Monday, March 27, 2006


For those wondering where I've been for the last couple of weeks, I've been taking advantage of Spring Break and this wonderful concept of "research reassigned time" to work on a conference presentation. I will be presenting at the online conference HigherEdBlogCon, in a couple of weeks. "Transforming academic communities with new tools of the social web".
HigherEdBlogCon 2006
My presentation is in the "Library Track" and currently scheduled for April 12, on a new project of mine reviewing Web 2.0 tools that are useful for academic research and projects. I'll make an "official" introduction of the site after the conference presentation (I still have some work to do on the site itself).

The conference is organized into 4 tracks, each during one week in April, "Teaching" (April 3-7), "Library & Information Resources" (April 10-14), "Admissions, Alumni Relations, and Communications & Marketing" (April 17-21), and "Websites & Web Development" (April 24-28). The current list of accepted proposals is on the main page of the website. Attendance is free, and I hope you will join us for some portion of the conference. There will be some sort of discussion available for each presentation, and my presentation, being in blog format, also has comments enabled. (Though it would probably be better to keep the general discussion on the conference site, so that people don't have to check more than one place.)

For library people (that's anyone interested in libraries): the Library track is being organized by Meredith Farkas of ALA (2005) Wiki (2006 is official now!) fame. I think we've got the most presentations of any category, so please mark April 10-14 on your calendars, and come explore some of the neat work people are doing in libraries.


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