Well, I skimmed through and did some searches on the blog posts for NECC07 to get a flavor for the discussion and mood at NECC this year since I couldn’t attend onsite. I was disappointed that the web 2.0 crowd at NECC generated a lot of buzz, however I couldn’t find much blogging about videoconferencing. (Thanks Gail for your post & love how that pix of the hat gets around.) Then I read Roxanne’s post, Now Go Tell Two Friends.
Those of you who work as distance learning coordinators know that there really is no formal training available to teach us how to do our job.
There are technical trainings to learn how to run the equipment and Janine’s online courses that teach about creating projects and 123VC to immerse teachers into the videoconference/distance learning environment, but how do coordinators learn how to coordinate programs and what is available?
One way to learn is by blogging.
Amen, girl! What a blessing the blogging conversation about videoconferencing has been especially this past year for me. I learn so much from my colleagues blogging. We’ve started to really comment and interconnect our blog conversations in the ways that the web 2.0 crowd is doing so well. We can improve on this small start!
We need the same collaborative-learning-growing-knowledge community in the K12 videoconferencing world that exists in the School 2.0 world. We have so much to learn from each other! And some of you are really pushing the edges with creative cool engaging uses of videoconferencing in the classroom. You don’t have to blog every day, just start writing about what’s going well and what you’re experiencing and learning! I want to read your blog!!! Yes, YOU reading this right now. Send me an email when you start so I can link to your blog here.