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Extending the conference

Conferences are changing. Instead of an event of a few days, we now see conferences fostering dialogue months in advance (and, in some cases, following the event…but post-conference dialogue is generally harder than pre-conference). ONLINE EDUCA is a good example of extending conferences. They provide articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources in advance. I’m not sure about how many people take time to engage with the resources…but for those that do, it is a great way to get to know the ideas of speakers and presenters (or even just current trends).

A few recent resources posted:
Wikis in Education: Public, Semi-Public, or Private – Which Is Best?
Graham Atwell provides interviews with Seb Schmoller, Stephen Downes, Vijay Kumar, Toru Iiyoshi , and others.
Internet and Radio Teaching in Greece

One Comment

  1. Scott Leslie wrote:

    George, it is funny that you post this right now – a bunch of us are down at the Open Ed conference in Utah where they are trying out a new system they’ve built called 51weeks (http://www.51weeks.com) – the idea being to build a conference support system that facilitates the ongoing conversation for the 51 weeks the conference isn’t running. So far I am really enjoying what is adding to the experience. I have suggested they also check out attendr, which has some nifty ways to network attendees through tags and maps.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 4:22 pm | Permalink