AlticTeaching.com is a legit program.Gordon (a friend from high school, and the one who invited me to the facebook group, bringing to my attention the site AlticTeaching.com, and the Advanced Learning and Teaching In China (ALTIC, henceforth) program) called me earlier today about my previous post, asking me to remove my negative comments on the program. I refused, mostly because I really, really dislike removing stuff. Not too sure why, probably just a major distaste for censorship. More information is good. At least, when people are smart and know how to draw their own conclusions about things. Yes, there is a thing called information overload, but no, they're not anywhere close to this point.
But yes, I digress. Gordon called. We talked, then he put me in touch with John Holsapple. I spoke to John over the phone. He repeated the request to remove stuff, specifying the exact parts. ::sighs:: I agreed, since it does make sense that people not bother reading the entire post, and skimming it may cause some people to come to the wrong conclusion, despite the red edits notes.
But yes, props to ALTIC for caring. And getting in touch with me. They are real, web of trust* has been properly established beyond reasonable doubt.
Oh, yes, and John will be sending me more information later, when he isn't as busy with getting the company incorporated. So for a while, you may catch more information on them at this blog. Maybe sometime during this week.
*security thing. Where you 'sign' other people certificates indicating that you know them, and they are who they are. And so as people sign each other's certificates, you establish a web of trust (so person A trust person B, B trusts C, so then A and C know that A is really A and C is C when A and C talk to each other. If that made any sense whatsoever.)