Just a quick note to say how honoured and excited I am to be the kick-off speaker for the Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange in Orem, Utah this week.
First off, it’s a pleasure to contribute to an open conference. Kudos to the organizers for pulling this off, having been immersed in my own bouts of conference logistics the past few months, I am all too cognizant of what an achievement it is to offer a full-scale event, for no charge, to all comers…
Having been invited by Jared Stein (Flexknowlogy is an essential read) when we finally met at last year’s OpenEd Conference, I was inclined to accept. The pot was sweetened, albeit with terrifyingly raised stakes, knowing that Scott Leslie and Chris Lott would be the other guest speakers. And there’s also Marion Jensen, Jon Mott (whose ‘loosely-coupled gradebook’ may prove to be a literal killer app – I leave it to you to decide what it might kill, and oh, do read Jon’s thoughts on Google Wave), and other friends I haven’t met yet.
Suspicions that this post is largely motivated by an unwholesome desire to claim the Grand Poohbah crown presently worn by Marc Hugentobler are not unfounded.