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 posts.
I would love to be able to live blog like Carole did at Alan Levine’s session on Being There. She was absolutely incredible — was able to listen to what Alan was saying and then blog live about her reflections on what he was saying at the same time — compare what she has posted with what I wrote. I like to write what is being said and reflect more deeply later whereas she was reflecting as she was writing! I have to give her the “Incredible Reflective Live Blogger” title as she was sitting next to me writing this post!
So my brain was ticking over–how do I ensure that readers that want regular updates from the mlearning conference get what they want, I learn how I like to learn and other readers get the posts they like?
Simple the answer is my wiki! What I have done is set up a page on my Mobile Technology in TAFE wiki specifically for the conference. I searched technorati for posts on the conference and added RSS feeds from each blog site to this page. This means that my readers can read news as it is happening from people who are live blogging — I can add new feeds to the page when I find new bloggers posting on the conference and it takes the pressure of me to feel the need to satisfy readers on my own blog! Team work in action from everyone!
So on my wiki page for the mlearn 2007 conference I have:
- Elluminate session schedule that people can download so they can join the live sessions if they choose
- RSS feeds from each blog that is posting on the conference
- Photos feed from the conference
- Links to websites where people have located information about their presentation
- Twitter feed from mlearn2007
This makes it easier for:
- My readers to keep updated with the latest information
- Me to go through the information from the conference, reflect on what has happened at the conference and then write the information in a form that suits how I want to learn
Please let me know your thoughts? Is the wiki helpful? If so, have I missed anything?
Apologies to all the fantastic people that I have meet in the past few days — and my readers who want to hear about them — but even for this multitasker it is hard to keep on top of all that I am doing — the posts are coming. In the meantime stay tuned and watch the wiki page for the latest updates.