The MirandaNet Fellowship
The MirandaNet Fellowship, a non-profit making professional organisation established in 1992 by Christina Preston, works closely with over 800 members through an e-community of practice consisting of international ICT policy makers, teachers, advisers, teacher educators, researchers and commercial developers in over 70 countries. Becta called the MirandaNet Fellowship the Facebook of the international ICT community. UNESCO has called us the Robin Hood of professional development in digital technologies. This is because we find funders who will fund programmes in order to stimulate case study material - or we invite teachers to work on our research projects as co-researchers. The Fellowship leads as one of the most highly-regarded influencers in the use of digital technologies to enhance learning and for teacher education both in the UK and internationally, and provides a forum where professionals from different specialisms can share experience, expertise and philosophical approaches about how these digital technologies are best used in teaching and learning (see the E-Journal for more information). Members join for free as scholars. They are awarded a Fellowship when they publish an article about their specialisms (see the Fellowship for more information).
MirandaNet Fellows also publish in international journals with particular expertise in building knowledge online, innovative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for the educational workforce and the effective use of digital technologies in the curriculum and for learning. A developing venture is the creation of MirandaMods. Using a range of sound, visual and mapping technologies, members collaborate on building a knowledge map of their expertise in a particular field to share on the web. Some of the topics are ICT CPD, Visual Learning, Mobile Learning and Educational Games. The Fellowship is non-profit making and supported by companies who develop projects with the members including small companies and multinationals like Apple, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, Steljes and Oracle (see the Company Associates for more information).
World Ecitizens (www.worldecitizens.net), the charity, has been set up by the Fellows to provide a web space for pupil publication. On this site there are contributions from students all round the world including those who are in hospital. The Peace Room is an activity for all pupils and includes contributions from schools all over the world. Members from many countries have participated in projects: see our International section for more information.
The MirandaNet Consultancy
Another element in MirandaNet Ltd. is the MirandaNet Consultancy that specialises in including practising educators as co-researchers, mentors and coaches in research, development and disseminations projects. At the core of these projects is the unique collaborative Continuing Professional Development programme called iCatalyst that is accredited from certificate to Masters level. Research projects have been funded by governments, companies, charities and organisations such as the European Union.
Email can be sent to these people:
- Christina Preston, Founder
- Office Manager
- Web Editor