links for 2009-11-20

November 20, 2009

in general

  • For the first time I began to believe that an online conference was really viable. The tools are improving. Elluminate worked well enough and provided the chat backchannel and reasonable audio. I'd like to see better integration with Twitter even if just to broaden the window for others to look in. As a few others noted at the end. There was no way they could converse and be a part of this conversation in a F2F way. That's important and that is why they work. For me the three day format wasn't one I could commit to. There are great people involved and if you are into learning, knowledge, and personal development you should look in on the next one.

    "The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. We will bring together people who look at different aspects of learning and knowledge work to understand better what's going on in those areas and how we should be thinking about this holistically."

  • I'm watching with interest the explosion in services to third world users coming obtaining mobiles. These include agricultural solutions and educational. Many of these people are highly motivated to learn, find new ways to wealth and success. English is high on the list for getting ahead. So here's yet another program being tested supported by the BBC Trust. There are now variations.. subscription services and some like this program that include as voice call element. I'm yet to met someone who tells me… I learned my english all on a mobile. For many I'm the mobile and TV may work in combination.

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