First of all I would like to compliment you all on this great initiative. I’ve listened to the recordings of the webinar and Adapt looks impressive. I like the way you’ve designed navigation and the way you’ve arranged flexibility in switching between devices ( from a learning point of view).
I’m looking for an e-learning authoring tool for designing solutions for K-12 education and teacher training. In my dreams I see really beautiful scenarios about combining mobile learning, ‘desktop-learning’ (how do you call ‘non-mobile’ e-learning....) and face to face instruction. Reading about Adapt, it looked heaven send. But if it looks to good to be true, it often is to good to be true J. I hope I’m not overlooking something here.......
Perhaps it helps to know some more about the CED-Groep. We are based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Our website (http://www.cedgroep.nl/applications/english.aspx) only has a few words in English but perhaps you can visit it to get a feel about us. When I talk about my work with friends ( at anniversaries etc), I always say that we help teachers to do their work. We do that in two different ways. One way is that a school hires one of our consultants. The consultant helps the principal and the team to solve their problem. When a lot of schools experience the same problems we do our other type of support; research and development. Together with a group of teachers we try to design and implement a solution, not just for one school but for all the schools in the Netherlands. To do so we have to look for funding; sometimes by the government, sometimes by private funds. We used to be a municipal organization, but the way of funding organizations like ours changed a lot in the last five years or so.
There are about 10 organisations like the CED-Groep in the Netherlands. We are the biggest. I think being the biggest is not something to congratulate yourself on, but it kind of gives you an idea about the scope of our organization .
Our field of expertise is primary, secondary education and special needs. We like to use e-learning more often (when appropriated of course). Joining this initiative looks promising. My colleagues and I aren’t technically skilled but we are passionate about learning. So perhaps Adapt can be part of my dream scenario and perhaps we can be of use for you.