Well, it had to happen. The Disney company, that multimedia giant, has ventured into education. "It's time to participate more fully in the social-networked era of learning," said a spokesman for the company which has produced such educational hits as Dumbo, A Goofy Movie and Recess: All Growed Down, among others. Citing technology's influence over the changes in education and communication, he added "it's a world of wikis, a world of blogs. It's a world of Moodle and Drupal and pods. There's so much out there that Disney's aware, it's a new, new, world."
When asked what sort of projects the company had in store, he described three:
--An online crosscurricular poetry -writing platform featuring some of Disney's most lovable icons:
Minnie 'n Mickey's WIkkiWACky HAIKU
--An online site for bookmarking dreams, reveries and hallucinations:
--A chat room where animals are icons:
And with that, let me end with this:
Happy April the First!