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!
Here is the thing: the GUI is in English, but contents can be in any language!!!
If you look at the network you will see messages in Hebrew, for example. The names of the groups I have created are in many languages including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The idea is that it will be home first to local connections and later to international connection. Where applicable parents can help and get involved. Like how I helped my son get info about Pompei from Italian peers.
and thank you for the offer to invite other teachers in.
I would also be very happy if you and your colleagues will introduce the network to your students and suggest that they join.
Do you think it's possible?
What classes do you teach?
Hi! I was looking for help in the Portuguese language, and ran across your profile. So I am using this opportunity to present to you the networking-homework network, where students can help students do their homework or prepare for exams, all while establishing an international network with their peers.
Here is the URL : http://kids4kids.ning.com/
Hi, welcome from Germany!
I focus on Web 2.0 as to education.
Please consider to join my group DigiSkills (about digital teaching methods). The biggest group on Classroom 2.0
PS: I love Lisbone