JETS blog of our thoughts, experiences, reflections and resources with online and distance learning.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
As the word spreads about the JETS eCom -- the eLearning
Community of Jewish Educators new teachers are joining to learn and share. eCom began as a group of 20 educators who
gathered together, online, one evening in September to discuss their needs and
interests of attaining their goal of using elearning to enhance their
classrooms, engage their students and create an ever more effective Jewish
The educators focused on two main concerns.
can the group serve as a clearinghouse for learning about available online tools
and opportunities especially in light of the fact that technology is always
2.How can each
educator share his/her experiences and knowledge with his/her peers in an
From this group the eCom community was born. eCom is a
self-directed community in which teachers brainstorm, exchange ideas, trade
experiences and share their knowledge as it relates to digital learning and online
instruction. The group
shares a Haiku Learning Management System in which teachers share and discuss
ideas, present projects and explore new avenues in the field of online
The eCom community is an ongoing community -- new
participants join weekly and can access all of the previous information via the
Haiku LMS while they explore the process of elearning and the ever-changing role
that elearning plays in our classrooms.