I am a graduate student in education. I’ve just started a new class, and part of our assignments is to attend online presentations. Tonight I attended one on online collaborative projects and I found it very interesting. First, there were attendees from all over the world (India, US, Brazil, Colombia). Second, I am about to teach a technology course at a charter school in Philadelphia. It would be great if I could find a partner school (perhaps internationally) and then have the students work collaboratively on a meaningful project. Over the next few weeks I will be creating a curriculum and I will try to incorporate this technology.
I have to admit, I am a bit ashamed. I spent 25 business years in the Information Technology function and feel I am being a bit slow in adopting these technologies myself!
FYI: The meeting I attended was at: http://www.learncentral.org/event/80509