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World Virtual School
About Me (biography or organization description)
Diana Muir is the Founder of the Hawking Institute, Inc., a non-profit educational entity whose mission is to provide free, K-16 education to 3rd world countries via the Internet in a handicapped accessible format, with state of the art technology.
Over the past thirty years, Ms. Muir has taught as a middle school, high school, and college instructor in the fields of Music Education, History, Sociology, Genealogy, Paralegal Studies, and Computer Applications. A 20-year veteran of the Army Reserves, Ms. Muir completed her doctoral work at the University of Iowa in Curriculum Development and the Sociology of Education in June of 2000. Ms. Muir is widely published regarding the topics of online education and the future of education, at both national and international conferences, and in professional publications.
Ms. Muir currently serves as the Chief Education Officer for the Hawking Institute and works as the Owner/Operator of the World Virtual School which has developed an online middle school, high school, and career technical certificate program, entirely over the internet.
Areas of Interest/Expertise and Types of Services Provided
Around the globe, women are less likely than men to have access to technology. This is a gap that exists in developing and developed countries alike. With an aim to address this issue and propose ways to empower young women, ECOSOC and ITU hosted a…