Educational Technology for 21st Century Classroom Collaboration

Educational Technology for 21st Century Classroom Collaboration

Education technology for 21st century classroom collaboration

Berkeley, CA (Vocus) June 22, 2009

AirSet announced today its plan to demonstrate the newest version of its widely used classroom collaboration technology for education at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). The conference will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from June 28 to July 1, 2009. This tool allows people to collaborate and communicate with their groups of friends, family members, students, and colleagues from any computer or mobile device. Users employ AirSet to share and develop course materials, coordinate schedules and curricula, and communicate with their students, parents, and administrators in a private and secure space. AirSet is a particular favorite among users of educational technology.

In the 21st century, digital collaboration and communication between teacher and student is becoming increasingly important. AirSet — with its cloud computer technology for education — helps educators realize their vision of the 21st century classroom. It alleviates the administrative burden on teachers by allowing them to post events in the AirSet Calendar and create websites for each of their classes. Teachers are using AirSet to post documents, such as syllabi, handouts, and assignments. Students are sharing essays for peer editing using AirSet or submitting assignments to teachers via secure folders. It’s easy for teachers to respond to student questions quickly using an AirSet feature called the Forum. Teachers can also forward links to students for conducting research, and classes can use AirSet to share photos, videos, and other media files.

Most importantly, any registered member of the AirSet service can create more collaboration cloud computers for classrooms, clubs, and other groups that he or she is a part of — and truly have an integrated digital overview of one’s life.

Coordinator of the Digital Immersion Project, Dawn Thompson, at Andalusia High School, in Andalusia, Alabama, adopted AirSet for the entire project as well as for her senior English class. She said, “I loved AirSet and so did my students. We all learned a lot and had fun. Most importantly, the students gained confidence and learned to collaborate. They became more responsible through keeping up with their assignments and uploading them to me.” The school also set up cloud computers for clubs, has been using the calendar to schedule events and contact people on various committees, and informing parents of their children’s activities.

“Our solution is particularly well suited for the needs of schools, teachers, and students,” said Brian Dougherty, CEO of AirSet, “we are very excited to participate at the NECC and to show the newest version of our classroom collaboration technology for educational use.”

About AirSet

AirSet is a private company based in Berkeley, California, which was founded in 2003 by CEO and veteran entrepreneur Brian Dougherty to simplify and strengthen communication and collaboration among people who share common interests and activities. For more information, visit AirSet’s website or follow us on Twitter.



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