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Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, ...: What? Why? How?

Slides for a talk on "Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, ...: What? Why? How?" given by Brian Kelly, UKOLN at a workshop session at the JISC 2011 conference held at the BT Convention Centre, Liverpool on 15 March 2011.


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Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, ...: What? Why? How?

  1. 1. Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, ...: What? Why? How? Brian Kelly, UKOLN University of Bath Bath, UK, BA2 7AY UKOLN is supported by: 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: Email: [email_address] Blog: [Automated] Twitter: #jisc2011
  2. 2. You are free to: Copy, share, adapt or re-mix; photograph, film or broadcast; blog, live-blog or post video of this presentation provided that: You attribute the work to its author and respect the rights and licences associated with its components. Idea from Cameron Neylon Slide Concept by Cameron Neylon, who has waived all copyright and related or neighbouring rights. This slide only CCZero . Social Media Icons adapted with permission from originals by Christopher Ross. Original images are available under GPL at: To be confirmed at end of session
  3. 3. About The Facilitators <ul><li>Brian Kelly: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Web adviser to UK HE sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based at UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management and located at the University of Bath </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marieke Guy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research officer, home worker & UKOLN “Environment champion” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paul Shabajee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researcher on JISC-funded Greening Events & Greening Events II projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based at ILRT, University of Bristol </li></ul></ul>Introduction
  4. 4. About the Session <ul><li>'Amplified events' can enhance face-to-face events by exploiting networked technologies to widen participation to remote participants and 'time-shifting' events. </li></ul><ul><li>This session will review approaches which have been taken at various events. </li></ul><ul><li>The session will explore the reasons for such approaches, address possible concerns and outline various business models, policies and emerging technologies which can be used to maximise the benefits of amplified events. </li></ul>Introduction
  5. 5. Draft Timetable Introduction Title Content Facilitator Introduction About the session BK Amplified Events: What and Why? Understanding the concepts BK Amplified Events: How? How to provide or participate in an amplified event MG The Institutional Perspective Experiences and plans for institutional approaches PS Opportunities and Concerns Group discussion All Next Steps Review PS, MG and BK
  6. 6. About You <ul><li>Please tell us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your interest in amplified events? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you have chosen this session? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you hope to gain from the session? </li></ul></ul>Introduction
  7. 7. Constraints of Space & Time <ul><li>Amplified events can be regarded as a way of avoiding the constraints of space and time! </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can we improve our understanding & recollection of events?
  9. 9. The Amplified Conference <ul><li>Term coined by Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC (and former UKOLN director) in a blog post on 25 July 2007 </li></ul>History
  10. 10. Wikipedia Article <ul><li>A Wikipedia article </li></ul>History Created by Brian Kelly in August 2008
  11. 11. Real-time peer review: 2003 <ul><li>'Hot' or Not? Welcome to real-time peer review </li></ul><ul><li>The keynote speaker was clear. He informed his audience during [the WWW 2003 conference] that none other than Tim Berners-Lee … had first referred to embedded menus as hot links. </li></ul><ul><li>A few minutes later, while the speaker was still in full flow, delegates … learnt that this was not the case, at least as Berners-Lee himself remembers it. </li></ul><ul><li>He had joined the electronic discussion that was accompanying the lecture and in a brief message … stated: &quot;I didn't call them 'hot'. I just called them links.&quot; </li></ul>'Hot' or Not? Welcome to real-time peer review , Paul Shabajee, Times Higher Education Supplement (London), 1 August 2003 History
  12. 12. THE Article - Concerns <ul><li>Potential Negative Aspects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 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” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ There can also be a feeling of being excluded … by not being part of a particular online group” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ 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” </li></ul></ul>History
  13. 13. THE Article - Conclusions <ul><li>Conclusions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… 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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul>History Emphasis added
  14. 14. Using Networked Technologies To Support Conferences <ul><li>Using networked technologies to support conferences . Kelly, B., Tonkin, E., Shabajee, P. EUNIS 2005 conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Described examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlined benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide deployment framework </li></ul></ul>Framework covered policy issues, user needs, technical issues, human & organisational issues
  15. 15. But How? <ul><li>We will now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See some case studies of amplified events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear about the various types of technologies used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear about how possible concerns have been addressed </li></ul></ul>BK  MG
  16. 16. Questions <ul><li>Any questions </li></ul>