This coming week, it’s the JISC’s 6th CETIS conference. Entitled “A brave new world?’, the programme for the event is here. Keynotes by Chris Cobb, Oleg Liber and the technology critic Bill Thompson. We have set up a cloudscape for the conference with clouds for each of the session, so if you are going to the conference join in live blogging sessions and adding relevant links or references. The hashtag is #cetis09, we have embedded the twitter stream for the conference into the cloudscape and a twapperkeeper archive has been set up for these tweets.
Archive for November, 2009
I then attend the TechItUp conference in Kamloops. There were four excellent keynotes and I gave a talk and a workshop. Again a cloudscape with relevant resources and live blogs has been set up.
Finally I attended the AECT conference in Louisville, Kentucky. I had been invited by Mike Spector to give a presidential address at the conference. The cloud for the talk is here and a cloudscape with a few live blog clouds is here.
It was particularly useful to get feedback from people on Cloudworks and hence to get some new recruits involved in using the site. A number of people I spoke to could see a real use for the site to foster debate in communities they were involved with, but also that it had potential in terms of being used with students. It will be interesting to see what emerges as a result. When I was preparing for my talk at AECT I got hold of the latest stats we are collecting for the site. We now have 1365 registered users, but there are nearly 17,000 unique visits to the site from over 130 countries. There are 1394 clouds and 117 cloudscapes. It’s great to see Cloudworks really starting to take off and to see that it is becoming a truly international community space.