ONE BILLION HEARTS AND MINDS

Learning Management Platform

The purpose of the community engagement group’s 1BHM initiative is to expand the world’s perception of where we live to include Earth, Mearth, and the Moon, thus outspreading our reach of opportunities and the improvements, innovations, and enhancements to life that we have the boundless potential to generate.

This educational sharing and awareness expansion are made possible through a digital network portal—the learning management platform—that provides places and working “tools” for sharing information (such as coursework, research, programs, ideas, projects, audios, videos, etc.), retrieving materials (such as course units, assignments, projects, programs, etc.), and engaging in collaborative efforts with other participants throughout the world.

Before you discount your own ability to participate, realize that 1BHM is not restricted to the typical classes, such as science or engineering that we traditionally have associated with space. Rather, it is just the opposite! **(See Educational below.) 1BHM establishes a central location for educators to find pre-created courses and blocks so that they can easily add Mearth related materials into their coursework. Don’t just think space. Think psychology courses that now include a section on the challenges of living on the far side of the Moon where one does not see Earth. A logistics course that includes a block on moving humans and product back and forth from Earth to the International Space Station. A history, biology, chemistry, poetry, law, finance, travel, or art course where educators share their curriculum with others for instantaneous insertion into their classes on a global scale. For example, the first teacher to join this effort, University of Maryland’s Professor Michael Pecht PhD is enthusiastically working with Project Moon Hut’s team to design and incorporate materials related to Mearth and the Moon into his electronics and radiation courses. In the future, as more “Professor Pechts” join the platform, the community will have already posted materials and tools at visitors’ disposal.

  • 1BHM makes the experiences of participation inclusive, educational, easy, and enjoyable:

  • Inclusive Project Moon Hut makes it possible for everyone to become involved and has recognized six sub-groups of like-minded people to enhance their experiences: Administrators, Teachers, Students, Researchers, Event Planners, and Enthusiasts.

  • **Educational Beyond the typical courses we traditionally link to space, such as science courses, Project Moon Hut’s platform is intended to foster space-related learning/knowledge in all academic disciplines and areas of interest. For example, a psychology course might now contain a unit on the Overview Effect which addresses a person’s newly expanded (and perhaps mind-jarring) perspective of the Earth, something slightly more than 500 humans have experienced thus far…now imagine 30,000 people experience it and millions more understand the topic. Consider, also, how a logistics class could include a block on special logistics, the moving of Mearth-based materials and products to Earth, etc.

  • Easy and Enjoyable The learning management platform makes sharing and gleaning simple and synergistic. Say one is a teacher who isn’t quite sure how to build space-related materials into their present curricula; enter the portal, see what others have done, learn how their efforts have fared, and try it oneself. Thereafter, share one’s own experiences, chat online with feedback, upload videos, course materials, etc. and watch the expansion of a billion hearts and minds.

GETTING INVOLVED WITH 1BHM

What Participants Can Expect

Project Moon Hut’s community engagement group seeks the participation of at least a billion people as quickly as possible as a means of inspiring hearts and minds, rapidly expanding opportunities, and delivering on the target of producing a box with a roof and a door on the Moon.

Its online learning platform is the network’s engine for 1BHM and provides digital solutions including educational tools, government resources, primary data, and alliance opportunities for the six aforementioned groups.

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Administrators

Who: Board members, principals, chancellors, counselors, superintendents, directors, government decision makers, alumni committee members, or anyone working in the capacity of administrator or decision.

Why: Decisions made at the top levels of education shape perspectives, determine resources and funding allocations, and have the power to impact the direction of countless lives. When these decision makers become more informed about the opportunities of space, their thinking becomes more forward oriented and the outcomes of their decisions are more likely to expand minds, foster innovation, and better prepare our workforces for the space opportunities of the future.

Benefits: Project Moon Hut is developing content to remove obstacles and give clarity to the roles that administrators play now and in the future. Audios, videos, papers, events, and curriculum offerings will be available to Administrators so that they can learn from each other and make their best decisions.

Teachers

Who: Teachers from pre-K through university, homeschoolers, trade school instructors, teachers’ aides, teaching assistants, counselors, or anyone working in the capacity of teacher.

Why: To expand the minds of students, teachers must first expand their own thinking and then make ready the course materials and instruction to transfer knowledge to their students. Given the fact that many teachers are already pressed for time or are limited to the constraints of pre-determined curricula, incorporating space-related materials should be made a simple, seamless, and effective task.

