Alan Levine Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Bio Alan Levine is Vice President, Community and CTO for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of more than 250 world-class universities, colleges, museums, research centers, and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression He is widely recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in the application of new technologies to educational environments and was a pioneer on the web going back to 1993. He has taken the dog theme to excess, appearing as one in Second Life, and will be circumnavigating Australia (not chasing dingoes) during the time of this conference.
Bio Page http://cogdogblog.com/about/
Brian Lamb Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Bio Brian Lamb is Manager, Emerging Technologies and Digital Content with the Office of Learning Technology at The University of British Columbia. He teaches a course on “Text Technologies” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology Program. He is also a Research Fellow with Utah State University’s Center for Open and Sustainable Learning. Brian maintains his weblog Abject Learning http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/, where he mutters ll-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies and other such things.
Bio Page http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Brian_Lamb
D’Arcy Norman Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bio D’Arcy is an educational technology developer at the Teaching and Learning Centre, at The University of Calgary. He has been playing with educational technology in one form or another since the early days of the Vic20, and currently spends much of his professional time developing content and crafting tools for faculty and students to use to support their practices of teaching and learning.
Bio Page http://www.darcynorman.net/about/
Presentation Title “More Than Cool Tools”
Description There is no shortage of “Cool New Web Tools” out there and all three of us are guilty as charged for presenting them to teachers via the firehose effect. In our session, we will begin with a nostalgic nod to our presentation past where just 3 years ago we were talking up “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” – blogs, wikis, and a little RSS. Now there is so much more, almost too much. So we may talk about some cool tools, but more at a level of looking at the affordances which make them compelling, and why these and future breeds of tools and platforms matter to K12 teachers.
iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_ipod.mp4 (53:45 Run Time; mpeg4, 71.8MB)
Originalhttp://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_full.mov (53:45 Run Time; mov, 415.2 MB)
Audio onlyhttp://k12online.wm.edu/K12Online_MoreThanCoolTools_full.mp3 (53:35 Run Time; mp3, 6.2 MB)
Supporting Links http://morethancooltools.wikispaces.com/