Saturday, October 15, 2011

Integrating Technology for Active Life-long Learning (IT4ALL)

Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) is an informal volunteer network that offers free or low cost professional development workshops for educators on how to integrate technology for active lifelong learners (IT4ALL) via blended (BL) and blended online learning (BOL) courses, workshops, communities of learning, international collaborative projects, and live online events.

The workshops at IT4ALL promote lifelong, authentic, collaborative learning. This means that participants engage in collaborative social learning by doing hands-on activities, creating artifacts, and providing ongoing feedback to the other members in the discussion forms.
IT4ALL embraces a life long authentic learning methodology where participants are responsible for their own learning. The facilitators guide and facilitate the participants' learning journey. The online courses are not limited to time or place. The participants can access the content, interact with the other members and the facilitators, and work on the assignments anywhere and at anytime. However, since most of the workshops are only 4 weeks long, participants are expected to be actively involved and to do their very best to keep up with the weekly tasks.

Most of the courses and workshops at IT4ALL are free for members, but donations are always appreciated since the network is self-funded (donation box). IT4ALL is run by volunteers who are passionate about online learning. You are invited to join the team of facilitators and contribute your time and expertise.