Archive For The “Conferences” Category

For the Folks at home: OpenEd09

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OpenEd09 was a great conference. Possibly one of the best I have been to. Sharing is very powerful. In Leigh’s circle, people have sought to develop stuff, posted it as a work in progress to find other people working on similar things just down the road. Bingo: collaboration, synergy, time saving and dare I say…

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A great conference

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This is probably one of the best conferences I have ever been to.  Has a good mix of emergent and formal. Some emergent conference planning principles: Provide minimal paper, and no conference bag. Minimal paper=conference programme in pocket size form. Provide wireless. Have a comprehensive website with things you need to know. Don’t provide food….

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Day one: finished presentation

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Day one: finished presentation

The THEME: OK, getting our teaching resources better, more current, less stress on the teachers who do the writing, having better lives.  OER may help.  What are the questions?  Where thiungs go well, WHAT FACTORS ARE IN PLAY? Afterthoughts Used the wrong title for my session: it’s really all about the power of micronetworks.  Maybe…

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Open Ed Conf 4: summary

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This is the final of the four posts on my topic at OpenEd 2009.  Just for the sake of completness. Here is my handout/summary. Summary Notes (Word format) An Approach to the Problems of Personalisation and Context Dependency in Open Educational Resources We had some initial conversations: how are we going to move ahead in…

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Light at the end of the Tunnel

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Light at the end of the Tunnel

I’ve wondered seriously whether I need to declare online bankrupcy. Laurence Lessig did it for e-mail. E-mail is not quite my problem. Just a bit too much online stuff, too many frontiers. But I decided it is just the end of year run up to Christmas, I was tired – plus, there has been a…

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Unconferences again.

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Unconferences again.

Just found the blogging conference in Brisbane. A sort of unconference. Here is a quote from their page of information about format. Adapted from the BloggerCon IV Format by David Winer. This will be an unusual conference. We generally won’t have speakers, panels or an audience.  We will have discussions and sessions, and each session…

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Setúbal adventure

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Last year I was part of the Prato Dialogue – at Florence, before an Infometrics conference at Prato. A wonderful time. There was a picture on the old website before it got blown away. We are next meeting in Setúbal, next week, different group, similar style . . . Leave Saturday 19th May, two days…

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Web 2.0 tools

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Web 2.0 tools

There was a Comunities of Practice workshop on Friday folowing the CPE conference with Etienne Wenger. He shared a neat new diagram developed with Nancy White and John Smith, addressing the tensions inherent in community life (for example the individual vs the group), and how different technologies can assist in managing the tension. It is…

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CoPs and Bloggers at CPE

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Still being very interested in this topic. The chance to present at a conference where there is some understanding of CoP’s was too good an opportunity to miss. CPE 2006. Continuing Professional Education Conference. There were really three threads: recertification requirements, keeping up with developments in a profession and adult education. I totally omitted the…

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