My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham, MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'e-learning and online teaching' group, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:
Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.
Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win a competition for startup funding on ideablob.com. You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975 . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.
Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!
Hi, Aniya i will be taking up a new career in teaching by September, so i hope classroom 2.0 will make my life easier when i start,its really going to be an exciting career for me i know.
Aniya, its great to know that u are half Nigeria,and i know there will be so much to learn and share with you..
I had a look at your blog! There's some very interesting ideas there, thanks. You might like to check out the Skoolaborate site and videos on youtube, where students from different countries are communicating in teen second life. I'm hoping to pop over to Italy at some stage, as I'm a Da Vinci fan!
I used to work in a school where they are integrating the Reggio Emelia philosophy, and redesigning the teaching and learning environment.
I hope you enjoy Classroom 2.0!
My blog is at http://globalmantra.blgospot.com.
I'm going to document my trip to UAE there.
Well, I am a Mac Tech who does tech integration as well as going for his repair certification. Although, I have self appointed myself a "mac guru/cyber hero" not that it has helped me financially here in my district.
I'm jealous that u have an iPhone is this a 3G iPhone? I've been pondering weather or not I should get one. But if you wouldn't mind paying my monthly bill, I'll fork over the 200 for the phone ;-)
Hello Aniya Great to see you here. I have done a couple of sessions teaching online but just love using videoconferencing with my students. (I am from Australia) What software do you use for teaching online. One of my favourites is elluminate and I love the ease of skype
Hi Aniya, my greetings from Germany! I focus on Web 2.0 apps in the classroom. Feel free to check some of my sites. And I ´v e created the biggest group on CR 2.0 called DigiSkills with now 361 members. Would love if you decide to join this group about digital teaching methods.