Learning Technology Values
Schools convey values by the tools they provide to administrators, staff, teachers and students, and by how these tools are used.
Our technology values include:
- Open Source Software over commercial products, when appropriate.
- Connected Social Learning, favoring connection to external resources and communities.
We provide online professional development, instructional design and project management, via an integrated web environment designed for team planning and blended learning.
Our collaborative intranet supports online project management for instructional teams designing online and blended learning units.
We empower teachers with the tools and support they need to succeed.
Open source communities are like schools: loosely-coupled and non-commercial. Both are fed by people intrinsically motivated to contribute and collaborate.
We believe schools should strive to be learning organizations, not bureaucracies, balancing top-down planning with self-organization.
We marry teacher professional development and technology planning to support the contributions and buy-in needed for what is easier to buy than use well.