Archive. Tweulogy. Googlereader. Jane's Pick of the Day: Using Twitter to deliver a collaborative keynote. My posting last Thursday explained how I was in Athlone, Ireland to deliver a keynote to the Irish Learning Technology Association's EdTech10 conference.
As my presentation was to be about social learning, I didn't want to present in the traditional way, but to try and make the experience as social and collaborative as possible, so I blogged and tweeted about the event and invited others to participate. All in all it worked out very well, and afterwards, Juanita @JFJ24 tweeted: "will you be blogging your reflections on the experience.
Think it woud be interesting" I tweeted back that I would - just like I had blogged my experience using Twitter in a face-to-face workshop - so here is how I planned, prepared for and delivered the collaborative keynote. Planning the keynote Just like most keynotes, it was to be delivered using the presentation format, so as I planned my PowerPoint presentation, I needed to consider how to make it as collaborative as possible.
Preparing for the keynote. Following conference hashtag tweets in real time and saving them for later. UPDATE 7 July 2011: Google Realtime is no longer with us.
Initially it seemed to be temporarily offline while under-bonnet tinkering happened and it was assumed it would be hooked up with Google+ however it now seems that Google is no longer accessing Twitter's stream as the deal ended on 2 July 2011. This isn't great. Also, see the more up to date post linked in the column on the right hand side, about a list of Twitter tools. All the fashionable conferences or events have a hashtag. This turns a mere word into a clickable link which takes you to a 'channel' of tweets all talking about the same thing. There are lots of ways of following these tweeted hashtags, in real time, and you can also save all the tweets for later. Example hashtag is #scio10 which stands for Science Online 2010. 1. 2. My only bleat is that FriendFeed tends to lose the details of who said what, something that some of the other services seem to be able to keep (see this pic which gives an example 4. 4.5. 5. 6.
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Just because I am on my cell phone does not mean that I am sending a text to someone else. I am definitely not bored; I am fully engaged as I am actually listening to you very closely so I can take notes, quote you, and I’m trying to take a picture of you. Let me explain better what I am trying to accomplish.
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