iskool.net

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  1. Jack
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    Posted 03 May 2007 Link to this post


    I am a mere school teacher of 20+ years but love developing with .Net and especially Telerik controls.

    I am developing an e-learning solution for my kids and hopefully the world over at http://www.iskool.net/
    This site uses many Telerik controls and is soon to be all Ajaxed.

    Is anybody else interested in the concept of '.Net or Telerik in Education?'

    Cheers all,

    J
    jb@iskool.net
  2. surfer
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    Posted 04 May 2007 Link to this post

    Very neat looking site, congratulations! Has that Web 2.0 look-and-feel that is modern today, nicely done. And nice integration of telerik controls...

    I see that your forums are very popular, with thousands of posts in them? How were you able to make that site popular and get so much community?
  3. Josef Rogovsky
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    Posted 04 May 2007 Link to this post

    surfer asked all the questions I'd intended to ask!

    I must say that the site does indeed look very nice. surfer is right; it's very Web 2.0.

    What are you using for the forums? Did you write them yourself? Or are they a third party tool?
  4. Jack
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    Posted 05 May 2007 Link to this post

    Thank you guys!
    I really needed some impetus like this to keep it going.

    I wrote the forum myself and am now trying to Ajax it all with Rad Ajax. Maybe it would make a good sample project?
     
    At present I only have the kids from the school I teach at registered and I use it a lot for home learning and lessons (the forums, web pages and ecards are popular) and as the kids are mostly English but live here in Tokyo, they find the forum a release.

    The premise for this site is that only schools with their own email domain domain can register, thus offering at least a little security.

    .Net and Telerik apart, I have found it all but impossible to get other schools interested in this. My colleagues think I'm crazy unfortunately... Never mind, I will keep going with this as I know that the internet will become a major force in Education in the next 10 years and beyond and that safe interactivity for kids will lead the way.

    Cheers!

    Jon

  5. surfer
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    Posted 05 May 2007 Link to this post

    Well actually I believe it's a very good niche! The ESL market is a really interesting place, I believe currently booming? Of course we have Japan and South Korea which have been in demand for English language skills for some time and are very developed and can afford that, but now with China's economic expansion and a billion+ market, things can only get better?

    I've seen a lot of ESL community forums, maybe posting there will help you advertise your service?
  6. Scott
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    Posted 17 Aug 2007 Link to this post

    very nice site.
    Do you think you can share the forum code?
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