These websites are maintained by Online Teaching Associates
Ltd. (OTA) for educational use by K-20 teachers and
educational leaders who participate in OTA's online professional
Anonymous users (vistors) are granted limited read access only
to OTA's online resources. Registered users are granted permission to
edit &/or create pages. Self registration in not
OTA course participants demonstrating instructional
proficiency using OTA's MediaWiki and/or Elgg may be assigned
administrative accounts supporting registration and participation of
their students with e-mail accounts in their school's
or districts's internet domain.
K-20 educators who have not participated in OTA's courses may
contact Dr. Robert Blomeyer (President & Co-founder) for inquiries
about access. Email:
Content posted by registered participants
on OnlineTeachingAssociates.org's sites
is available for educational use under
terms defined by the Educational Community License, Versions 2.0:
Subject to the terms stipulated by the Educational Community
License, all contributors grant Online Teaching
Associates a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge,
royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare
derrivative versions of, publicly display, publicly perform,
sublicense, and redistribute all content posted herein.
Qualifying educators and their students may reproduce and distribute
copies of all contained content or derivative
content in any medium, with or without modifications,
provided that these uses meet the following conditions:
All users are responsible for abiding by Federal, State and
local laws applicable to their use of Online Teaching
Associates's resources. This includes but is not limited to those
dealing with copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, and intellectual
- Distributors must give any other recipients of the content
or derivative content a copy of the Educational Community License
- Distributors must cause modified content to carry
prominent notices stating the particular content was modified
- Distributors must retain, in the original form any and all
content that they distribute, including all attribution
notices from the original work, excluding notices
that do not pertain to the derrivative content.
All users are responsible for observing secure computing
practices and protecting the integrity of data and OTA's systems.
All users are responsible for conducting themselves in an
appropriate and ethical manner in all communications and
interactions conducted using OTA's systems.
All users are prohibited from using OTA's. systems to transmit:
Acceptable Use: Violations of OTA's Acceptable Use Policy
identified by any member of the subscriber community should be reported
to OTA's system operators immediately.
- Threatening, or harassing materials;
- Obscene or pornographic materials or;
- Any otherwise proprietary or confidential information to
any individual or group not authorized to view such information.
Any user accused of a violation will be notified of the charge and have
an opportunity to respond before a final determination of
After investigation, if the OTA system managers determine the reported
violation to be accurate and warrant sanctions, the offending community
member will be deleted as a community member and banished from all
future use ot OnlineTeachingAssociates.org's resources.
If a penalty is imposed, the accused violator may request a summary
review by resource administrators empowered to assure due process and
an impartial and timely review of all charges. Penalties imposed after
summary review are final.
Educational Uses of
Social Networking and Web 2.0 Applications
Schools and school districts interested in installing and maintaining
Web 2.0 social networking resources for their staff and
- Review local acceptable use policy to assure that
it includes provisions for highly interactive Web 2.0 online
environments, and then
- Visit http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki or http://elgg.org/ to
investigate using MediaWiki and/or Elgg locally as
instructional resource in your school community,
- Make sure your instructional and
administrative staff receive appropriate preperation before
using Web 2.0 applications instructionally with their your school or
Schools and districts interested in enrolling teachers or
educational leaders in online professional development courses provided
by Online Teaching Associates Ltd. website (http://www.onlineteachingassociates.com/)
can follow these links to download our calendar
of course offerings, request
additional information, or request
seats in OTA courses.
High need schools and school districts lacking internal
technology resources supporting
instructional use of Web 2.0 environments (wikis, blogs,
social networking, etc.) are encouraged to contact Dr. Robert Blomeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.