The iVillage


One of the most exciting and innovative iPod projects to date is the Fall 2005 creation of The iVillage—a virtual learning community. In conjunction with GCSU’s required freshman residential experience, theme-based learning communities house students with common interests, goals, even majors in the same dormitory or area providing opportunities for bonding, making lifelong friends, business contacts, and creating new venues for learning to take place outside of the traditional classroom. Campus communities include Honors, Wellness, Fine & Performing Arts, Leadership, International Issues, and Technology: The iVillage.

The iVillage differs from the others in that its residents don’t all live in the same place, but are still afforded the same opportunities and benefits as other residential community students through the use of technology. iVillagers communicate with one another using Apple technology and related resources such as WebCT. They are dreaming, planning and creating what may be the first virtual learning community that is student-driven. There is no professor or course syllabus. There is no “floor plan.” That is yet for the iVillagers to draw. They are the pioneers setting out to homestead the new frontier.

The first "township" in what will eventually become an iTerritory with many generations of iCitizens, has named themselves "McIntosh Township." These first iCitizens decided that each "generation" of iVillagers should create their own township named for a variety of apple as a nod to the Apple Technology that makes all we do possible. Look for our web site coming late Spring 2006: http://iVillage.gcsu.edu.