I am writing this blog post as I follow Chris Betcher’s Keynote on the final day of the ACEC 2010 Conference. I have been following it from Pennant Hills mainly on Twitter , though the Conference is in Melbourne. This will be an average quality blog post as I am jumping around following things and getting links.
I attended the same Conference in Cairns 2006. It is a very different conference this year. 4 years ago all the unconferencing was in the hallways – juts a few blogging but through the desktop workshop sessions by Apple – well that is what I did. This week I have been following it though Twitter and the #acec2010 , some ustream videos and just today a few blog posts are making their way into the system.
I can see from the first Tweet that Chris’s keynote is on – change, creativity, curriculum, community. It would be hard to do a final keynote expecially when you can see peoples reaction to previous presentations on the back channels – Jess gives a good summary of a back channel.
Now the tweets on Chris presentation are flying through – supportive statements chants of agreement , praise for how switched on Chris is. Some analytical thoughts will come through soon as people think about what he is saying. This is what happened an hour ago with Gary Stager’s keynote. Re Gary – I have seen a few tweets and blog posts talking about how we can use more homegrown experts at these conferences – that is why Chris is the last presenter (Edit: to provide balance).
The first comment on twitter as suggested above:
How do we prepare students for the future that is unknown?? Teach them how to learn & model being a learner…
This was describes as
a well worn comment
I noticed earlier Judy raised , as usual, some good ideas on Web 3.0 – a few years ago Web 2 was known as the Semantic web but now Web 2 is the Social web and Web 3 the Semantic web. Would like to have a convo on this – when in Singapore the CTO of Oracle spoke in Web 3.0 and described it as the “self organising web”. Here are my notes on Kevin Walshes thoughts on Web 3.0
Tweets now making comparisions about Who wants to be a millionare and mythbusters – wonder what the context is. From afar people like me need context to Tweets a to make sense of what is happening – like the dancing last night :-). – Photos help a lot as did live video feeds and I believe a bit was happening in Second Lifee but I am not part of that ATM.
Like your play on words Chris- “make it hard fun”….”and get out of their way” – “Creativity – less restrictions more creative response more restrictions less creative need a blance Make it hard fun”
Now that is an example of how a couple of tweets on the same statement gave me context.
Now this is even better context – LOL me as well – I can see the room now.
People are thinking of the door now. I remember the same conversation in Cairns in 2006 – the final Keynote now and they have a meeting for the rest of the avo – many just went home after this.
So true – many of us have been saying this for years. I have dubbed it viral professional development.
A later comment on this – must have had an impact – well done Chris.