I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) 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 'connecting content and technology' 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 an idea competition 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!
Thanks for the comment. I've been interested in learning objects, but havn't had much opportunity work with them, the lack of interest in mainstream education is a little disapointing. TLF looks great, how did you become invovled with the project?
Hi Marielle, Thank you for the programming tips for my students. Love you page here - lots to investigate. One thing - I cannot get the link to work for the game
ChipWitts II. I would love to try it out. thank you, JoNelle
Having written (collaboratively) an essay on using wikis for collaborative learning, I guess I should join ;-). In case there is any interest, it is still online, oh, wait... on my wiki (follow the link).
Hello Marielle - welcome,
I´m from Germany.
Please consider to join my group DigiSkills (about digital teaching methods like blogs, wikis ...) on Classroom 2.0
It is the biggest group on C2.0 at the moment.
PS: Check out one of my blogs