As an online collaboration and mentorship platform, ^IfMine provides educators a space to foster critical thinking allowing students to develop their ideas and learn important lessons about iteration.
Our site is free and functions as an open cloud platform for project-based learning and crowdsourced mentorship. We offer tools for peer collaboration, as well as assessment and professional evaluation.
“The best of MOOCs should be able to bring together ideal, heterogeneous groupings of students based on their profiles and past performance, and also create ample opportunities for them to engage with one another in the spirit of learning.” -Douglas Rushkoff
When teachers engage with their students, learning happens. This is true in both traditional classrooms and virtual ones.
We know students also learn from each other in a regular classroom, but what happens when those interactions are taken away in an online class? Where can educators and students go to discuss ideas and solutions? And what’s an online incubator?
The answers to each of those questions lie within a place called ^IfMine. Now, we ask another question. What is ^IfMine?
a meeting place for students and educators.
an online incubator to grow ideas.
a website to build eportfolios.
a tool for receiving feedback.
where students collaborate on group projects.
where teachers can mentor and evaluate their students.
where critical thinking takes place.
for success in education.
Are you ready for an online incubator? Join us at ^IfMine.com.
Needless to say, the official ^IfMine.com public launch at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive was an exciting time for us. Austin is quite lively for the week and a half that the conference and festival takes places people were eager to network, discover what’s new, and share their ideas with like-minded individuals. It was the perfect place to reveal ^IfMine to the world, as we’re all about connecting people that know with people that do.
Brian Scavo was on the streets of Austin handing out free ^IfMine t-shirts, and so we’ve chronicled some of the smiling faces that stopped by to grab one. To see how fun our SXSW visit was, check out our Twitter feed from the last few days. Also, check out the photo album on Flickr, Instagram, or in the slideshow below!