We [teachers] will create alikeU professional learning communities to share content, develop creative ways to organize the classroom, design new online courses, and boost parental involvement.
Cranston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
alikeU.com has officially opened its virtual doors to members worldwide (http://www.alikeU.com) providing breakthrough functionality for business, educational, and personal use. Positioned on simple, easy-to-use features, alikeU.com puts power back into the hands of the user—individuals or brands—to build focused content driven communities designed for growth.
alikeU’s innovative proprietary platform addresses a real need in academia. "Today’s school leaders face tremendous challenges in creating 21st century learning environments. alikeU.com offers a way for schools and districts to meet their goals while fostering exceptional student achievement. Best of all, alikeU is free. With budget cuts and financial restrictions, many schools can’t invest in expensive educational software,” said Sayed Najem, Creator and Chief Executive Officer of alikeU.
The company has a unique funding story. Najem says, “we’re a bootstrapped company whose development has been completely organic. This allows me to introduce a new concept to the social networking paradigm: our ethical business model is set up to give back to society so alikeU.com works for the greater good of humanity.” Sayed Najem is a two-time Olympic Silver medalist and World Champion in Taekwondo originally from Lebanon. He draws all of his creativity and inspiration from Steve Jobs and Apple.
Bettye Stewart-Payne, a special education teacher in Fairfax County Virginia Public Schools says alikeU.com will be invaluable for teachers’ professional development. “We [teachers] will create alikeU professional learning communities to share content, develop creative ways to organize the classroom, design new online courses, and boost parental involvement. The ways we can use alikeU are endless, we’re very excited about this beta launch.” Stewart-Payne also believes alikeU will be an effective method for principals to collaborate with their staff and for the central office to communicate throughout the district. “alikeU is teacher and student community building at the core, but it’s also a powerful communication/outreach tool.”
alikeU.com is a new way to connect, create, and share. It’s integrated with other social platforms including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram so users can instantly exchange rich media and content. Members create free online communities based around common interests, friends or business. The robust alikeU community platform gives users the ability to create member profiles, groups, discussion forums, and blogs. alikeU technology is an interconnected system where all communities created are part of a centralized network thus adding a high level of security, scalability, and functionality.
“Some users are fed up with mandatory changes and additions, they may not like Timeline or they still have privacy concerns. At alikeU we promise privacy and control, and that in turn produces greater customer satisfaction,” said Najem. “alikeU.com is a novel approach to social interactions between people sharing the same interests and passions. But it was just as important to me to create a more private and secure user experience.”
Headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island, alikeU.com is an out-of-the-box community-networking platform with a purpose. It empowers people and brands to build focused communities that exchange information on a global scale. alikeU is poised to partner with business and academia—revolutionizing the way work gets done in the office and improving every aspect of the education experience.