Archive For The “unConferences” Category

Unconferencing again: TeachMeets

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More on UnConferencing: UnConferencing meets Teacher Professional Development In the posts on MirandaNet about the axing of BECTA one of the contributors, Leon Cych posted this comment: I’d much rather see teachers who have developed “open” expertise, sharing it with each other at a social event in a transparent way, rather than traditional models of…

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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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DEANZ, Wellington

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Another not an FOC08 post.  But I did see Leigh last week (at the Beach in Dunedin) and  at the DEANZ conference in Wellington. I’d have liked to do another full on workshop here on the bounded community & community issues, but there was not time and I was too late to see about negotiating…

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Using the Access Grid

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Using the Access Grid

The Access Grid Linkup for the Launch of the FLLinNZ toolkit has now been and gone. This was both stressful and a lot of fun. Blog Link. AKOWiki page Link. I did not have a clue what I was getting myself in in for. I have done a score of VC linkups, but never the…

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Launch of the FLLinNZ staff development toolkit.

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Launch of the FLLinNZ staff development toolkit.

Confirmed.  Ten minutes ago: 19th October 2007.  Access Grid. Venues: Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch | Dunedin 3.00pm.  Snacks provided.  3 brief presentations, and plenty of chatter/feedback and conversation. FAQ: What is the Access Grid? It’s a room somewhere in the uni with bandwidth to burn.  Full duplex video. How do I register? Details coming…

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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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