reply to Kisdobos's post #10
ISLCOLLECTIVE FUNDRAISER 2014 RESULTS
You guys have been great! :) Thank you to all the 709 colleagues who have kindly made a pledge during our Fundraiser for 2014! We appreciate that very much! While we couldn't collect all the funds needed for this year, it's been a huge leap toward achieving financial security for this year.
Thank you also to all those several hundred other colleagues, who have tried to, but couldn't make PayPal or PayU work! Admittedly, PayPal is not a working option for all types of cards and countries. This is why we invested work into a new bank card payment option, but users turned out to be running into problems with that, too, due to factors outside our control. For all the obstacles, we're not gonna give up on this. We are going to try a third option: we have pending applications with other bank card companies, and hopefully it's just a matter of weeks till we will have a working solution on the site. Please check back later, we will announce it once you can use it.
The Fundraiser is now officially over, but we hope in the coming weeks and month we can collect enough Supporting Members. You can become one all year round by clicking the menu "Support ISL
", and that's also where you can renew your expired membership if you wish to continue supporting the site in the future and have access to full screen preview and the other features available to Supporters.
In the meantime, we have already started reworking the site from the foundations, and we are going to recode the entire code basis in order to make our search engine faster and smarter giving you better results, and to be able to host new resources formats, e.g. interactive online exercises, Prezis, Smartboard files. This is a huge undertaking that's gonna require a great many months, but we're dedicated to building a site for you that takes advantage of all the new technological possibilities opening up for educators.
Thanks a bunch again for allowing us to continue our work this year!
Peter and the iSLCollective Team