Development of a free online multimedia "dashboard" and database to enable sharing community activities and civic engagement programs that promote education in democracy for young people in more than 65 countries.
The Center for Civic Education seeks a Level II Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to develop a prototype of a free online multimedia dashboard and database that will enable more than 1.5 million young people in more than 65 countries participating in the Center’s Project Citizen program to share their public policy initiatives with audiences beyond their immediate communities. It will allow middle and high school students to work easily with peers in their school and other schools as well as scholars and public officials in their communities and in other countries, using online interaction and digital media to increase the impact of their joint endeavors. The online database of student public policy projects will grow with each posting and will be searchable by topic, location, and other criteria. Integrated social networking tools will allow students to share ideas directly with other students across the nation and around the world.