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Month: October 2007

Farewell, CogDog. We know you’ll be back. Though you’re a dog you don’t scare us at all!

Farewell, CogDog. We know you’ll be back. Though you’re a dog you don’t scare us at all!

It is official Alan Levine has left our shores and arrived safely back home in America. After an amazing 18 day “whirl-wind” Australian Cross Country Tour where he was in a different city almost every night I am left wondering, after enjoying reading his daily adventures – does this mean there will be a vaccuum in my life? No more CogDogRoo blog posts? 🙁 I was fortunate to attend Alan’s presentations on Melbourne and Perth; plus lucky to spend some…

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What Works! What Doesn’t! Tips From Readers On Presentations!

What Works! What Doesn’t! Tips From Readers On Presentations!

After 3 weeks on the conference circuit, at 5 different conferences/workshops (8 days of which were away from home) I now have a good feel for what works/what doesn’t for me — and can focus on these when preparing to do my own presentations. [Image by quinncd] Thanks to everyone who took the time to post their comments on Engaged OR Enraged? How Can We Do Presentations Better? which I used to when organising my own presentations last week. Apologies…

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Why We Should Ensure Our Global Audience Can “Be There” At Conferences

Why We Should Ensure Our Global Audience Can “Be There” At Conferences

Yes I know Mlearn 2007 conference was sooooo last week (I’m now at WA E-Learning Conference) but I have to share the story of people like Simon Brown, from my network, who did not attend the conference, but felt a sense of “being there” through the blog posts, flickr photos, twitter, Skype, wiki sites and live Elluminate sessions. People like Simon are the exact reason why we need to ensure, wherever practically possible, that conferences do provide: services for people…

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Forget The Gossip! What Did You Learn?

Forget The Gossip! What Did You Learn?

After 4 days of workshops (mLearn 2007 conference and Alan Levine’s workshop) I was struggling to stay awake by the end of the day on Friday. But rather than sneak in a nanny nap in the afternoon (concerned it would effect my ability to go to sleep that night) I struggled on with the plan for an early dinner followed by early to bed. Forgot to send the memo to my mate Simon Brown, re-early night, who decided that “Hey,…

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Engaged OR Enraged? How Can We Do Presentations Better?

Engaged OR Enraged? How Can We Do Presentations Better?

To be honest I did feel that John Larkin was being a bit harsh when he said “Enough of the “world changing” five minute videos and please do not pad out your presentations with one video after another during a keynote at a conference unless you were the author of the included video(s).” But after being in conference workshops for most of this week, admittedly not with a lot of video, I do agree that presenters really need to think…

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Smart Conference Sharing With Your Readers! How To Do It And Survive!

Smart Conference Sharing With Your Readers! How To Do It And Survive!

Decided to give myself another title to add to “Most Disorganised Traveler of the Year Award!” and “Crazy Mutlitasker” — “Smart Conference Sharing To Your Readers!” [image by sridgway] Before I came to the conference I debated how to share the information from mLearn 2007 conference with my readers, without overloading them! My concerns were live blogging may overwhelm my readers (too many posts) and at the moment live blogging does not fit how I like to learn and write…

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So, yer in Melbourne? Dinner? Want to Join Us?

So, yer in Melbourne? Dinner? Want to Join Us?

Well I had wanted to catch up with James Farmer (Edublogs founder) when I came to Melbourne but did not want to bug him as he is SO BUSY. So was incredibly pleased when he found out that I was here and sent me an email asking me if I wanted to catch up. Knowing James love of him with added speech bubbles I thought it was best to use images to write this post and invite those in Melbourne…

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Exploring Ports, Libraries and Chocolate! What a Day!

Exploring Ports, Libraries and Chocolate! What a Day!

MMMmm not sure what I can say? DON’T trust Google weather predictions? Melbourne is known for being a lot colder than Perth and I was told to pack my warm gear even though it is spring. Melbourne weather on Google for the week did look like it was going to be colder and wet later in the week (Annelieske even bought an umbrella yesterday based on my weather updates). Just looking out the window and looks like another fine day!…

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Keeping Up The Conversations On Blogs

Keeping Up The Conversations On Blogs

Many thoughts have run through my head–which have not been nice. But honestly! 4.00 am in the morning is not the time for people in a nearby room, when staying in a hotel, to be having in depth conversations. Yes, they woke me up and the conversation lasted 2 hours…@*#! Good new! Read all my latest post feeds, answered a few emails, twittered and it is still early so apologies but this post has been on my mind for days…

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Help Required For Disorganised Tourist!

Help Required For Disorganised Tourist!

Well the good news is the “Most Disorganised Traveler of the Year” managed to arrived in Melbourne with all essential items thanks to lots of guidance and tips from my readers! Unfortunately I should have also asked for ‘must see tips’ for tourists because we arrived in Melbourne early so we (Annelieske and I) could be tourist and then had no idea what is worth seeing/doing in Melbourne! Bummer! We did manage to check out a bit of Melbourne starting…

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