LTEN is modelled after and would consider itself a sister of ISTEC, formed by John Tratner, of Pattana International School, in 2002, in Bangkok.
LTEN was initiated by Tom Johnson, and supported by John D’Arcy, Brycen Davis, Caroline Lewicky, and Amanda Bond of Istanbul International Community School (IICS), 2012 in Turkey. It was first hosted at IICS on April 27th, 2012. It has developed a mailing list , an Edmodo account, an online wiki gathering, Skype sessions, Twitter followers (Hashtag #LTEN), a Joomla (now Wordpress) site, and a Google+ group.
Mission & Vision
The Learning and Technology Exchange Network (LTEN) offers educators and the technology minded of Turkey and surrounding communities a common meeting space offline and online for an area to solve problems, for the exchange of ideas, and for the inspiration of learning and life.
We aim to expand growth from Istanbul local area schools to other schools within the region. The conferences should be hosted by different schools for full participation, acknowledgement, and showcasing of various sites. LTEN aims to develop a mailing list of respondents who can quickly respond to colleague requests and problems.