FAQ

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions about iEARN

What countries are involved?

See an updated list of countries

What ages/grades are iEARN students?

iEARN students range from 5-19 and include students from the primary to secondary education.  iEARN may also work with a number of colleges and university education programs and teacher training institutes.

How many schools participate in iEARN?

Internationally, there are approximately 30,000 schools and youth organizations in iEARN.

What kind of Internet connection is required?

It is possible to participate in iEARN projects with any level of connection, whether via the WWW or via e-mail.

What materials are available to iEARN participants?

  • iEARN Project Book- see www.iearn.org/iearn-project-book for links to a pdf download of the Annual Project Description Booklet.
  • iEARN also provides "News Flashes" via e-mail to all participants every month to provide an overview of all that is happening across the network.
  • Access to all online discussion forums and online searchable people database and project database.

Can my students work in Arabic? in English? in Kiswahili? in Persian? in Spanish? in French? in Portuguese?

Yes! See the Language Resource Page, which provides links to these and many other language communities and resources within iEARN.

How can I find out what projects are currently happening in iEARN?

There are a number of ways to find current projects in the network. In addition to the Project Description Book which is mailed out to all members yearly, there is also the searchable project database on the WWW.

What kind of support does iEARN provide?

iEARN provides many levels of support. In addition to the materials listed above, iEARN provides on-line support.  Please contact your country coordinator or the iEARN International Office at:  iearn @ iearn.org

What is the cost for participating schools?

Sign up for more information about membership in iEARN, as each country has its own process for joining.

May I link to iEARN?

Sure. We would be happy to have help spreading the word about the projects that students and teachers are working on in iEARN. Please contact your country coordinator for more information.