Sorry for the late introduction but just found about the course recently. My name's Barbara Dieu (or Bee as people call me online) I’m a Brazilian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) educator and have been involved in international collaborative/ exchange projects since 1997. I am presently consulting, presenting and developing projects using social tools and international networking to advance language learning, multiliteracies and helping teachers online in their continued professional development. I am particularly interested in how participatory media in ELT can be implemented in the different learning contexts, what issues block innovation and what is needed for educators to open up to global participation, innovation, creativity and change in local contexts. My blog is at http://beespace.net and will be using the FOC08 tag for posts relating to this course.