See the resources on www.conference20.com / http://conference20.wikispaces.com

Here is a 15-minute recording from a "live web conversation" I held last week as part of Classroom 2.0. Because there was audio and text chat at the same time, you'll notice some audio gaps while text chatting is going on. For reference, Sylvia Martinez, Jane Krauss, and Liz Davis are three voices besides mine that do come in. We talked about EduBloggerCon and the Bloggers Cafe ideas, and even a little on the submission process for NECC. http://audio.edtechlive.com/NECCIdeasClip.mp3

EduBloggerCon

  • Name change?
    • edutechco
    • edutechcolabathon
    • Educon Tweet Up
    • Collab 2.0
    • EdTechLive
    • Learning 2.0
    • Edutechothon
    • Blabbuthon
    • educhatathon
    • Impromtuthon
    • convothon
    • CollabCon
    • Classroom 2.0 LIVE
    • conversation
    • Conversation Day
    • converthon
    • convocon, convocation, conversation
    • Edupower
    • PowerDays


NECC 2.0 / Fringe Conference


Chat Log


Joined on March 26, 2008 at 3:33 PM


adinasullivan: yep


PeggyG: Hearing fine


adinasullivan: Spring Break


BobCaro: I can hear you, but I won't have a mike today.


adinasullivan: Next week will be a slightly different story


PeggyG: Decided to listen to the audio on the brainstorm while I'm waiting.


adinasullivan: yes


BobCaro: 6pm here in Texas


PeggyG: Very helpful background & prep for today-http://audio.edtechlive.com/NECCIdeasClip.mp3


PeggyG: Yes-NECC ideas


PeggyG: Posted on the Brainstorm page for NECC


PeggyG: YEs I listened to it-missed it live


adinasullivan: Hopefully w/wifi unlike CUE


Ken Pruitt: good idea, didnt make that connection


Ken Pruitt: sure


Carlos Raul: Hello everyone


Ken Pruitt: only room for one soapbox


PeggyG: I added a question to the Blogger's Cafe page about using the NECC conference planner to add events from the "fringe conference"


PeggyG: Would love to see a broader name than edublogger so it encompasses everything web 2.0


Ken Pruitt: can you bring up the list


Ken Pruitt: thanks elluminate!


adinasullivan: not yet


adinasullivan: just the edge


hshawjr: no black screen


PeggyG: still gray on my computer


Maureen: grayed out


PeggyG: There you go!


hshawjr: gott it


adinasullivan: woohoo


Maureen: it's up


PeggyG: Yes-it's loading fine


Ken Pruitt: great


Ken Pruitt: Why not use Open Conference at NECC


Ken Pruitt:


PeggyG:


adinasullivan: I like that too


Ken Pruitt: lol


PeggyG: Do we need to keep the concept of "fringe" in the name?


PeggyG: How about Open Collaboration?


PeggyG: I like using the term collaboration somehow?


PeggyG: Or Open Collaborative Conference? The whole concept is it's developed collaboratively


adinasullivan: Keeping the word Open and/or collaboration would be good


PeggyG: @ken Pruitt-that's a great point about fringe


adinasullivan: fringe might sound like you have to be in the "group"


Maureen: As a newbie- Open works better for me- less exclusive


adinasullivan: "trapped" LOL


PeggyG: There was a perception last year at NECC about the exclusivity of the Blogger's Cafe


Ken Pruitt: sure


Ken Pruitt: that is big


Ken Pruitt: noooo


PeggyG: Yes it was a feeling of intimidation


Robert Caro: parallel sounds like a great term to use


Maureen: I didn't go in to the blogger's cafe- new to the concept and it felt like you had to be part of the blogger's "club"


Ken Pruitt: yes


PeggyG: Q a whiteboard greeting that would always be posted would be great


Ken Pruitt: didnt use the tv much


adinasullivan: I agree with that


PeggyG: I think we might need a bigger space than last year--is that an option?


Ken Pruitt: we could load bloggers work/videos and play at certain times when nothing is happening


adinasullivan: You want people who don't know everyone to feel welcome


Robert Caro: I wanted to attend the call to day just to practice, so that I wouldn't be behind, and trying to figure out how to get involved right in the middle of the actual conference


PeggyG: There were many times all of the seats were taken and no place to enter and engage


Robert Caro: I read and heard a lot about the Blogger's Cafe, and it sounded like a great way to review workshops, and set up outside discussions


PeggyG: It was so valuable to hear which sessions everyone was planning to go to-last minute-to make better choices


Durff: I like impromtuthon


Maureen: Can there be someone who actually helps a newbie try it out in there?


