So I can’t remember the last time where I’ve had a stretch this busy, and obviously, blogging is suffering. Three presentations in the last week. Wall to wall meetings at school. On and on… Yesterday I was in Rochester doing some serious blogvangelizing to New York State teachers and administrators, trying to carve out some time to write and read. Four different presentations. Whew.
So as a result, I’m up to 500 unread messages in my Bloglines account…that has to be a record, and it’s really weird this feeling I’m getting of being really disconnected from what’s going on in this community. Makes me really appreciate the work of Stephen Downes and his OL Daily which gives me a quick view of what’s happening out there. But it’s still starting to feel a bit overwhelming.
Yesterday, however, was great…motivated educators who are sincerely interested in what’s happening “out there,” asking great questions and starting some really interesting questions. It was really interesting to me that there seemed to be a pioneer spirit in our midst, a metaphor that certainly fits but one I hadn’t really tuned into much before. One particular thread of conversation dealt with the coming ethics issues that inevitably are going to come up when the “sum of all human knowledge” ends up online. That’s a bit of a sticky one.
So here’s hoping there’s a few more edbloggers in our midst…