continues to be an inspiring global community where educators, parents and students can collaborate, create, learn, and connect with others. Would you please share this news with friends, relatives or colleagues who live in Japan or speak Japanese?