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Navigating COVID-19 - A Strategic Initiative

HKE - PREP Program

Hajirah Khalil Endowment (HKE) - Public Regional Education Program (PREP)

Digital learning anyplace, anytime, and at any pace!

Our Mission: Provide Lawful Resources, Tools and "Collaborative Learning Open License"



As an unpredictable consequence of COVID-19, NOW, the entire Educational Ecosystem is focused on how to implement meaningful Distance Learning Programs. Policy Makers, Educators, School Boards are devising plans, Teachers are sharing assignments, Parents and Students are figuring out how to accomplish school\ college work at home.

GDN in collaboration with Strategic Partners, is committed to provide qualified users FREE Open Licence of an all-in-one project management Platform for Collaborative Learning, to implement Meaningful, Transparent and Scalable Distance Learning Tools, in accordance with the Policy Framework of US NSTC.

 Global Network of Educators collaborate to diagnose challenges and how to implement Technology wisely
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Strategic Collaboration

Potential Strategic Collaboration UNDER EVALUATION with nine dedicated Institutions/ Organization which are already functional and are part of the School Systems and communities, globally, to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student.


Skill Development

Learning and Innovation Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communications and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation.

Digital Literacy Skills: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Literacy.

Career and Life: Initiative and Self-direction, Social and Cross-Cultural Interaction, Productivity and Accountability, Flexibility and Adaptability.  top of page 

Performance Standards


The ISTE Educational Technology Standards (formerly National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are a set of standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to leverage the use of technology in K-12 Education. These are sometimes intermixed with information and communication technologies (ICT) skills. In 2007 NETS issued a series of six performance indicators (only the first four are on their website as of 2016):

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts

Educational Structure


Global Movement

21st century skills comprise skills, abilities, and learning Dispositions that have been identified as being required for success in 21st century society and Workplaces by educators, business leaders, academics, and governmental agencies. This is part of a growing international movement focusing on the skills required for students to master in preparation for success in a rapidly changing, Digital Society. Many of these skills are also associated with Deeper Learning, which is based on mastering skills such as Analytic Reasoning, complex Problem Solving, and teamwork. These skills differ from traditional academic skills in that they are not primarily knowledge-based content.

ICT Literacy Panel Digital Literacy Standards (2007)

In 2007 the Educational Testing Service (ETS) ICT Literacy Panel released its Digital Literacy Standards:

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) proficiencies:

A person possessing these skills would be expected to perform these tasks for a particular set of information: access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create/publish/present. The emphasis is on proficiency with Digital Tools.

Digital Study Rooms

HKE - Public Regional Education Program (HKE-PREP

GDN is proudly associated with Hajirah Khalil Endowment (HKE) - Public Regional Education Program (PREP), an exclusive endowment program to provide Broadband Infrastructure to member colleges;  communities; schools; and universities.

To provide subsidized services to the needy communities, GDN Board of Directors has adopted a resolution to devote a reasonable percentage of its net revenue to the endowment, each year.

PREP Mission is to organize the local communities to ensure that each educational institution has the required broadband tools available, within their geographical boundaries, to access global resources for quality education. GDN supports HKE efforts that public engagement, community support, and adequate resources are essential to minimize digital divide. We expect community-based organizations can play a central role in making PREP a real success and building broad support for quality education.

PREP Highlights 

  • To provide infrastructure for affordable broadband access and information technologies services to member colleges;  communities; schools; and universities.
  • The objective is to ensure that all deserving members regardless of income or geography can participate in and benefit from new information technologies, through PREP infrastructure.
  • PREP services will include enriched curriculum, distance learning, online assessment, web-based homework, increased communication between parents, students and their educators, and increased access to global information resources.
  • Five years (JUL 2017 - JUN 2023) target is to provide subsidized access to 5,000 study rooms, each year. Top of Page^
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