As I’ve previously mentioned, one of the highlights of NECC 2009 is meeting new people in the educational technology world. At the EduBloggerCon meet-up hosted by Wikispaces on Saturday night, I met Andy Pethan from Alight Learning. Andy and his partners are college students in Massachusetts. They are developing a suite of free services for the purposes of collaborative online learning. Andy’s purpose at NECC was to talk to teachers about what they think are essential tools for online learning. When the Alight Learning goes live in the fall it will include an environment for real-time instruction, a platform for hosting and sharing lessons, and the opportunity for teachers to network.
Applications for Education
Alight Learning is using a great approach to their product design by asking teachers for their input. If you’re interested in being one of the first to use their products and want to be alerted when they go live, sign up on their site now.