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June 03, 2008

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steph

Another great online language learning resource to look into is www.edufire.com! I'm a student on the site and think the tools and services they offer are one of a kind!

Toffler

Hi Brough,
Thanks for mentioning italki. Indeed, italki's goal is to disrupt the process of education as we drive the cost of language education toward nothing. Some educators are starting to recognize the power of technology in education and are advocating for it on their blogs (edublogs.org) and with their school's administration. We are all working together to improve the educational prospects of today's youth. Thanks for recognizing this and supporting italki.

Benjamin Ortega

We are so set in our way of thinking about education. Today it is all about the student/teacher ratio (improves w/private school) OR children do their best learning when they are in school (why cities/states are implementing full day for 5 yr olds) OR if we teach them these things they'll be able to pass a test and that is the true measure of someone who has been effectively taught. (standardized testing)

Our focus should be on the student and making them life long "learners".

Disruption is coming...

Ben

JP. Papillon

If you don't know Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus piece[http://www.shirky.com/herecomeseverybody/2008/04/looking-for-the-mouse.html], I bring it to your attention: the idea that Internet enables to tap into the underutilized brain-time is a therorization of the services you highlight.

I hope that you will appeciate this link as I liked yours.

.jpp

martha elba

I would like to practice more English with someone who wants to help me in my limit knowledge sbout this language. I've never been living in The U.S. and I have so many limits in my vocabulary, more if I want to use or speak with more fluency. I wait for some answer. Thanks for all. Martha Elba

martha elba

I would like to practice more English with someone who wants to help me in my limit knowledge sbout this language. I've never been living in The U.S. and I have so many limits in my vocabulary, more if I want to use or speak with more fluency. I wait for some answer. Thanks for all. Martha Elba

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