Distance Learning — up close

Several hundred distance education folks convened at Madison’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrrace this week to talk geek-talk about the newest gadgets and online resources, yes, but also about helping kids learn, meeting them in the classroom in terms that are relevant and engaging to them, and helping them succeed. Today I participated in a roundtable discussion on blogs, newsfeeds, and podcasts, and got to meet some energetic, smart, engaged people who were really fun to be around. With a 45-minute time limit there’s only so much you can cover, but we began a conversation that I believe will continue, online and in person, over the next months.

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2 Responses to Distance Learning — up close

  1. helene003 says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea. It sounds fun. Is it open to the public?

  2. paul says:

    As far as I can tell this conference is traditionally open to just about anyone. It tends to attract a mix of educators and vendors. Registration usually opens some months in advance. I’d think that information about next year’s conference will be posted in the near future. And yes, it is fun.

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