Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sneak Preview of Mightybell Version 2 on Thursday

Gina Bianchini, co-founder of Ning, is preparing to release Version 2 of her current project, Mightybell, and she is looking for a small and devoted group of educators to give feedback Thursday night on this significant overhaul. As I did with Gina for Ning, I'm again serving (and getting paid) as an educational consultant to help bring the community's voice and ideas to the project. When she released the first version of Mightybell, the Teacher 2.0 community I built there produced their largest community of users--and Gina both appreciates, and wants to magnify, the educator interest in the work she does.

For those of you who might consider attending, I will state this as thoughtfully and carefully as I can:  I think you're going to be blown away by what Gina and her team have created. I won't steal her thunder, but the commitment to social learning, content curation, and online conversation in this version have the potential to make Mightybell the 21st-century replacement for the textbook many of us have been waiting for. (I guess that wasn't very subtle, but those of you who attend will just have to let me know if you think I'm on the mark.)

Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://sociallearning20.net. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recording:  The recording can be played back at https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-04-05.1512.M.C66383778B1D070A48445A021E2450.vcr&sid=2008350.
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