Staying Alive

supporter I’ve recently made some changes on EFL Classroom 2.0 and just want to post here on the public blog, those changes and more importantly, the thinking behind them.

EFL Classroom 2.0 is now a “Supporter” based site.

This means that some content is only available to supporters. See complete details on the EFL Classroom 2.0 Supporter page. I’ll be listing there the number of total supporters. If we don’t get a good response, one that will potentially cover our costs (not even mentioning labor) – more content will be set as “Supporter” only.

It’s a one time, yearly $15 fee. You get ebooks worth over $100 free + access to some great content.

The other consequence of this change will be that our community will go “public” June 1st. No registration required other than to download or post items. This will significantly help others find us and help us raise funds through supporters since there will be significantly more traffic and sharing of previously walled stuff.

Why, you may ask?

Well, the costs are really going up and up. Plus, I feel that it is time to “create value”. For some reason (and as an idealist – I’m clueless as to why, but it is a fact) people value what they pay for. If not paid, they don’t. End of story. It has taken me a long time to come around to this fact of life. No matter how wonderful the community, the resources etc…. there is little value because it is “free”.

So I hope others will “join us” and become a supporter. I think creative, purposeful, teacher on the ground driven communities should be nurtured and supported. Let’s have teachers supporting teachers directly.

Let’s see how it works out……


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Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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