What are Expert Advisors?

We have a group of "experts" who have agreed to leave feedback for the teams during this project. We have two feedback periods: October 20-24 (leave a message introducing yourself) and October 27-Nov 2 (leave a message) and November 10-17 (leave another message).
  • Each expert is asked to take at least two times to read and leave feedback on the main wiki page of the group on the discussion tab.
  • You may also join the group on the Ning and advise and give thoughts there as well.

Your job is to provide feedback and point out resources to the team. You are an "advisor." You may also choose to use delicious and the tagging standard for your group to help them. (Or you may join the flatclassroom2008 diigo group for our standard tag library -- but YOU must send your diigo bookmarks to delicious for this to work -- Learn how to do this.)

What profession should expert advisors be?

Any profession as long as it is somewhat related or you have an expertise in the topic. We welcome and appreciate business and industry in advising the groups.

How many experts are on this project?

We can take an unlimited number of "experts" but need at least one per group. Interaction with industry experts and advisors is an important skill that the students must learn.

How may I learn more about the topics?

Read the Topics wiki, there is a 'take-away' PDF file as well.

How much time will it take?

The time you spend is up to you -- we project that to leave two meaningful sets of comments that each set would take 30 minutes each -- thus probably about an hour. We have had outstanding experts, however, who follow the page via RSS and give more feedback spending no more than 2-3 hours the entire project.

How do I sign up?

  1. Click "Join this Space" in the top left corner of this page.
  2. As you put in your information, make sure that you complete the comment box with your name, location, and the group that you would like to join. (This will send us your e-mail address and all information submitted is private.)
  3. Wait for approval - you will receive an e-mail noting your approval.
  4. Return to this page.
  5. Add your information to the topic of your choice (first to wiki it gets it! include a hyperlink to your bio)


Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis are co-coordinating this project. Vicki has assumed responsibility for coordinating expert involvement -- to contact her - you may leave a message on her page on the Ning -or privately leave her a message there as well.

List of Expert Advisors and Links to wikis

1. Connecting the World Online (CWO) -

Expert Advisor -Paula White

2. World Wide Web (WWW)

Expert Advisor - Salim Al-Busaidi

3. Workflow Software (WFS)

Expert Advisor -

4. Uploading: The Changing Shape of Information (CSI)

Expert Advisor - Barbara Stefanics

5. Web 2.0 (W20)

Expert Advisor - Ernie Easter

6. Globalisation and Outsourcing (G&O)

Expert Advisor - Elaine Roberts

7. Google (GGL)

Expert Advisor - Suzie Boss

8. PLEs and Social Networking (PLE&SN)

Expert Advisor -

9. Mobile and Ubiquitous (M&U)

Expert Advisor -

10. Virtual Communication (VCom)

Expert Advisor -

11. Wireless Connectivity (WCon)

Expert Advisor - Craig Union

12. Peer Experts
Meet experts in your grade, school, or subject.