This is a class where everyone is learning, especially me. I’ve learned how to use a Posterous blog as a tool for class conversation. I’ve also found that several people around the world are following our posts when I email them from my computer at work, and so if anyone anywhere in the world will be online and available for a quarter hour or so tomorrow (morning in Abu Dhabi), perhaps you’ll read this in your mail and stop in to one of our synchronous presentation venues and say hi and a few words to the few participants who are attending (and enduring 😉 their fourth and final class of technological onslaught then.
Our original class portal is at http://tinyurl.com/21centuryskills4pdo and the goal of the class is to prepare participants for participation in EVO. Since one key component of EVO courses is their synchronous spaces, we’re going to switch on a few computers in our computer lab and tune them in to the following frequencies:
1. I’ll post on Twitter http://twitter.com/vances a reminder that we’re getting started, and invite folks in my PLN to join us
2. We’ll go into http://tappedin.org and leave it up and running the whole time. We’ll probably be in my office so JOIN vances when you arrive there.
3. We’ll go to http://tinyurl.com/y3eh and hang out in the Elluminate room there. Jennifer Verschoor is planning to get up at 5 a.m. in Argentina to show us this presentation: http://tinyurl.com/100119jenverschoor.
4. Marian Heddesheimer gave us a demonstration of WiZiQ (recording here: http://tinyurl.com/100119evomlit)
5. We can pop into http://etherpad.com/21centuryskills4pdo and document how our event transpires there, collaboratively with anyone else who is there
I also posted to http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/multilit/ that we’re doing this: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/multilit/message/909
Hopefully we’ll have one or two people join us from cyberspace besides the few who have managed to hang in to the course here at the Petroleum Institute to the bitter end. Congratulations to those folks! (Jean Floyd and Miriam AlHanai, and guests Mara Barrow, Hedi Guefrachi, and Shari Corbin).
Continually learning, and having F.U.N. here in Abu Dhabi, Vance