The Schlumberger Excellence Educational Development (SEED):
A Global Website for Learning Science. www.SEED.slb.com
During 2002-04 the MaMaMedia Professional Services Group (MPSG) has been conceptualizing and developing a series of online software simulations, activities and visualizations to enrich the SEED Online Science Center -- the place where the Schlumberger Corporation scientists and engineers share their knowledge and experience with learners and teachers from around the world.
The Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) program connects disadvantaged school children in developing countries to the Internet, shares the real world of science through a multilingual online science center, and facilitates collaborative projects among school children around the world. The program offers young people a tangible opportunity to participate in the economic and social advantages afforded by access to new knowledge and technologies. SEED vision is to build a learning community that dissolves barriers and creates connections. SEED draws upon three particular Schlumberger resources: people who are willing and motivated to share their knowledge and time, expertise in networking technology and a range of science disciplines, and a long-standing presence in over 100 countries.
SEED operates through three program components:
- A Connectivity Grant Program offering financing and technical assistance to connect disadvantaged schools in economically developing countries to the Internet.
- A multilingual online Science Center that shares the knowledge and expertise of Schlumberger scientists and engineers with 10-18 year olds around the world, and
- Collaborative Projects where SEED facilitates collaboration between school children around the world to encourage teamwork and project-based learning.