“Georgia on my mind” NECC 2007

I am breaking my vow of silence during my marks and reporting frenzy (due in tomorrow), to announce a few exciting developments.

NECC 2007 in Atlanta!

What we have long been waiting for has finally come through! WOW2‘s conference proposal for NECC 2007 has been accepted!

This means that Women of Web 2.0’s very own Cheryl Oakes, Vicki Davis, Jennifer Wagner and I will be leading a panel discussion at NECC, tentatively slated for Wednesday, June 27th. Woo-hoo!

We are already talking about scheduling our own birds-of-a-feather soirée, so please keep that in mind if you are planning to be at the conference.

I am also absolutely delighted that my own proposal, based on my M.A. thesis research about online collaborative learning for high school students, has been accepted as well. That discussion session is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 25th.

And while we are on the topic of conferences….

Last night, George Siemens and company have announced their own Connectivism Online Conference (scheduled for the second week in February-cost is free!) – sponsored, in part, by the University of Manitoba. So far, the speaker line-up includes George, Stephen Downes, Will Richardson, Terry Anderson, and Bill Kerr (a new name for me, but he is out of Adelaide Australia, so he must be good!). Quite an impressive group of heavy-weights! I have already signed up….

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3 thoughts on ““Georgia on my mind” NECC 2007

  1. I can tell you that Bill is very well regarded here in his home town and having spoken to him personally at conferences and other seminars, he is as deep a thinker as the others listed. You will find that he is a critic of connectivism and as he points out in a recent blog entry, it shows that George Siemens is open to criticism. I should add that Bill is also well known internationally with his high school Gamemaker students getting to work with Marc Prensky when he visited down under earlier this year. Be prepared for someone who definitely does not fit the edublogger mold.

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