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Elluminate Online Conferences

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Elluminate Online Conferences

  1. 1. Online Conferences George Siemens University of Manitoba November 6, 2007
  2. 2. Why online conferences? <ul><li>Change pressures: </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralization </li></ul><ul><li>Democratization/participation </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your experiences with online conferences...
  4. 4. Conferences <ul><li>Online Connectivism Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Future of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright/Copyleft (one day) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Learning (Upcoming) </li></ul>
  5. 7. Gradients <ul><li>Augmented </li></ul><ul><li>Blended </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul>
  6. 8. ADETA: Distributed Learning Symposium
  7. 9. Webheads in Action 2007
  8. 11. Planning <ul><li>Model of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul>
  9. 12. Delivering <ul><li>Mix of synch/asynch </li></ul><ul><li>Capturing </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering conversations: “context filters” </li></ul>
  10. 13. Questions, comments, suggestions?
  11. 14. Involving participants <ul><li>Wikis, blogs, discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Determining “whose space” </li></ul><ul><li>Conference tags </li></ul><ul><li>Images, activities (2L tour) </li></ul><ul><li>Space for self-organization </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregating </li></ul>
  12. 15. The Model: Presence <ul><li>Asynch: Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Synch: Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Continual: Regular emails </li></ul><ul><li>Access: Sharing resources (podcasts, recordings) </li></ul>
  13. 16. Evaluating <ul><li>Participant reactions... </li></ul>
  14. 17. Strengths/Benefits <ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Depth of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Retrievability </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure and impact </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul>
  15. 18. Weaknesses <ul><li>Space and time required for participants </li></ul><ul><li>Academic acceptance? </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue/cost recovery model </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous partial attention </li></ul><ul><li>Technical skills required </li></ul>
  16. 19. Lessons <ul><li>Control shift: “do it for ourselves” </li></ul><ul><li>Significant shift in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dual-mode conferences </li></ul>
  17. 20. Planning your next conference <ul><li>Record everything </li></ul><ul><li>Permit flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-conference work </li></ul><ul><li>Conference tags </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregate </li></ul><ul><li>Notes/papers wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking tools </li></ul>
  18. 21. Questions
  19. 22. <ul><li>www.elearnspace.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowingknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectivism.ca </li></ul>

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