This past year of remote and hybrid learning has taught Illinois’ edtech community a lot, including the necessity of collaboration. Working together with in-district teachers and support staff was always a given before. Now, though, collaboration can and must cross district boundaries and extend to every corner of the Prairie State.
In 2021, the Learning Technology Center (LTC) remains committed to fostering this kind of collaboration, especially between like-minded educators around our broad state.
That’s why we’re proud to announce a new home for productive collaboration and effective networking in Illinois’ edtech community – our redesigned online Community.
Soon, this new Community will offer a unified space for asking questions and offering advice to your peers, no matter what region you live in. With a redesigned user interface, this new Community will be easier to navigate and will offer users more options for subscribing to noteworthy discussion threads.
At the same time, our new Community will retain many of the best functions of our current online community. This includes the ability to post and comment via email. Also, many of our current topic-based sub-groups will make the transition to our new platform.
Currently, our team is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new Community. We’ll have more exciting news about our new Community soon, including its upcoming launch date.
You won’t want to miss these important updates. To keep tabs on the latest about our new Community, subscribe to our newsletter and follow the LTC on social media (@ltcillinois on Facebook and Twitter).
Questions about our new Community? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the new LTC Community launch?
Currently, our team is hard at work preparing the new LTC Community for public access. Once we are ready to launch, we’ll let you know.
What discussion groups will the new Community offer?
Our new Community will feature many of the same discussion sub-groups that you’ve come to appreciate. In particular, platform-specific groups for Apple, Microsoft, and Google products will return in the new Community. Topic-specific groups for E-Rate, Computer Science, and Instructional Technology will also make the transition to the new platform.
If the new Community is coming soon, should I still join the current Community?
Absolutely! We want educators, administrators, and edtech leaders like you to make full use of our existing Community while we put the finishing touches on the new Community.
Our current Community remains one of the best places to ask questions and share knowledge about edtech integration. When the time comes, we will help current Community members smoothly transition to our new platform. Current Community members should keep an eye out for future communications regarding this simple transition process.