Many LTUG members will know Nancy White from previous events by video-conference with LearnTel.
Nancy will be presenting another one of her engaging sessions on 6th July, 11am - 12.30pm AEST.
Where: Your video conference room
About Nancy White: Founder of Full Circle Associates, a communications consultancy, Nancy helps non-profits and businesses connect through online and offline strategies. She is recognised for her leadership and expertise in the emerging field of online group facilitation and interaction. She is a skilled online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed communities of practice, online learning, distributed teams and virtual communities.
Content: More and more distributed online learning groups and communities are adopting blogs as their community platform - intentionally and sometimes by chance. Some efforts are structured and others are ad hoc formations that emerge "between" a number of blogs.
What are these communities discovering?
How does the blog interface differ from email lists and web forums and with what implications?
What are the pros and cons of using blog technology for learning communities?
What is the community perspective of blogs?
Hear what Nancy has to say and then discuss ideas with her and others involved in the videoconference. You will also be able to participate in a discussion list pre- and post- conference for sharing of ideas and resources.
For more information and registration - go to the LearnTel site!
Wow - the conference has now been over for 3 days and there is still a flurry (I think that's the best word) of activity across all sorts of places in the blogosphere - if you want to follow some of the action - start at the conference blog. There are some reviews - generally links to other blogs - which are interesting reads, as you start to get a feel for how different participants picked up on issues that inform their own practice.
I expect the conference blog will remain active for quite some time - another great resource for ongoing collaboration after an event - also for the sponsors with more than just exposure at the event!
4 days of weblogs, dialogues, inspiration, and new connections have just come to a close....
Over the next couple of days I will attempt to capture and share my thoughts and experiences from this inaugural event - perhaps even another pivotal point in my own research and future direction...?
For those that were unable to attend - why not participate in some of the atmosphere by exploring the papers, the presentations, the comments and contributions, and the pictures from conference - start at the conference blog, then follow the pathways provided by posts that interest you - I strongly recommend the Flickr photogallery (just for starters!).
I can't end this post without acknowledging the invited speakers - you were sensational - and provided us with many discussion points! The organising committee - we did it!- thank-you!!! The presenters - your research, practice and experiences and willingness to share underpinned the success of the program! The sponsors - without you we couldn't achieve the staging of this event (LTUG - that's us, Cubic Consulting, iBurst, ATP Innovations). And finally - the conference delegates - what a fantastic audience you were!
It's a group deal - register 5 people and get the 6th one free! That works out at just $145 per person - BARGAIN! (And barely covers costs of venue & catering)!
So - if you're thinking of attending - and why wouldn't you be? - get a gang together and take advantage of this special offer!
LTUG is also one of the sponsors - as a supporter of learning technologies, the reporting of practice and implications for further research are a crucial aspect of ensuring we are providing members with leading edge opportunities to enhance their pedagogical practices - and provide the learners with opportunities they appear to be embracing with vigour!
Have you visited the BlogTalk Downunder conference blog? We have started to publish papers in advance of the conference - visit the site and review some of the potential for debate at the conference!
If you drop by the conference blog, you'll notice that we've started to post papers from the presenters - this will give you some idea about the calibre of papers you will hear from - AND the opportunity to meet and network with all sorts of interdisciplinary practitioners!