Wednesday, June 27, 2007

First Morning at D2L Conference

I've been looking over the D2L Conference schedule (checking out the competition) and have found some interesting options for the first morning. After the opening keynote by Dr. Ruth Clark, the first round of sessions (10:15-11:15) are all D2L-led sessions focusing on various aspects of the product line, such as:

  • Accessibility
  • Learning Object Repository (LOR)
  • Overview of Liveroom and Learning Repository
  • Objective Based Learning with Desire2Learn
  • Groups & Sections
The next round of sessions (11:30-12:30) are all user-led sessions. At this time I will be presenting a new version of my most popular workshop, Web 2.0 Whirlwind. This time it is titled Web 2.0 Whirlwind Inside Desire2Learn. The main difference is that I am showing how the Web 2.0 tools can be used by both faculty and students inside D2L Content areas, as well as News, Discussions, and possibly other areas within a D2L course. Some of the free web-based tools that I will be showing include:
  • Zoho Writer
  • MeeboMe
  • SlideShare
  • Zoho Sheet
  • CamStudio
  • Zoho Show
  • YackPack
  • Toondoo
  • Zoho Wiki
  • Springdoo
  • YouTube
  • Zoho Notebook
  • RSS feeds and Google Reader
  • Flickr photos
  • Zoho Meeting
  • Podcasts
  • iMeem
  • Zoho Creator
  • Picnik Photo Editor
  • Zoho Polls
Okay, I admit that I might not be able to get through all of that in one hour, but that's why I call it a whirlwind. Attendees will have guest access for about a month after the conference so they can look at the things that we don't have time to get to during the session.

Competition? Sure, there's some good sessions in my time slot. If Web 2.0 tools don't float your boat (that's a Lake Superior reference for you land lubbers), then check out one of these other sessions at 11:30
  • 1. Matching Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligences to Instruction
  • 2. Breaking the Desire2Learn Course Mould
  • 3. Revelation (Learning) Theory
  • 4. Working with Support Persons at the Department and College Level
  • 5. It Takes the Village: Creating an Online Instructor Community
  • 6. Making a Breakthrough into Pervasive Technology Using Desire2Learn
  • 7. Piloting Clickers with Desire2Learn
  • 8. Public Utilities: Giving Administrative Power to the People
  • 9. Using Respondus Applications with Desire2Learn
Rats, there's at least two or three of those (9, 7, 1) that I would like to attend, but I can't, unless no one shows up for my session.
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1 comment:

Nancy White said...

Barry, looking forward to meeting you next week. I'm heading north on Thursday to enjoy a little bit of the area prior to the event!