The Good English Language Learner (or GELL) community on FaceBook was accepted as an e-learning resource within the Web 2.0 ERC (European Resource Centre) mega project on SATURDAY, 9TH OF OCTOBER, 2010...
This great piece of news proves that the GELL community is a useful Web 2.0 resource "for schools, higher education and adult education" (refer to the Web 2.0 ERC site) in the European Union and beyond.
CONGRATULATIONS to the now more than 2,000+ Good English Language Learner community members (also called GELL-y/ies) on FaceBook, for helping each other to learn English in a fun but informative way. I truly believe that this is just our first recognition and there will be more to come in the future if we can keep it up!
The Web 2.0 ERC Project
"The Web 2.0 ERC European Union funded project is designed to help educators who find ICT confusing to have a simple and secure environment to use ICT in their work and in their classes. The project will also look at other Web 2.0 tools that can be used to create content, share the content and communicate."
"Today the ability of educators to use, create content and communicate on the Web is limited by complexity and sophistication of the offers available. Moreover many tools exist and teachers do not have time nor expertise to identify the best solution for their needs."
"Meanwhile students use and communicate easily and openly using Web 2.0 tools (blogs , wikis, social networking, etc.) and the technology gap between educators & students grows despite best efforts of national and European agencies."
"However, these tools have pedagogic value arising from sharing, communication and knowledge discovery that teachers could use to provide a more motivating, engaging, relevant and collaborative environment for students."
And now, one such tool that the mega European Union project has recognised is our own 'Good English Language Learner' community on Facebook!!!