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So while I have talked obliquely, or shared on Facebook occasional things about what I do, I haven't really spoken extensively about it or my company, so, I'd like to remedy that. For those of you who are in touch with me extremely routinely, feel free to skip down to the video and last 2 paragraphs.

The company at which I've recently become employed is called Grovo. Grovo is, as our website says, an online education and training platform that helps people find and use sites, and helps sites reach and educate users. In addition to the consumer side, we are also very focused on helping small businesses learn how to better take advantage of the tools the internet has to offer.

Our primary tool for education is short, entertaining video lessons, generally no more than 2 minutes in length, that teach you something about a site or important concept, and that is where my team and I come in. As the head of production, I make sure our videos are held to rigorous standards of quality.

To give you an idea of what our content is like, I would like to point you to our Youtube "Merry-Go-Round." We uploaded 10 of our videos to youtube with annotations at the end linking to 2 other videos apiece, as well as the main Grovo intro video. You can browse through lessons through the video links as much/as long as you like, and for more on Grovo, the intro video is available at the end of each lesson.



If you know someone who wants help personally or for their business in using the power of the internet, please consider letting them know about Grovo, and if you've enjoyed this, please consider facebook sharing or tweeting this or another of the videos in the merry-go-round. Any assistance here is much appreciated.

So yes, that's a bit more about how I spend my days... and some nights.

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Date: 2011-04-08 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seishonagon.livejournal.com
This? Is awesome. I can think of easily a dozen people who would benefit from these videos.

I'm going to point our school tech team at it, to see if they can in turn point other teachers at it. We have to watch these annoying videos periodically to maintain our tech accounts through the school, and the videos are annoying partly because they're also almost completely uninformative. Teachers who have trouble with technology will still have all their old troubles after watching our county's videos. The tech team sometimes sends out links to people with other helpful training videos from the net, so I think they'd really appreciate the ones you guys have produced.

Unrelatedly, I'm also going to point my mother at these. She complains all the time about being a "technotwit," and I think she might find these really helpful.

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Date: 2011-04-08 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khyros.livejournal.com
Thanks a great deal for the support!

If you're looking to convince teachers, you may want to point them towards This Page (http://www.grovo.com/grovo-for-education) which contains a testimonial from a TFA participant who's been using grovo extensively, not only herself, but as part of her curriculum for her 11th Grade Business and Entrepreneurship course.

And feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any further questions.

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