Here's a timeline of SAVOIRNET milestones paired with the prevailing technologies of the day.
|The Blackberry makes web communication pocket-sized, Napster leads to wide-spread online song sharing, and Google becomes the dominant Internet search engine.||Our very first project became an ongoing series of national-level surveys and consultations within educational networks to assess technology use in classrooms. We created our first virtual learning community using e-mail and teleconferencing — it’s a start! We also launched a contact database of educational networks and youth organizations across Canada. We designed and built computer-based training packages using a blended approach.|
|Apple's iPod is the breakthrough personal media device, Wikipedia takes online encyclopedias to a new level, and MSN becomes a key communication tool in the workplace.||We partnered with e-learning companies to develop and deliver online training to public and private enterprises. As more classrooms connect to the web, we consulted on strategic planning with institutions wanting to establish virtual learning centers that reach educators and students in the classroom.|
|The photo-sharing application Flikr, MySpace web pages, podcasts, and Skype voice calls over the web enable a greater range of personal expression and virtual interaction.||Business growth opened the door to technology diversification as we explored and included a variety of online classroom applications, including a virtual community of teachers across Canada. We also built and moderated virtual youth groups for several project initiatives. Our consultation exercises are not only virtual — we hit the road across Canada!|
|YouTube enables almost anyone to become a media star.||To support all our programs, we built a contact database of educational resources for North America that includes public and private organizations; youth and e-learning associations; government institutions; school administration networks; and education subject matter experts. We also began to incorporate blogs in several projects; amazing results led us to talk about blogs subject in several forums.|
|People now have a "second life" as there’s a distinction between our real and virtual selves; more than 1 in 4 Canadians between 15 and 19 years of age have a Facebook account.||Eight years and still growing! We’re busy implementing a Learning Management System and defining interactive applications to promote learning. We’re also gathering data to evaluate the real impact of social networking applications such as Facebook and determine the best ways to use these technologies to engage youth. More and more we are working by the motto: “You are what you share.”.|