Skip Zilla wrote to me wondering what would be a good way to encourage the creators/CEO's of Web 2.0 programs to participate in Classroom 2.0.
I think it could be really valuable to have their participation here, and think that Gina (the CEO of Ning) has set a good example already for their ability to participate and be helpful. I can see some really, REALLY good interaction with the program creators and discussions about features and use.
Do we need to set any parameters for their participation? My initial instinct is that we don't, and that the community will be self-policing if there is a sense that the network is being used in inappropriate ways for promoting a certain program. The community is going to react much more positively to a real contributor than a self-promoter. When Ning rolls out the group feature, it may allow even more opportunity for good dialog this way.
I've also wondered about maybe doing a screencast interview series focusing on the use of actual Web 2.0 tools in education. I think that makes a lot of sense.
What are other thoughts?