EduCon 2.0 Session January 26, 2008 By Will Richardson Just in case anyone might be interested in watching my EduCon session. Would love to have those of you who attended drop some of your comments in here if you like. Technorati Tags: educon Powered by ScribeFire.
Kevin H says
Thanks for posting the video and allowing us a window into the conversation. The conference seems very engaging and interesting. I do like that there were some students involved in some of the other conversations.
As I watched the camera pan around your workshop, it occurred to me, however, that the participants seemed to be of a familiar type at these conferences: white.
It made me wonder if technology is bringing people of different races and socio-economic status together for innovation or isolating us further from each other? (The digital divide). It’s not an indictment of this conference, or any other conference, but something that rarely comes up in conversations, it seems.
And it should.
(It is also possible that there were many other faces outside of my field of vision)
Again, thanks for the video post, Will.
(middle age white teacher, just for the record)
I am a hispanic female, and try always to go to NECC and other conferences that I can afford, and of course the majority of the time I am the only hispanic female in the room, with may be 4 or 5 more hispanics. One time I asked to one of the presenters, how many hispanics were in the room and he couldn’t answer, and how many african american, and he could answer (2).
Yes digital divide. And persons like me can’t afford to go to good conferences, because our salary doesn’t allow it.
Kevin H says
I wonder, does it help to have virtual conferences?
a. woody delauder says
Thanks for the forum to discuss the social networking conversation. I feel as though we need to have more conversations like this… guided, but people oriented.
Bill Gaskins says
I enjoyed being a part of your session from my home office. I found the discussion engaging and refreshing along with the live chat.
Thanks for posting this. I’m glad I got to see it because I enjoyed the Twitter discussion. As a new Twitter, I wanted to know more about it.
Robert Rowe says
Thanks for posting this. Had EduCon been in Philly 2-3 years ago, I would’ve been able to attend. Now, as a fulltime orchestra director in a rural very “by-the-books” school, they wouldn’t give me a conference day for something “out of my field”.
It was great to look in and hear some of the things I’ve thought about as an educator in this time period.
Rick Wade says
Thanks for posting this. The debate is engaging. As Kevin H. was struck by the racial uniformity, I was struck by all the gray hair (i.e. digital immagrants). What’s up with that? Where are all the digital natives and what are their ideas?