What Can We Learn From Amplified Events? Brian Kelly, UKOLN University of Bath Bath, UK, BA2 7AY UKOLN is supported by: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/seminars/girona-2010/ This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence (but note caveat) Acceptable Use Policy Recording this talk, taking photos, discussing the content using Twitter, blogs, etc. is permitted providing distractions to others is minimised. Twitter: http://twitter.com/briankelly/ http://twitter.com/ukwebfocus/ Email: [email_address] Blog: http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/ [Automated] Twitter: #udgamp10 Delicious tag: udgamp10
… Un article clau, que no deixa indiferent, és el de Brian Kelly al seu blog UK Web Focus: “ I Want To Use Twitter For My Conference ” on exposa bones pràctiques en l’ús de twitter per organitzar un congrès o conferència. Les entrades de Kelly són molt rellevants i es tracta d’un blog que trobo de seguiment obligat, igual que Mashable, Community Roundtable o Social Media Today. Kelly té una entrada rellevant que hauria de seguir: 14 UK Information Professionals to Follow on Twitter?
Per entendre la relació apassionant entre twitter i blogging, Brian Kelly ha resumit idees clares en la seva entrada A Twitter Feed For This Blog i sobretot a Can Your Blog Survive Without Twitter? Jo encara estic en fase experiental en la meva arquitectura digital social. M’ha ajudat molt. (Per cert, en aquesta darrera entrada hi surt el meu retweet de l’article de Brian Kelly. Gràcies!)
“ about 10 per cent of the audience had laptops - one person was heard to say that the noise of tapping keyboards drowned the speaker out at the back of the room. … it can be very distracting having someone typing quickly and reading beside you, rather than watching the speaker”
“ There can also be a feeling of being excluded … by not being part of a particular online group”
“ It is probable that the speakers will find it hardest to adjust. It may be disconcerting to know that members of your audience are, as you speak, using the web to look at your CV , past work and checking any data that seems a bit dubious”
“… these technologies are likely to be beneficial. The added possibilities for collective learning and analysis , comprehensive notes with insights and links , often far more extensive than the speaker might have, are advantages previously unimaginable.
Perhaps the richest potential lies in the interaction between members of the audience , particularly if you believe that learning and the generation of knowledge are active, engaging and social processes
Using Networked Technologies To Support Conferences
Using networked technologies to support conferences . Kelly, B., Tonkin, E., Shabajee, P. EUNIS 2005 conference
Provide deployment framework
Framework covered policy issues, user needs, technical issues, human & organisational issues
Event amplification the norm for many Web, e-learning & e-research events
ALT-C 2009 4,708 #altc-2009 tweets from 747 users for 3 day e-learning conf. (700 delegates?) IWMW 2009 1,661 #iwmw2009 from 180 users tweets for 3 day Web conf. (197 delegates) JISC 2010 2,050 #jisc10 tweets from 432 users for 1 day development / policy conf. (~500 delegates?) Developments : Increased ownership of smart phones & availability of WiFi; unlimited tariffs for data; wider appreciation of benefits; ‘buzz’ around Twitter; …
Engaging With The Twitter Wall Using a Twitter Wall rather than PowerPoint provides a means of encouraging discussions e.g. “ Good cop, bad cop ” routine used in IWMW 10 conclusions to encourage debate about talks
Costs are hidden (part of infrastructure; swings & roundabouts; internal charging; …)
User pays? Speaker pays?? (cf author pays) Taxpayer pays?
Since IWMW 2008 host institution provided streaming video (infrastructure in place; marketing of institution; trialling new technologies, …) At IWMW 2009-10 we funded live blogger (with some sponsorship): raises profile of event; gathers evidence of impact & value of event as well as supporting remote audiences Concerns
The role of an event amplifier described on Event Amplifier WordPress blog at <http://eventamplifier.wordpress.com/ >.
Initial posts on Event Amplifier blog cover: (a) Amplifying event with Twitter; (a) Providing an accessible back channel; (c) The case for a live blogger; (d) Twitter buzzword bingo & (e) What is an event amplifier? See also @eventamplifier Twitter account