Sunday, September 24, 2006

Web2.0 showcase

Graham and Mike have already posted their reflections on the Web2.0 showcase which highlighted use of social software: "Web2.0 All you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask!" It covered blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, personal start pages, mashups and other social software and Deanne capped it off with her presentation on the new literacies.
View Mike's photos on Flickr.
Thanks to Mike, Graham, Al, Deanne, Karen, Enver and the rest of the team for a collaborative effort in sharing ideas, expertise and enthusiasm.
I have to agree with Graham that it was a challenge to do justice to the big audience (linked in via CENTRA) beyond the F2F group in the Discovery Centre. However, comments from the (CENTRA) text chat reveal that many folk appreciated the ability to connect from afar and not so far! Hopefully the next event will include some presenters from those who joined us online.
Mike's recording of his section was savvy and a good option to consider for future activities.
I will have to use Web2.0 tools myself to connect with folk attending a range of upcoming conferences which I am unable to attend (ACEC in Cairns, Sydney Moodle Conference and the Global Summit in Sydney) .


  1. I don't think I'm done with the reflections yet either! There is heaps still to think about in terms of now that we have a sizeable number of educators' attention, what the next move is to keep momentum going. I'd love to know what was buzzing around people's heads because that might help plot the next move! Of course, if new SA teacher blogs start popping up like mushrooms, new names start appearing on our network - then maybe the band of volunteers will grow to spread the word.

  2. Hi Graham,
    I'm also keen to see if the showcase translates into an increase in the number of South Ozzie educators embracing new (web app) tools in professional learning, exploring their potential in their practice and adding to the collective wisdom.