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The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers. The vision of this Project is to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization. The Global Teaching and Learning Project is part of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information.

The UN Cyberschoolbus captures the growing potential of the Internet as an educational tool and provides an effective medium with which to disseminate information and resources about international affairs, as well as bring together diverse communities of students and educators from around the world. Within the Cyberschoolbus site there are a number of activities and projects that teach students about global issues in an interactive, engaging and fun way.

The specific aims of the Cyberschoolbus are:

  • To create an on-line global education community;
  • To create educational action projects to show students that they have a role in finding solutions to global problems;
  • To give students a voice in global issues;
  • To provide high-quality teaching resources to a wide range of educators in a cost-effective manner.

    As is the nature of the Internet and technology in general, the Cyberschoolbus site is constantly evolving. Over the next few years the site will take on new directions and projects. Through increased collaboration with other organizations and UN agencies, the Cyberschoolbus will continue to provide students a forum for learning about the world in which they live.

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