I had a fascinating meeting this morning with a student from Denmark who is doing his thesis on e-learning. It was fabulous to hear about what other schools are doing – or not doing, more likely. It was inspiring to talk about the possibilities for using IT in schools, and for e-learning. It was so nice to be affirmed, to be told that what I’m doing, what I’m thinking, what I’m passionate about is not only on the right track, but is even ahead of what is happening in many First-world schools.
We ran out of time, so we’re going to be meeting again next week. I’m already excited about that meeting. One of the things we’re going to be talking about is a possible collaboration project. He has 4 smart phones to donate, and we’re going to look at ways to make use of them, or to trial their use here. Depending on what happens, we might get to keep them at the end of that project.
I think the nicest thing though, was to be able to share my frustrations with someone who really understands and who was amazed by the problems we face. It was so nice to walk away feeling like, despite the size of this project, it is possible to achieve my dreams – with a little help from my friends.
So Wibbly Pig is bouncy, and definitely NOT ready for sleep.