Monday, December 13, 2010

Edublog Awards Live Show, and Last Chance to Vote!

We've just announced the time and date for the 2010 Edublog Awards Ceremony, which will be this Wednesday, December 15th US Time 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST (international times here).

Remember, voting closes before this -- at 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday December 14th.  That's 8:59pm US PST.  (International times here.)  Don't delay!  Vote now!

The Awards Ceremony will be held in Elluminate again this year (my favorite real-time web meeting platform, and--of course--my employer :).  Sue Waters, Ronnie Burt (both from Edublogs), and I will be co-hosting the show and announcing the winners in this live ceremony.  The link to enter the show is https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.4B894D4EAF91C3FB2995800EC6F804.

If you are a potential award winner we just want to make sure you know that should you win we'll give you a minute or two to say a few words.  We expect the show will last around 90 minutes, but we make no guarantees!  Following the show we'll open the mics and webcams and have a "virtual" post-show / year-end party.  We hope you'll join us for what you can.

If you are new to Elluminate — please make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate before the event by visiting Elluminate Support.  We'll open up the Elluminate room 30 minutes before we start, and we encourage you to come in a few minutes early to set your microphone up and make sure you're connected.   We’ll hold a special introduction to Elluminate 15 minutes before the awards ceremony is scheduled to begin for those that have never used it before. 

I want to express my personal appreciation to all who are involved in education and contribute through blogging, social networking, social media, and other educational technologies.  The Edublog Awards voting system is admittedly an imperfect methodology for recognizing all of those contributions, but hopefully it is a way of celebrating some of the contributions that we accomplish together.  If you feel someone was overlooked or under-recognized, we'll have a chance for you to shout out "well done" to them during the show!  And from me, Thank You!

See you online!
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