Testimonials from Course Participants

As of January 2012, our online courses have been completed by educators in the following 93 countries and territories of the world:

Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, East Jerusalem, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, France, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (South), Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Deborah Payne, Illinois, USA

As I have progressed through this course, I have really developed a better understanding of internet collaborative project design. Although I have participated in a project previously, I did not really have a good understanding of the design process and all the fantastic resources available on the iEARN website. The other major benefit I have gained from this course is the interaction of teachers from many different countries. I can honestly say that I gained insight and appreciation for the creative work of others who are committed to educating our children. Our common focus on helping our youth become competent global citizens energizes me to continue to explore more options for teachers here in my rural region to interact with teachers from around the world.

Helene Hendey, South Africa

The course gave me a fresh impetus to a career that I love, but which I was beginning to become a bit jaded...it made me far more confident in using the Internet as a research/communication tool...and brought new friendships...'

New York City, USA

I loved the way the students became excited about seeing their work displayed online. It was an interesting exploration into online courses. I benefited from the experience of interacting with teachers from all over the world.

New York City, USA

The global interactive forums are wonderful places to discuss important issues affecting us today. My students benefited from the wide exposure to students around the world and their interpretations of art.

Margaret Mahoney, USA

Naturally I responded positively when I read about the opportunity to take an on-line course through iEARN in the area of creative arts. This was a fabulous chance to explore, develop and expand my technical skills through in an interactive class while collaborating with other learners from all over the globe. Right up my cyber alley!

Davis Namboko, Uganda

In a school where the science teachers and the arts teachers usually had nothing in common, the course helped to narrow the gap between this two groups of people. Seven teachers participated and could be seen consulting each other about the progress of the course. The group was now called the iEARN group and could be seen identifying with each other as such.

Helena Johnson, USA

The course gave me a broad view on how to use technology and meet standards. It just confirmed my belief that project based learning is more effective than rote method learning

D. Witt, USA

I thought about doing this type of project for a while. The course made it easy to set up and provided helpul ways to improve structure. It helped me see how students can use each other as research resources and how important it is for students to have an audience for their writing.

Zareer Aga, India

This course has helped me to understand that there are people all over the world that have similarly challenging teaching conditions and sociologically pressing needs in there own country. I would like to be in contact with other iEARN teachers to work and collaborate as there is so much in common...The project I designed has been on my mind for some time. This course has been a catalyst to my thinking and teaching methods. I had thought about teaching the students about renewable sources of energy (concentrating on wind mills). When I went through the sites, as we were required for outside reading, the whole project started coming together from all the material I was going through. I had then involved the children in the concept planning where they had to find out the damage caused to the environment by thermal (coal burning & gas burning) power generation stations. The students then found out about the advantages, cost and pollution wise, of wind generation of power. We have in our curriculum, study of environment and the dangers posed to the environment by conventional generation methods. Thank you for a lovely experience!!!