New Online Library Aims to ‘Equalise’ Science Education

The World Library of Science, launched by UNESCO and two partners on 10 November, will give students and teachers around the world access to the latest science information and the opportunity to create a “global community for science education”, the developers say.

The library – WLoS – ‘contains’ more than 300 articles, 25 eBooks and some 70 videos, as well as a digital platform that “provides a community hub” for learning, according to UNESCO, which created the site jointly with the international Nature Education publishing group and the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche.

The United Nations agency says it will “dedicate special attention to training teachers and students in least developed countries” in how to use the WLoS, so as to “equalise” and “accelerate” science education. …

… The library will be accessible to internet users everywhere in the world, at no cost. The majority of the content is for university-level students, giving them resources to “complement their learning”.

For educators, meanwhile, it will provide support and concrete ideas on how to “present complex scientific concepts”, the creators say. It also offers a searchable database of content that is peer reviewed.<Read more.>

Via Alecia D McKenzie, University World News.

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