Benefits: Project Moon Hut provides (1) teaching materials and learning aids directly from our team, as well as it (2) fosters the sharing and expansion of ideas and tools among its participants so that teachers can quickly assess based on feedback what materials will effectively work with their students, minimizing the time associated with expanding space-related thinking among their students. Teachers will also have the opportunity to post their content—lesson plans, pictures, videos, assignments, homework, links, notes, and feedback on success—to share with their colleagues and peers.

Students

Who: Students of all ages, people who are enrolled in formal educational settings, trade-school students, adults with a desire to learn in groups or on their own, university-level students, anyone engaged in the role of student.

Why: What if learners young and old understood with more detail how the work performed on the International Space Station has already impacted the lives of many in different parts of the world: GPS, weather, mobile/cell phones, shipping, agriculture, air travel, media (TV, Radio), internet, etc. Furthermore, what if these students could visit an online platform that was as exciting as it were educational, a place where they could upload and share their space-related projects, activities, and achievements and where they could take with them new knowledge and tools? Imagine how their inspired desires to learn could transform our world into a better place as participants to prepare themselves to be skilled workers and innovative thinkers.

Benefits: Based on the premises that shared information breeds (new) knowledge, and that when people have fun learning, they seek out more opportunities to learn and share what they have learned, Project Moon Hut’s digital platform offers a multidimensional approach to expanding 1BM. Participants will be able to create groups, social networks, view the work of peers, and indirectly/directly provide information to participants in the other five groups that will improve the latter’s abilities to output higher quality material.

Researchers

Who: Researchers in all fields and subject areas, people interested in studies, research subjects, professors, innovators seeking more information about how space relates to/has the potential to impact a variety of disciplines not limited to medicine, technology, etc., anyone related to or engaged in research.

Why: Today’s space research is disseminated across so many different collective locations that finding content can be problematic; a Google search for “space” brings up 3,240,000,000 results! Sharing content has had its challenges, too. Without the clout of an official research project, how does one share their findings and knowledge; how do they connect with potential colleagues with whom they can synergistically share information and accelerate the benefits that research has to offer?

Benefits: The community at large would gain access to research to which they may otherwise not have exposure. Researchers worldwide can come together to collaborate, synthesize, and generate new knowledge. Project Moon Hut’s learning platform opens doors of knowledge and opportunity to people outside typical silos such as university settings. The 14-year-old enthusiast as well as the 55-year-old professor/researcher can access the same compiled research, tagged and indexed findings, and organized videos, audios, papers, and documents in different categories while using the Project Moon Hut classification system and taxonomy, thus more easily sharing content and developing new solutions for tomorrow’s world.

Event Planners

Who: Event planners working within any industry/field/academic area, individuals and groups who organize and host competitions in both public and private sectors, museum curators and directors, nonprofit event organizers, anyone who plans events related to furthering knowledge and opportunities.

Why: Infuse space-based thinking and opportunities into events that are attended by people interested in academic areas, innovations, and forward-oriented possibilities. People accustomed to learning and/or who enjoy expanding their minds are already planners, workers, participants, entrants, and attendees of these types of events, so they are likely to want a place to find new ideas, learn from others’ experiences, share what they have achieved through the learning management platform.

Benefits: Project Moon Hut equips event planners (and their participants) with plug and play programs making the addition of Mearth related thinking an exciting adventure. The 1B©M platform becomes a place where people can post winning projects and educational exercises from space events, thus offering to people from all six groups the chance glean ideas for their own events, curricula, industry, work, lifestyle improvements, educational experiences, and more.

Enthusiasts

Who: From toddlers to the most age-advanced elders in society, anyone interested in space, space exploration, and the opportunities that they both promise.

Why: Regardless of past experience or lack thereof related to space, over a variety of interests or life experiences, spanning geographic locations and cultures, and whether one enters the portal to share or learn, Project Moon Hut welcomes all, because one just never knows from where or when the next great contribution will come. Project Moon Hut does not discriminate; it seeks to override traditional silos in its effort to improve life for everyone.

Benefits: Enthusiasts can expand their view of “where we live” to include Mearth and the Moon. As members of the 1B©M movement, they become integral to the wave of opportunities that open to humankind when people make the effort and dare to think bigger.