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September 16, 2008

Flat Classroom Project

Filed under: Uncategorized — Expat in Saudi @ 12:44 am

This evening I received an email confirming my class’s acceptance into the Flat Classroom Project. This is a global peer collaboration project based on NY TImes’ Op Ed writer Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, which has at its center the fact that new technologies have brought everything much closer together. You can read the press release at http:// docs.google.com/Doc?id=ah4zsdj46b66_618gnw4dbhp&pli=1 The space is in after the http:// to deter spammers.

Students will be creating a story in video, collaborating with others on Wikis and editing previous learning posted to the wikis, reflecting on their learning, and posting a video of their project to the group ning. Students will also be using Elluminate to liase throughout the project, Synchronous and Asynchronous communication is a feature of the project.

I am really pumped because this year there is a conference for the Flat Classroom Project in Qatar. That’s not too far away, so I am hoping that we can go. That would be so neat for the students to meet others they have collaborated with online.

Wish me luck as I take my class on a new voyage in Cyburbia!

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