Attending AG09 Remotely February 27, 2009Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
Tags: AG09, annualgathering, Conferences, eLearning, eLearningGuild, InstructionalDesign, Learning, ProfessionalDevelopment, Training
As I’ve mentioned before, I won’t be able to make it to the upcoming eLearning Guild Annual Gathering conference, but I’m already starting to figure out my plan of attack for keeping up with the conference from 2,400 miles away. If this conference is anything like past eLearning Guild conferences, many social media and social networking sites will be buzzing with updates on a regular basis. I plan on using the following sites/tools to keep up with everything:
- The AG09 Live! site
- The AG09 account on Twitter, in combination with Monitter (enter #AG09, AG09, and Annual Gathering in the 3 columns)
- Flickr photos tagged with AG09 or uploaded to the eLearning Guild Flickr account
- eLearning Guild’s Shared Items in Google Reader
- eLearning Guild Facebook group
- …and I’m guessing several people with be live blogging the event. Any idea how I can get a feed from sites like these?
What else? What am I missing?
And please let me know if you’ll be there – and if you’ll be blogging from the conference. I’ll be sure to publish a list of AG09 bloggers. Thanks!
The gLearning Challenge January 31, 2009Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
Tags: AG09, Design, Development, eLearning, eLearningGuild, gLearning, Google, InstructionalDesign, Learning, productivity, ProfessionalDevelopment, software, technology, Tools, YouTube
The eLearning Guild has announced an interesting challenge for their upcoming Annual Gathering conference in Orlando. It’s called The gLearning Challenge and the concept is to create a learning solution using ONLY Google products. Here’s a more thorough description, from their web site:
The gLearning Challenge is your chance to use the slew of free and easy-to-use Google tools to showcase your e-Learning design chops. Your entry must use any, or many, of these free Google tools to create a course, a module, or even some informal learning. Get Creative! Win Prizes! Be crowned the Master of gLearning!
The suggested list of tools includes:
- Google Reader
- Orkut (social network like Facebook)
- Google Groups
- Google Talk
- Google Search
- Google Sites
- Google Picasa
- Google Docs (Wordprocessing, spreadsheet, Presentation)
- Google Sketchup (3D object creation tool)
- Google Calendar
- and more…
Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 6, 2009.