Rose's Study Blog

October 9, 2009

Online conference FOC09

Filed under: Uncategorized — rosannew @ 12:11 pm

Hi,

I’m playing catch up here having had a crisis at work and then going to the eFest conference. I must say I was a bit disappointed in the conference. Does anyone know one with a more online learning focus? I am planning to attend DEANZ next year and someone in the team will get to MoodleMoot but I am really interested in what other people are doing in online learning and how they cope with the many frustrations/challenges that can be thrown at you.

I plan to run my online conference on DimDim. My guest speaker is Anton Pienaar, an instructional designer from South Africa who I work with and who has run and facilitated classes online. He and I are both exploring how learning can occur in forums and I am planning something along these lines for the online conference. I think it will interest other participants in the course as we will look at forums and how you can use them to improve the learning experience for students.

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3 Comments »

  1. I’m hoping to go to DEAN next year too – must get a paper submitted. But these days I learn more and have more discussions about elearning from my online networks eg Twitter, blogs etc than I ever do at conferences.

    I’m really liking DimDim – look forward to seeing how you get on with it.

    Comment by Sarah Stewart — October 19, 2009 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

    • I tried DimDim at work with and wasn’t able to upload a powerpoint – it just froze. I’ve decided to try it from home instead as I have good broadband speed which I will do this afternoon. Am just working out times that suit Anton to be at the conference. Hopefully I will have all this together by tomorrow so I can advertise the meeting and update the Conference page. Interesting comment you made about Twitter etc. I still feel like I am skating over the whole online network thing. I spend so much time on a computer at work it is often the last thing I feel like doing when I get home as well. But I suppose it is just getting into it – right?

      Comment by rosanne — November 7, 2009 @ 10:15 am | Reply


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