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Supercourse: Call For Submissions of Lectures on Biotechnology

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Supercourse: Call For Submissions of  Lectures on Biotechnology

The Library of Alexandria, Supercourse (http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/index.htm), and the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) are joining forces to create the first-ever virtual repository of lectures on biotechnology.  The objective of this partnership is to widen the reach of the best scientific knowledge available on biotechnology so that teachers and learners everywhere may access it.   

You can participate by submitting your best Power Point lectures to GKI-Supercourse who are developing the module and uploading the lectures (sara@gkinitiative.org or Ronlaporte@aol.com).  Join Nina Fedoroff (Science and Technology Advisor to the US Secretary of State), Ismail Serageldin, Jonathan Gressel, C.S. Prakash, Piero Morandini, Joachim von Braun, Moisés Burachik and many other noted experts in the field who have already offered their biotechnology-related lectures to the module so that others may view them, learn from them, and teach from them.   
Building on the success of Supercourse and the Library of Alexandria in developing a module on public health (http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/assist/topicsearch.htm), that has been used by over 500 million teachers and learners globally, GKI-Supercourse is now harvesting the best lectures on biotechnology to launch a Biotechnology GKI-Supercourse Module for the world to access.  

To participate we need only ask that you follow a few quick, simple steps to allow us to bring your lecture to the attention of hundreds of thousands of researchers and future generations of scientists:

Step 1:  Please send an email attaching your Power Point lecture authorizing us—GKI’s Chief Operating Officer, Sara Farley and Supercourse’s Executive Director, Ron LaPorte—to use the Power Point you prepared.
 Step 2:   GKI-Supercourse reviews the lecture to discern what annotation is required, if any, so that a non-expert might understand the content of your presentation from the slides.              
 Step 3:    Once any annotation is complete, GKI-Supercourse may translate select presentations into multiple languages so that researchers, scientists, and learners across the globe can access your work in the language most useful to them.   Historically, Supercourse has translated lectures into 10 languages.
Step 4:    GKI-Supercourse launches the lecture on the Supercourse site, the Library of Alexandria site, and soon after, the website of the Global Knowledge Initiative.  

GKI-Supercourse is thrilled to provide global access to the scientific knowledge you generate so that the best science can be shared widely.
Contact:  Sara Farley, GKI Chief Operating Officer:  sara@gkinitiative.org; 202-334-2535; Ron LaPorte, Supercourse Executive Director:  ronaldlaporte@gmail.com.