Conferences, Rants

More Things I Hate A Conferences

(part three of what I'm sure will be a series) Do not talk down to your audience. Particularly if they're a bunch of technogeeks - acting surprised that at least one of them is liveblogging, and there's chat activity, and possibly some VOIP action just means that you lose credibility. On the other hand, assume… Continue reading More Things I Hate A Conferences

Conferences, Pedagogy

Prescient or Curmudgeon?

Bill Joy, at the The Aspen Ideas Festival: Bill Joy on the Internet and education Joy, the cofounder of Sun Microsystems, dismissed the suggestion that the online communities formed around Internet games and LiveJournal pages could provide an educational boost for America’s young people. This all … sounds like a gigantic waste of time. If… Continue reading Prescient or Curmudgeon?