Microsoft has launched a social network for Ukrainian teachers entitled “Partnership in Education”. The site provides the possibility for teachers of informatics to share their practical methods, to communicate at the forum, and look for colleagues from other cities.
Access to the network is allowed if a user has Windows Live ID. Users will be allowed to do advanced search on various criteria: teaching subject, region, type of institution. Currently the site provides information on more than 35 schools and colleges in the country.
The site operates forum. In the section “Resources” members of social networks may exchange files, training materials, methodological issues. For example, currently in the public domain is a set of manuals to work with Microsoft Office 2007. A special section is available to applications that are useful in the daily work of teachers.
Users can conduct the debate in different communities – for example, for teachers of a city or for teachers who teach a particular subject.