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School / Work Affiliation
University of Illinois at Chicago
About Me
I admit to being a bit of a technology and information science geek. This is what can happen when you spend 5 years in film find work in academic IT. I was a district technology manager in a suburban NJ K-12 school district, where in my spare time I taught TV production to HS students (in a working TV studio). I have spent the last 15 years in higher education. Having worked at all levels of education with an undergradute degree in film and communicatiions -and a technological curiosity- finally lead me to pursuiung a master's in library and information science through the UIUC Grad School of LIS and their distance learning option, LEEP. This experience changed my expectations about the possibilities for and relationship between content, technology and teaching. Just think about how collaborative learning, electronic publications, digital libraries, distance education, digital rights, and the ability for wireless access of information will change the ways in which future generations will get and use information. How will this transform society, business, and education? Can social, business and such networks lead us to discover new ways to manage knowledge?

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Posted on November 27, 2007 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

Hi to all in C20,

This is my first post and I am very enthusiastic to learn about the many interesting ways in which you are advancing the practice of teaching using technology and hope that in some way I may contribute some worthwhile information.

Look forward to hearing from and sharing with you.


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At 5:43pm on December 29, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…
Hi Arnie,

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 You can find us at . 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, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 7:26am on December 10, 2007, Lucia said…
Hi Arnie
Many thanks for your contact. Yes I have started to explore KM as well as web 2.0 technologies as I definitely feel libraries need to provide to their public a much more robust introduction to social issues than possible by traditional media and which is outside the scope of education institutions.
I note that you have both a F&TV teaching background and LIS masters. I sense a kindred spirit in terms of the exciting possibilities which for me is in bringing together library collections and communities engaging with these.
Cheers Lucia
At 6:47pm on December 4, 2007, Paul Hardt said…
Hi Arnie,
Thanks for taking time to look at some of our video work. You commented "Have you looked at I2 video projects?" Sorry I'm so dense, but I'm not sure where to find these I2 vids. I've found a lot of others on this site. Can you redirect me?
At 9:04am on December 1, 2007, Paul Hardt said…
Hello Arnie,
I'm a newbie here as of last week. I am interested in what others are doing out there with tech and specifically video. Here is the link to my school. Please check out what we are doing under RESOURCES
At 4:33pm on November 30, 2007, Dr. Matthew Hughes said…
Arnie: Manoa is a beautiful spot. I taught at a private girls Catholic girls school (St. Francis) for two years before moving to the Big Island. Oh by the way, don't call it the Big Island. That's culturally inappropriate. The Big Island is Hawaii island. Manoa is located on Oahu. Looking forward to bouncing more ideas off of you regarding how we can pull our video project off.
At 11:59am on November 30, 2007, Dr. Matthew Hughes said…
Arnie: My school's website is:
Our school is part of
We are partnered with a school from Saudi Arabia. We are going to use ideas here on Classroom 2.0 to develop a collaborative video project that combines Hawaiian and Arabian dance and song to express each other's cultures ideas about sustainability.
At 7:19pm on November 29, 2007, Mathew Needleman said…
Thanks for joining Video in the Classroom group. I went to film school too but left NYU after freshmen year. Now I make films with first graders.
At 9:00am on November 29, 2007, Janice Conger said…
Thanks for the wise input Arnie. :-)
At 4:33pm on November 28, 2007, Brooke said…
Thanks for your thoughts Arnie! Greatly appreciated.
At 1:17pm on November 28, 2007, Hans Feldmeier said…
Hi Amie and welcome from Germany!
Would love if you decide to join the group I´ve created with now about 220 members: Digiskills about digital teaching methods!


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