Could any of the four of us believe that this initiative could have taken off so fast? Once again, I am in awe of the power of the connectedness of the Internet. And apparently, the need for an environment for the feminine voice in social computing…. The blogosphere has been giving us some press and we now rank #1 and #2 on Google! What really made my day, though, was when Stephen Downes kindly blogged about us! I had joked with my WOWser buddies that I always do a dance around my dining room table when he gives me a mention! And so I was able to do another dance! (What man might do that?
The very fast growth has been humbling – I have barely had any time to devote to checking out our new members – to my shame. It is reporting period at our school and my first obligation (after family, of course) is to my students. And I have been spending background time on arranging a solid presentation for the upcoming K-12 Online Conference.
WOW2 has been a great source of professional development for me so far, and I really hope that many other women will share that experience as well. The four of us simply want to provide a place where we can share best practices, facilitate discussions on web ethics as we teach, and provide resources and a sounding board and support for each other in a friendly and collegial manner.
It is a way in which we can give back to those who have supported us.
Our first webcast took place tonight and it was impressive who came out to lend support. It was a great show and I will try to link the podcast from my blog soon. Special thanks to those WorldBridges fellows at EdTechTalk, Dave Cormier (fellow Canadian with a sense of humour *almost* as refined as mine!) and Jeff Lebow for walking us through it.