Hi Leigh and everyone else here on this list I just discovered this course and it would be a pleasure for me to join.
My name's Illya Arnet-Clark and I live and work in Switzerland as an ESL teacher and teacher trainer for the pedagogical college in Lucerne. I am very interested in expanding my knowledge in online communities and hope this will at some point open opportunities to work more intensively in this area.
You will find my blog at:  and my e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org I am also on twitter as illyac.
I'm looking forward to working together with you all!
By the look of the network that has already formed around this course Illya, there will be opportunities a plenty :)
Hello everyone! I heard about this course from Illya, and I am excited to join and learn more about online facilitation.
My name is Mary Hillis and I am an EFL teacher in Japan. I am really interested in using online tools for professional development, and I belong to a couple online communities of practice.
Throughout the course, I will be blogging at My FOC08 Blog http://maryhfoc08.tumblr.com/ and you can also find me on Twitter as mhillis.