Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Twitter Favorites from ITC09

At the eLearning 2009 (ITC09) conference last month there was a fair number of active Twitterers who were keeping up with the various activities by tweeting their experiences for others in attendance as well as many followers who were not at the conference at all. Sharing links, making comments, making plans for dinner and other get-togethers, and several other purposes were enabled by Twitter. Below are some of the almost 400 tweets that included the tag ITC09. There were many others that didn't include the tag.

One of the best examples of how Twitter changed the conference for me was when I was sitting in a not-too-special presentation and saw a tweet about how a discussion about accessibility formed in another room after the presenter didn't show up. I was curious about how that was going and two minutes later I was able to join the discussion. I was also able to get almost immediate feedback about sessions where I was presenting to see what worked best and what didn't.

There were several blog posts, including several live blogs of sessions, but I think there was more Twitter activity than blog activity related to the conference. This highlights the importance of having wifi available throughout the conference site to enable this kind of communication. This is a sampling of the tweets about the conference.

  1. Barry Dahlbarrydahl a little less than 1% of photos on Flickr have CreativeCommons licensing. @BryanAlexander ITC09
  2. Chris/cmdukecmduke a new blog post > What’s missing in online course quality? (ITC09) http://tinyurl.com/cnwqal
  3. Monica Marlom2sE Moved chairs in a circle to have a conversation rather than lecture for our #itc09 session- what an amazing group 2 share with, thank u all!
  4. hardball8hardball8 #ITC09 "mass personalization strategies" discussed here: http://tinyurl.com/brulkf
  5. Chris/cmdukecmduke http://tinyurl.com/ckc493 - the Managing the Back Channel section is outstanding.
  6. Chris/cmdukecmduke RT @ajwms @sherrymn @cmduke Live blog for "Understanding the Nature of Mobile Learning" http://tinyurl.com/c7wbux
  7. marsmars2marsmars2 - Itc09 is awesome - so many great ideas! Whoa!
  8. Chris/cmdukecmduke liveblogging Measuring Quality in ONline Courses Using Multiple Metrics at #itc09 http://moourl.com/fskji
  9. Gabriel Mcgoverngabrielmcgovern Brian keeps suggesting other people for the #ITC09 keynote. I disagree, listening to Brian is like a mashup of all those individuals.
  10. Michael AmickGoamick ITC09 Brain Lamb keynote finds that limiting image searches to freeuse results inbetter images for educational use-besides legal to use yah!
  11. Chris/cmdukecmduke @mccant there's a good conversation going in a CoverItLive backchannel - http://moourl.com/zl9y5
  12. Michael AmickGoamick In Session "It's not My Job to Entertain Students" ITC09 "But it is your job to ENGAGE students" Barry Dahl and Kim Goudy
  13. Sherry Nixonsherrymn @rashford I agree. Had a conversation with @cmduke after. We are concerned on the impact debate may have had.
  14. AJ Wmsajwms @fleep: community of educators provides a great way to learn and try. Not for all but it is new way to see the future.
  15. AJ Wmsajwms @barrydahl: SL is a creepy treehouse where higher ed is trying to show how cool we are. Not many students are in SL. #itc09
  16. Gabriel Mcgoverngabrielmcgovern Best tip of #itc09 yet: 80% off at restaurant.com: http://tinyurl.com/dlzpkr Thanks Stephen!
  17. Gabriel Mcgoverngabrielmcgovern #ITC09 wireless seems much better then the presenters ethernet connections. Bizarro world. How did the hotel screw up the land line?
  18. Chris/cmdukecmduke @BryanAlexander #elearn2009 answer to my question: Clear Forest Gnosis - http://tinyurl.com/2tjjyl
  1. jj johnsonjjjohnson01 #itc09 thanks for attending our presentation. Good conference; can't wait until next year!
  2. jj johnsonjjjohnson01 Last day for #ITC09. It's been a great conference this year. Kudos to the organizing committee and staff!! I'm voting for Nashville!
  3. AJ Wmsajwms @barrydahl think ITC is ready for The Rev?
  4. Abject Learnerbrlamb I generally hate hit-and-run trips, and I wish I could have seen more of Portland. But I did get to go to Powell's and hang out with @jstein
  5. Abject Learnerbrlamb Judging from the new Twitter adds, and some @brlamb replies, I made some friends at the talk today. Relieved it went OK, it was a big room.
  6. busynessgirlbusynessgirl Wishes there was a website RateYourPresenters.com
  7. Sean McKayseanmckay 12.9% of online growth rate for online enrollments exceeds the 1.2% growth of the overall higher education student population #itc09
  8. busynessgirlbusynessgirl Presenters need to spend more time ontheir real topic and less time leading up to their topic.
  9. Matthew Evinsevinsmj If you didn't go to the cheatability session, use this survey to determine how cheatable your course is - http://tinyurl.com/6mcq22 #itc09
  10. AJ Wmsajwms totally stealing @brlamb's joke about who never raises their hand at talks. Asked them to raise their hand.
  11. Abject Learnerbrlamb Man, I just looked at the schedule, and my keynote is scheduled to begin at 8 AM. Who the hell would actually want that? I'd better sleep.
  12. jj johnsonjjjohnson01 @fleep @barrydahl Thanks for the debate at lunch! Barry cheated (great debate technique, btw), but good info from both sides.

  13. Matthew Evinsevinsmj Apparently I'm using twitter too much when @barrydahl pulls up his netvibes account for the conference and the top few tweets are from me!
  14. Paula Ascherpascher The cheatability factor session this morning at eLearning was great. Thanks John and Jared! http://learningfield.org/ch...
  15. Bryan AlexanderBryanAlexander Live-blogging course management comparison session, Epsilen vs Blackboard: http://tinyurl.com/dd9gqf, at #itc09.
  16. Paula Ascherpascher Entertaining the idea of using http://toondoo.com for online class intros and assignments

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