The idea of an online community dedicated to elearning developers, instructional designers, learning experience designers, education technologists and the like was Brad Hinson‘s brain child. There are many phenomenal elearning communities out there, but the original idea of Pedago.me was not to attach to any one educational technology. Staying open or software/edtech agnostic has not been done before.
While working as a teaching assistant/instructional technologist for Brad, I worked on Pedago.me as a side project. Then I realized I could expedite both the formation of Pedago.me and the completion of my masters in Information and Learning Technology at the CU Denver through Pedago.me as an independent study course.
We have been gathering information about the needs of potential participants through #pedagome twitter chats. Our initial chat was July 26, 2016 and our larger chat will be held August 3, 2016 at 1:45pm MDT via the COLTT conference. Next steps include analyzing the data collected from both chats and summarizing the results.
Pedago.me is a grassroots effort to meet the needs of the ever-expanding elearning world. We are constructing the site from the ground up and it is a great time to get involved. You can follow @Pedagome on Twitter, connect through Pedago.me’s sign-up form, or all of the above. Hope to see you online!