Durff: but everyone recognizes Classroom2.0


Durff: maybe go with recognize-able?


Durff: no


Durff: just joined -openconference - i like that


PeggyG: How about "Open Unconference"?


Durff: and open to public


Ken Pruitt: OC is easy logo too


Ken Pruitt: OUC is OUCH


PeggyG: HAHAHA


Ken Pruitt: say again


PeggyG: I like having some structure so I can schedule slots of time


adinasullivan: I agree with Peggy


PeggyG: Yes to all of those questions


Durff: day before?


adinasullivan: Schedule might depend on those whoa re willing to speak/lead


Robert Caro: I think we can at least look at breakfast, lunch, and dinner-time mini-events


Maureen: Yes, time slots and yes speed demos


PeggyG: Yes use the existing time slots for sessions at NECC


adinasullivan: short ones will easier movement in and out when time is avaiable


Durff: conversations - like educon was supposed to be


Durff: whom am i? i'm not even going to NECC


PeggyG: I'm finding it hard to imagine ever leaving the Blogger's Cafe


adinasullivan: panels - yeah


PeggyG: Panels would be fantastic


Durff: oo - yes panels


Robert Caro: If we have time slots set up on a week'long calendar, it would be easier to slot people in


Ken Pruitt: SWSX had panels voted on by "mob"


Maureen: what't the difference btwn facil discussions and birds of a feather?


adinasullivan: I liked the panel you did at CUE


Ken Pruitt: "Who would you like to see?"


adinasullivan: the classroom 2.0 panel w/ julie lindsay


PeggyG: Yes-the social networking panel at CUE was valuable


Durff: backwards how?


Ken Pruitt: Yes...that is what they did at SWSX


Durff: like a meme?


adinasullivan: I was happy to hear Adam Frey and Julie


PeggyG: How about a panel for the "Salon des Refuses"?


adinasullivan: Maybe topic specfic - different views (wiki, blog, digital storytelling, etc.)


PeggyG: Yes I'm seeing it


PeggyG: Some of us couldn't get into the constructivist event


Ken Pruitt: I think the actual NECC days need to be aware of audience, may need intro stuff monday


PeggyG: Yes-closed as far as I know


Maureen: I couldn't get into last year- excited to go this year!


Durff: yes PETE-C


Durff: it is Ken


Robert Caro: I expect most attendees will not start until Monday, with the workshops.


Ken Pruitt: k


Ken Pruitt: agreed


PeggyG: http://blog.genyes.com/ Constructivist event site where I learned it was sold out-Sylvia Martinez


Durff: I think you would be surprised Robert


Ken Pruitt: differentiate


Robert Caro: I know I will be there early, but I probably won't be in any of the weekend events (cheap ISD ---


adinasullivan: Does anyone have access to printing so we could have a small info piece avalable for people to pick up


PeggyG: Would hour slots require people to commit to the entire hour-thinking of the "presenters"


Durff: a flyer?


adinasullivan: Just the baics of what the area is about


adinasullivan: flyer, yes


Ken Pruitt: Trying to get into NECC folder


Durff: can print flyers on Lulu


Ken Pruitt: right?


adinasullivan: yes, and/or in mtg area


PeggyG: I think we should try to go paperless-most people bring laptops


Durff: brilliant


Ken Pruitt: Gorilla marketing


Robert Caro: Buttons?


PeggyG: Yes buttons!


Durff: but paperless does not reach everyone


Ken Pruitt: lol


Robert Caro: buttons w/ the address


adinasullivan: We could wear something - yes


PeggyG: Buttons-so wherever we go people can ask us about them


Durff: lanyards?


adinasullivan: I'll take a hat too;


Ken Pruitt: I am getting my twitter shirt ..@kpruitt


Ken Pruitt: ha


PeggyG: We don't have enough days for all the tshirts


Durff: you are not!


PeggyG: I think a flyer in the conference materials is a great idea


Robert Caro: BTW, I'm driving to SAT, and I know printers here in Corpus Christi


adinasullivan: Have to go but thanks - looking forward to it!


Durff: I blog therefore I am


Durff: true


PeggyG: If I don't blog does that mean I don't exist?


Durff: i don't either


Ken Pruitt: Yes we cna


Ken Pruitt: can


Robert Caro: ...soon everyone will blog...


