I took another look at great project that came out of the Ottawa-Carleton
District School Board and Telecom Ottawa, called Expedition Everest. The event took place over the early part of last year, where Ben Webster and Shaunna Burka climbed Mt. Everest. Students met with the climbers through video logs, audio clips and through internet chats. Teachers met for a week at Algonquin College developing the curriculum around the Everest summit attempt. Students used Blackboard to collaborate asynchronously with each other, as well as synchronously through videoconferencing.
If you haven’t stopped by the event website I encourage you to take a look at the archived audio, video and chat transcripts.
Expedition Everest – The Climb of a Lifetime | OCDSB