[IAEP] Contemplating Your SLOBS Vote

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Mon Nov 21 22:34:32 EST 2011

On 19 November 2011 00:10, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> (1) In Australia, the teachers use a social-networking site called
> Yammer. Developers know to go to Yammer to communicate directly with
> the teachers. Is there a social-networking site in your country where
> the teachers gather? If so, we could hang out with them there. (I've
> asked this question many times in the past and never gotten an answer.
> Perhaps you or Carlos could investigate?)

Yammer is working out really well for us, and we are tying it into our
programme more tightly.

We're currently putting together a certification programme for
teachers. One of these certifications, the XO-cert [1], is a
pre-requisite for a teacher to receive XOs for their class. In ways
like this, we ensure that teachers are properly prepared on how they
can use Sugar in their classroom before they can commence.

Joining our Yammer network [2] is mandatory for teachers taking part
in the courses [3]. Just as Sugar promotes collaboration amongst
children, we want to do the same with Yammer for teachers. We provide
rewards to teachers who are prolific posters on Yammer.


[1] http://edu.laptop.org.au/laptop/xo-cert-course
[2] https://www.yammer.com/australianxoteachers/
[3] http://laptop.moodle.com.au/

Sridhar Dhanapalan
Engineering Manager
One Laptop per Child Australia

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