PeggyG: ribbons on buttons are also an option


PeggyG: Great Steve-topics will help to guide us


PeggyG: I love the idea of evening activities


Durff: dinners


Ken Pruitt: no evening


Robert Caro: Evening in person? or online?


Robert Caro: or both?


Ken Pruitt: It will happen


PeggyG: Both-could WOW2 do their live podcast from here?


Ken Pruitt: Best practices sessions


Durff: i'll be joining that way - in ustream


PeggyG: Last year they did it in the basement


PeggyG: There were at least 50 people participating live in the WOW2 podcast


Durff: it wasn't from the Bloggers Cafe?


PeggyG: No it was downstairs


Durff: hard to tell from online


Ken Pruitt: using 2.0


Ken Pruitt: or social


PeggyG: I was there live and we closed down the basement at 10:15m


Durff: best practices of literacy


Ken Pruitt: personally 5 - 10 min


Maureen: Best practices- speed share?


Durff: speed dating


Ken Pruitt: social in the classroom


PeggyG: If they're done in advance they could be replayed multiple times


Ken Pruitt: 2.0 in the classroom


Ken Pruitt: yes


Ken Pruitt: BP


Durff: yeah, BP


Maureen: @Peggy- so you could have Best practices previously recorded and shared continuously?


Ken Pruitt: yes


Robert Caro: mini-podcasts


PeggyG: Best Practices sometimes sounds like only certain things are "approved/recommended"


Durff: followed by live interactive discussions


Robert Caro: tested?


PeggyG: Could it be classroom 2.0 in action?


Maureen: "it worked for me"


Robert Caro: in action.. I like it


Durff: @Peggy - good!


Ken Pruitt: thats just the buzz word, best practices does not mean only practices


Robert Caro: something with "success" in it


PeggyG: Yes Elluminate will be great for those who are attending from afar-not at NECC in person


Durff: how many seats?


Durff: or use ustream


Durff: wow


PeggyG: Yes, I like success stories


Durff: i think that would appeal to many people


Ken Pruitt: I think many are


Maureen: 2.0 in action-success!


Ken Pruitt: this is the next wave


PeggyG: Yes-success stories-"topic"


Durff: mim-talk followed by discussion


PeggyG: Facilitated discussion with lightning videos would be good


Carlos Raul: when and what time?


Durff: cool!


PeggyG: I'm getting very excited about this!


Ken Pruitt: Can we get talking points for the safety question


Ken Pruitt:


Durff: calm down Carlos


Robert Caro: I only just today got permission to even go


Durff: online safety


Ken Pruitt: me?


Durff: how to integrate online safety?


PeggyG: Having the lightning videos prepared in advance ensures we have some great content to discuss


Durff: i like that idea Peggy


Durff: i don't think i know what it is


Durff: yes


PeggyG: Not sure about the proposal process discussion--don't want it to be a gripe session for those who weren't accepted


Robert Caro: Is there an inherent advantage for vendors vs. teachers when they accept presentations?


Durff: so a popularity party?


Durff: or is it blind?


Ken Pruitt: could we try just "sign up" for times this year and see how it goes...maybe too loose


PeggyG: Diigo probably wasn't on the radar when they chose presenters this year


Durff: probably not


Durff: good idea


Maureen: The upton story and the issue of online safety wasn't at the forefront either


PeggyG: WE MUST have it in our open conference-DIIGO!


Ken Pruitt: New tools or just tools thread


Durff: and delicious and zotero


Durff: Al and Jabiz too


PeggyG: Those "new" unaddressed things would fit perfectly in the open conference


Ken Pruitt: Big talk today about this


Durff: i won't even be there and yet i am here


PeggyG: I think many are interested--it's just hard to squeeze in the time live--sure they'll view it later


Ken Pruitt: I would be happy ot do quick demonstrations on tools


Durff: i would have thought steve would have been right on that


Maureen: I've been using twitter


PeggyG: Great point


Ken Pruitt: lol


Carlos Raul: clap, clap, clap


PeggyG: I keep the CR20 blog open so I can find the LIVE conversation links quickly


Durff: hope your talk with NECC goes well tomorrow


PeggyG: Great plan, Steve


Ken Pruitt: thanks, nite all


Durff: nite!


PeggyG: Thanks for inviting and including us


Maureen: thanks- interesting to watch this come together


PeggyG: Is there a way we can get these sessions from the open conference into our NECC Conference Planners?