Wednesday, May 13, 2009

EduBloggerCon 2009/DC and NECC "Unplugged" - On-site or Virtually

The wiki pages for EduBloggerCon 2009/DC and NECC "Unplugged" are both "live" as of this week, and have--I think--turned out great. Please visit them and consider being a part of these fun (and free) events.

EDUBLOGGERCON / CLASSROOM 2.0 "Meet-up": This is an international all-day "meetup" of educational bloggers and those using social media and collaborative technologies in education, held on the Saturday (June 27th) before the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in the same venue (thanks, ISTE!). All are welcome--whether you yourself blog, are just an educational blog reader, or even just want to hang out with an interesting group of people. This event is based on the idea of an "unconference", and is being organized by the participants in real time on the wiki and later on-site. There are no formal presentations, just "conversations" that you want to facilitate. Get different-sized "I'm Attending" web badges on the site.

Big Announcement: You'll notice that we now have "virtual tracks" for those who cannot attend EduBloggerCon physically but want to participate remotely (thanks to Elluminate). You can even organize your own small or large EduBloggerCon physical "meet-up" in another city! More online...


NECC UNPLUGGED: Held during and as a part of NECC on June 28th - July 1, NECC "Unplugged" is three days of 30-minute presentations where anyone can sign up to present, either on-site or virtually--held on-site in it's own "lounge" area and hosted virtually in Elluminate . Always wanted to present at NECC but weren't selected? Or have a topic to present or discuss that wasn't timely when formal presentation applications were due last year but is so now? Sign yourself up! (And then put the web badge somewhere for folks to see it).

NECC Unplugged will stream all its sessions (on-site and virtual) live through Elluminate. We'll also be absorbing the functions that the wiki performed last year: anyone streaming, liveblogging, back-channel chatting, Tweeting, or otherwise generating content for remote users can list those resources here in right-most column.


Here's to an ever-expanding and great NECC experience this year!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:46 AM

    Dear Steve,

    Thanks for the information about these events.
    I'm putting together a new book about Web 2.0 in education, which is focused on research-based contributions rather than "unsubstantiated hype" about Web 2.0/Classroom 2.0.
    Please consider submitting a proposal and/or circulating to interested people. More information here:


    Michael Thomas


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