Monthly Archives: April 2009

Welcome to the Djungle – Guerillas on eduFire

As you might know already: eduFire is famous for using guerilla marketing strategies to spread the word about their platform. With the recent implementation of two little buttons they help you, the teacher, to spread the news about your courses on two of the biggest social networks on the net: facebook and Twitter.

And there is even more.

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Myngle Parrot shows some Muscles

Myngle got some muscles today.

Myngle got some muscles today.

Today Myngle made three big announcements.

1) They launched the new Myngle Pro Service.
2) They implemented a new schedule.
2) They joined forces with the Instituto Cervantes.

Seems as if the Myngle Parrot shows its new shiny biceps to its competitors.

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Use #teachertuesday on Twitter


My good friend and colleague Aniya started today a new version of the famous #followfriday on Twitter. But this version is just for teachers and the day is tuesday. So, you already guessed it, it is called #teachertuesday.

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The Co-Founder Bernhard Niesner has been selected as WU Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 by the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.

The Award is organized by the University of Economics & Business of Vienna, Austria, the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences, with about 20,000 students.

Although being a little late (there is really too much going on in education right now!) I want to take the chance to congratulate Bernhard and the team of for this award. As the interview in the Alumni News is in German I would also give my readers a brief overview of the content.

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Myngle announces new Pro Service

Today announced a new Pro Service in their blog. Another step in their new direction of being the quality platform after announcing their own courses and signing a partnership with KLM.

This new service will be launched next week.

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The Berlin based just launched its first Premium Course about a week ago. It is called “Spanisch – der leichte Einstieg (Spanish – the easy Start)” and based on the course “Spanisch ganz einfach in 20 Tagen” from Christof Kehr published by Hueber.

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WiZiQ’s New Learning Request System

Yesterday I attended a class of Vikrama Dhiman about the new Learning Request System from WiZiQ, so basically about how to find students on this platform.

Although the audio was not very good I think I understood the idea ;).

And did you notice: they changed the new logo back to the old color scheme. Well done!

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Online Teachers – Mercenaries of Education

Online Teachers = Mercenaries

Online Teachers = Mercenaries

This is the first post of a series of thoughts about online learning platforms. I will focus on problems and chances I see for these businesses.

In this post I’ll be talking about online teachers. What do they want and where are the main issues right now?

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The Evolution of Teaching

When I am browsing the forums of education platforms I come across one idea between online teachers from time to time. It has something to do with evolution. Basically they say that online teaching has to be radically different from what we teachers did up to now. No more text books. Everything must be interactive and online.

But if we take a closer look on the evolution of mankind and compare it to the evolution of teaching we will see something different.

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Spotlight on WiZiQ: New Look and Public Paid Classes

WiZiQ announced the start for Public Paid Classes in their blog today. They also got themselves a new look so I think it’s time to put them into the spotlight again.

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