Hi, My name is Deborah J. Boyd and I am working on my PhD in Educational Leadership with Keiser University. I am a cross-over from IT. I got both my degrees in IT Online through CTU. My goal in Education is to convert the American School System to a hybrid or blended system that brings technology with live teachers to maximum use. My method for doing this is individual curriculum. I have witnessed a wonderful platform that was originally developed to help autistic people but it will work for everyone. It has maximum flexibility and real time assessment. I mean...ask any teacher and grading papers is the least favorite activity they engage in. Most prefer live interaction. This is especially true at the PhD level. So we observe the pre-K student and theorize what method they are most comfortable with for learning. Now this original evaluation might be perfect but we will be lucky if we get 50% accuracy. This makes no difference because we can do the same evaluation each year and adjust. Each student, yes, beginning in grade 1, gets a laptop computer that stays with them. Actually we automatically store all events on the computer via CLOUD so if they lose the computer we can download to another. The teacher and support personnel can then analyze the computer data with no psychological effect on the student. It is almost impossible for anyone to understand how they are perceived by someone else. So we develop modules of education that teach at least 3 subjects at once but in about 6 different methods. This is based on the known methods of learning found in the broad culture. The teachers in this case are going to have many different roles to play but instead of computers doing away with teachers they add more. Don't believe me? I am 61 and I can remember when the paper industry said the computers would put them out of business. We use more paper today that was even remotely predicted in 1960. Online education is not "stealing from traditional Universities" but expanding the base at lightening speed. Now some jerk in Iowa is bent on proving that For-Profit Colleges are bad. Iowa is not one of the states closing the gap in minority completion rates. This may very well be because there are so few minorities in Iowa they are not even showing in the statistics. Check the Education Trust Reports available online.
Hi, My name is Anthony Orme. I am a teacher in England and I am researching Web 2.0 technologies. One of the things I would like to know is how social networking sites could be used for schools to promote themselves. Currently social networks are filtered in school so students cannot access them apart from at home. The school would only be able to use the social networking sites when students are at home. I am thinking of some uses that we could use it for, for example, events and photographs of events.
I am wondering if anyone has any experience of this that they might be able to comment on for me and if possible show me their examples.
For those people that use it already for the purposes I am looking into. These are the questions I would like answered:
What made you use social networking sites in promoting your business?
How did you go about using social networking sites in promoting your business?
How long did it take your customers to locate your pages?
What advantages and disadvantages as using social networking sites been to your business?
Are there any areas you have tried out on social networking sites that you will not be doing again?
Are there any areas that you have tried out on social networking sites that you will be taking full advantage again in the future?
hi,myself Shyam Sunder Malhotra,a teacher by heart and by profession,aims to have Education for all and Education to all.Myself from India,state Haryana,Hometown Indri and my workplace is St.Simran Public School,Indri.
Hi everyone. My name is Marita Glowacki and I am a German/Spanish teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ. I look forward to sharing ideas with other educators and am excited to be here.
If that seems like more than what you have time to do, take a look at Global Dreamers. Go to "share" and look at projects from past years to see the type of thing that is done. There are even some ongoing projects that are continued year after year.
I also personally run a few projects: Check out jbarnstable.org and look under the "projects" button.