Using Kitely Virtual Worlds on Demand for Immersive Courseware 

Presented by:Matthew Poole aka Cyrus Hush

Sunday, August 21 2011| 4:00 PM (EST)

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About the Class

The story behind Kitely

We began working on Kitely in 2008, with the vision of enabling people to use virtual worlds as an on-demand utility. We showed our initial work to the market, and got many enthusiastic responses from people who stated that they would love to use Kitely in their organizations. We then presented Kitely to dozens of seed-stage investors. However, despite the amazing feedback we had received, we couldn't get any seed-stage investors to back Kitely before we got some real-world traction.

We were left with two choices: either we gave up on an idea in which we truly believed, or we would need to double down and commit ourselves to bootstrapping a solution that professional investors were unwilling to invest in. After considering the great feedback we had received from our potential customers we agreed that we wouldn't let our lack of funding stop us, and we decided to bring Kitely to market using our own limited resources.

It took us more than two years of intensive development until we were ready to start Kitely's public beta in March 2011. During this time Oren worked at another startup, and spent mornings, evenings, weekends and vacations building our solution. Meanwhile Ilan juggled between being a full time dad to his newborn son and working on Kitely during hundreds of long nights.

It has not been easy for us or our families, but we believe bringing you Kitely was worth it. If you agree and want to see us succeed and continue developing Kitely then please tell your friends and colleagues about us.

Ilan Tochner has years of entrepreneurial experience and a profound technical knowledge in software development and management. Ilan formerly held key positions in several funded and unfunded startups, including CEO at IDChoice and Director of Infrastructure Development at OmniSky. Ilan holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Language of instruction: English

Keywords: ilan tochner, moodle, mmvc11

By: JuanGuzzy
1510 days 2 hours 58 minutes ago

Thank you Ilan and Kitely team!

By: Priscilla_
1510 days 2 hours 57 minutes ago

Thank you for an excellent session. Kitley presenter was clear, fascinating and very focused. 10000+ starts if this is possible. Great way to end a series of consecutive sessions.

1510 days 2 hours 54 minutes ago

very interesting.


Eurominuteman Jameson aka James OReilly

How about incorporating a Moodle Opensim for Kitely?

1503 days 9 hours 29 minutes ago

About Dr. Nellie Deutsch @ Integrating Technology

  • Dr. Nellie Deutsch @ Integrating Technology
    Dr. Nellie Deutsch @ Integrating Technology
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Integrating Technology was founded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D), a Canadian education technology, curriculum and instruction, e-learning consultant, relationship-based transformative mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, community builder, expert in teaching with technology using Moodle and WizIQ live classes.

She’s an instructor at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in Transpersonal and leadership studies, speaks at online and face-to-face conferences, and organizes annual informal MOOCs, online conferences, and free online courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki educator. She practices Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

She is currently on the steering committee of TESOL CALL-IS, program coordinator at WAOE (World Association of Online Education), on the executive and planning committee of EdMedia at AACE (Advancement of Computing in Education), on IATEFL YLT SIG committee, and on the coordinating team of Electronic Village Online (EVO) TESOL.

Dr. Deutsch presents on technology enhanced learning at conferences in the USA, Canada, Europe, South America & virtually around the world.

Some Highlights:
1. invited to leadership convention at Atlantic University in the fall of 2012. She conducted workshops on mindfulness practice, authenticity & leadership
2. invited to a 4-day teacher training workshop at Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz English Institute and at uniNorte university in Paraguay in August 2013
3. was a keynote speaker and gave workshop on Partners of their Own Learning on November 22-23, 2014 in Ireland at the Digital ELT conference at the IATEFL LTSIG
4. invited speaker at EdTechNow in New Delhi, India
5. invited speaker at Pre conference workshops at TESOL 2016 in Baltimore, USA
6. invited speaker at IATEFL YLTSIG PCE in Birmingham.