I have been working on a videoconferencing community web site over the last little while and I thought I would give my blog readers a bit of a heads up. I used Joomla for the CMS and Simple Machines as the forum. I bridged the registration system between the two, and added modules which allowed for expanded functionality. Some preliminary content has been added, but we are all hoping for a much broader scope as more community members join.
This new web site is being developed for Ontario K-12 educators interested in interactive distance education. The web site http://www.InteractiveClassroom.ca will officially launch in the middle of June.
It provides information for educators who are just beginning to experiment with using videoconferencing in their classrooms to those who have been using interactive distance learning for years. Created out of a need for Ontario educators to support each other through their videoconferencing experience, the web site was developed through the cooperation of educators across the province, and continues through their support.
Educators can use the web site to organize local, national or international interactive distance learning projects, get technical assistance, or network with others that share similar interests through the interactive forums, contacts database, and social networking tools. A public aggregator republishes feeds from around the world, and a links directory help educators to find current videoconference events and information.
Membership is free.
If you are interested in participating beyond becoming a member of the community please feel free to contact me.
Please spread the word.Share and Enjoy -