How to easily follow the Future of Education Conference

Ok, if you've never quite gotten twitter, try this.

1) Go to and subscribe or RSS or bookmark (the latter if you don't use twitter.)

This is the page where George Siemens tells us what is going on at the Future of Education Conference this week.

2) Check on it when you have a moment to see what is happening at the conference and join in!

If George uses Twitter well, you'll “get” why so many of us use it!

Here's George's info today!

Today is the first full day of the Future of Education Conference. We have an exciting line up of presenters to spur our discussions: Sugata Mitra, Chris Sessums, Dave Cormier, and Dave Snowden. These presenters will explore broad subjects from self-organizing learning systems, teacher professional development, communities of the future, complexity science views of knowledge. The sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend the live session.

To Attend Today's Sessions:

  1. Check the conference schedule (scroll down for today's session).
  2. Sign into elluminate 10-15 minutes prior to the presentation: click here to access elluminate
  3. Following the presentations, express your thoughts, views, etc. in the Moodle dicussion forums.

On the weekend, Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay provided a compelling discussion on why we must begin to see education as a global, collaborative activity, rather than local and isolated. If you missed their session, the recording is available here .

Twitter – do you use Twitter? If so, you'll find our : conference Twittering here

Later today, I will post a summary of the topics presented during our discussion last week on “what education will look like in 10 years”. The key themes will be presented in separate discussion threads.

Looking forward to some great discussion!


…and again, thanks to Elluminate for offering the live conference services…and for University of Manitoba's Learning Technologies Centre and Extended Education for sponsoring the event.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Anonymous June 4, 2007 - 10:40 pm

I’d like to do a mass blog with Twitter. All the participants taking notes aggregated into one spot. It would be really interesting to see the data patterns (what’s getting caputured). I’d also intruct the participants to input the random thoughts they have during the presentation.

I’d also like to use twitter as a way to keep a journal of class activities…every 15 to 20 minutes or so a student posts a sentence on twitter.

Dale Ehrhart

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