Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Desire2Pod Cast 19 - George Siemens

It's been a while since the last installment in the Desire2Pod series, but it's time to start getting geared up for the 2008 Desire2Learn User Conference this summer in Memphis. Last year I started the practice of interviewing the keynote speakers for a brief preview of their upcoming presentation at the conference. This year I am continuing that very short tradition.

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This is a 20-minute teaser about the upcoming keynote address by George Siemens. His Keynote topic is: "Connectives and Collectives: Learning Alone, Together." George is a proponent of a learning theory called Connectivism. At that same site you will find one of his blogs as well as other useful information such as this wiki.

Another blog of his, elearnspace, is one of the required readings in my educational blog roll. George is a very frequent speaker at educational technology events, but he certainly has not reached the point of over saturation. One reason I say that is that this is the first time I will be attending a conference where George is the keynote. Compare that with some of the speakers that I have seen 4-6 times over the past couple of years. Suffice it to say that I am very much looking forward to learning (again) from George.

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