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    Dear Corrine, I have come across your nice e-mail inviting traners to join your testing online learning tools. I am interested in this topisc and offer my
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      Dear Corrine,

      I have come across your nice e-mail inviting traners to join your testing
      online learning tools. I am interested in this topisc and offer my help.
      I´m a teacher and teacher-trainer trained by the British Council working in
      he Czech Republic.

      I am usually available on Tuesdays and Thursdays evening. However , I am
      leaving for IATEFL Brighton betwenn 20-27 April 2003.

      I look forward to hearing form you.


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      From: "Corinne Wilhelm" <clever2gether@...>
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      Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 1:52 PM
      Subject: [IATEFLComputer Sig] Online Learning Focus Group

      > Hi, greetings from sunny Hamburg!
      > One of my key objectives for clever2gether in Q3/Q4 in 2003 is to
      > familiarise myself with a broad range of online learning tools and I am in
      > the process of testing out a series of options and feel that it would make
      > more sense to exhange ideas and experiences with a focus group of learning
      > professionals. Would you like to join me in this discovery?
      > In the 'alpha' testing phase, I will be making up a focus group of
      > from a range of backgrounds and disciplines but there is a strong Business
      > English focus at the moment, perhaps you can help me address the balance
      > forwarding this onto intercultural trainers, technology trainers etc.
      > In the 'beta' testing phase, which you of course would be able run in
      > parallel with your own students, there will be a focus group of students,
      > probably ones that you enjoyed teaching, and / or would give you honest,
      > constructive feedback. For those of you that decide to do some beta
      > we could exchange notes in a chat room environment like www.tappedin.org.
      > I am inviting you to help me with the alpha testing of various forms of
      > online learning, the only thing it will cost you is time - you will be
      > to experience a range of online tools and virtual classrooms first hand as
      > student, which in turn you might want to try out with your own students.
      > If you are interested in being on the alpha testing focus group then I
      > appreciate it if you could send me a quick email and if not then, unless
      > tell me otherwise, I won't bother you with future online learning
      > projects/trials, information etc. I quite understand that you are under a
      > lot of time pressure, I have deliberately chosen the best trainers I know
      > discussion groups which I participate in, so for the events that we have
      > be online at the same time for, I will try and find times to suit your
      > schedules, please let me know which time zone you are in when you answer.
      > I would appreciate your support a great deal and I hope that you will
      > the exposure to various types of online learning in exchange for your time
      > and commitment to honest and constructive feedback - the aim is not to
      > an ideal solution but to test a variety of options and to analyse when
      > could be used for what. You will also get to know some other trainers,
      > is something I for instance always enjoy doing to exchange ideas.
      > The first focus group 'virtual meeting' won't be until mid April, so when
      > you get back to me please let me know what your availability is and which
      > times in general are good for you, so for example in my case Tuesday and
      > Thursday evenings are both ideal but I can also do this early in the
      > or perhaps a time during the week or even the weekend. Depending on the
      > amount of interest, we could even have more than one focus group, meaning
      > that people could sign up for the time that suits them best. I suggest
      > each focus group should have no more than 6 trainers in it.
      > If you know of any trainers, that would be interested in joining this
      > project, then feel free to forward this email, but please bear in mind
      > the better the trainers involved, the more we can learn from each other.
      > this list there are university professors language trainers, other kinds
      > trainers and instuctional designers - the hope is to get a broad base of
      > feedback.
      > I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about online learning
      > together.
      > Have a great week!
      > Corinne Wilhelm BA(Hons) DipM
      > Corporate Learning Consultant
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