Saturday, July 05, 2008

After ISTE NECC 2008

ISTE NECC 2008 was a high energy conference designed to stimulate our creative fires. After passing by the Bloggers Cafe en route to the Second Life Lounge, I could not help noticing how fervently these archivists of today's education and learning culture crafted their posts from the conference activities.

They are responsible for my dusting this site off and posting today. *grins* Give me a few days to gather and post the research from classes in Second Life.

My favorites from NECC 2008 included the Second Life Lounge, the Second Life Playground, Peggy Sheehy's research on teaching in Second Life at Ramapo and the collaborations discussed during Bernajean Porter's Digital Storytelling sessions. I thoroughly enjoyed the first and last keynote addresses that highlighted the Wisdom of Crowds and encouraged us to envision the future while looking at how far we have come over the past 20+ years. (More on that in a later post).

If the conference link should age, as all good things do, visit the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to read more about their National Educational Computing Conference (NECC).

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