Lucas Cioffi
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I'm an organizer in the open gov movement in Washington, DC. I'm the President of the Board of the Open Forum Foundation and I'm on the board of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation.

My company makes OnlineTownhalls software for deeper discussions in the classroom and across blogs.

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Using free Web 2.0 tools in education

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

A few friends and I have been working at a startup building a tool for very large conversations online. We've only recently introduced it to the world of education, and we are very excited at the possibilities. Students as young as eighth grade have found it easy enough to use. The importance of this type of technology is that it challenges students how to really think about what they want to say; that sounds simple, but the results are surprising.

It can be used when teachers want… Continue

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At 6:48pm on April 6, 2009, Carrie Thornthwaite said…
That definitely looks interesting. Being a PA native, I wanted to try to use your site. Also, I think that there is a need to go beyond the format of blogs and wikis. However, right now I am only working with small classes that only focus on educational issues. By small, I mean 10-16 students. I have written this down and will definitely keep it in mind as our numbers grow. We are expanding our graduate programs, so we do plan to grow.


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