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CW4WAfghan staff and volunteers were saddened to hear of the passing of Shannon Zwicker. Shannon helped found the Edmonton Chapter and is lovingly remembered for her dedication to enriching the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan. Libby Bolstler, Edmonton Chapter President, says,"Shannon was certainly the engine behind the origins of the Edmonton Chapter. I know when I joined a few years ago, I was impressed with her energy and positive approach to everything we did. We miss her greatly!"
Dr. Lauryn Oates will be presenting at the Open Education Global Conference in Poland in April 2016 and has had a paper accepted. Abstract: The Darakht-e Danesh (‘knowledge tree’) Online Library is the first open educational resource (OER) initiative in Afghanistan, established to enhance teacher subject-area knowledge, access and use of learning materials, and to foster more diverse teaching methodologies in order to improve learning outcomes in Afghan classrooms.