Hi Julie, you're welcome to join if you want. I'd be concerned that we might bore you to death with all the "what is a computer", "binary logic" and "how to program" stuff, but I dare say for those bits an assistant tutor may be an advantage. Especially one that can put up with IT support for ten years
As for times, it would have to be evenings, and I expect that getting everyone for one evening a week is probably all that we could do. For social as well as pedagogic reasons, I think we should try hard to get some regular personal interaction at least by teleconferencing. My initial offer would be Wednesdays, subject to everyone's availability.
Room for one more then.
Timothy, I took a look at Moodle, and my impression is that it is rather a sledge-hammer to crack a nut. There is a lot of stuff in there that we wouldn't use, and a fair amount of stuff we might want that isn't there -- whiteboards and teleconferencing for example. So it is not a compelling case. I have a platform that should be able to do most of what we need. Take a look at http://lrg.wikidot.com/start
. That's a demo site I built for another purpose, but gives the first ideas what is possible. There is much more, including solutions for calendaring and chat, and it is 100% tailorable.
Which brings me to a game everyone can play. We need a group name, if only for the Wiki/Forum/etc site.