TLt 2010 in Review

This post was last updated on September 5th, 2011 at 11:03 am

For a fairly small conference, TLt 2010 has some pretty impressive keynotes.

Monday evening kicked off with Scott Leslie. Scott has been someone I’ve followed online for a number of years so it’s always a treat to be able to connect face to face. Scott’s talk on becoming a networked learner was certainly not filled with new ideas for me but a message that I know continues to be needed for many educators in this province. A couple of key ideas did resonate for me, paraphrased somewhat:

“Learning that used to be centered around proximity is now being centered around affinity”
“If you believe your institution is offering has a market on expertise what are you saying about every other place of learning”
“Institutions need to realize they are not only there to offer learning to their own students but have a larger responsibility of learning for all”

I had not heard David Wiley speak live. I’ve been quite aware of his work and was looking forward to hearing him. If you’ve not heard David before, check out his recent TEDx talk. David eloquently shared on … Read the rest

Should I share less or should you filter more?

This post was last updated on December 12th, 2011 at 03:16 pm

I like to share. That’s not a secret. I’ve been thinking about it a fair bit lately.  Several people keep it in their radar and it seems to be a consistent theme for me.

I like to play. That may be not be much of a secret either. If you follow me on twitter, you’ll know most of my tweets are pure drivel.  At the same time, I actually do a lot of reflecting as I explore various new ways of sharing. I recently began using Qik to stream video from my phone. So far my videos have consisted of me wandering around my house and even sitting with my neighbour in his hot tub (It sounds worse than it was).

The thing I’m wondering about is, even though we live in a publish, then filter world, do I have a responsibility in what I share? I’m mean do I restrict what I share or do I rely on the user to determine what they do and want they don’t want from my stuff? Currently you can subscribe to this blog, my family blogRead the rest