David introduced many attendees to the concept Twitter by using knitterchat.com, "a backchanneling tool designed for engaged learning" that allowed conference participants to discuss his presentation, ask each other questions, and comment on each others' thoughts--all while he was presenting! A transcript of the knitterchat event can be found on David's IAAE website page for the Conference along with links to all of his presentation handouts, slides, wikis, bibliographies and visuals.
Some highlights of the keynote presentation:
- a visit to David's Second Life office
- a discussion about what literacy means in this age of technology
- a look at the multitudes of information our students receive each day
- and a discussion about what we can do to "Harness the Perfect Storm"
After the keynote, attendees had the opportunity to learn more in a series of three hour-long workshops. Did you attend one of the sessions? Do you have thoughts about what you learned from David Warlick at the conference? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below or email your thoughts, pictures, ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org