After two 3+ hour flights and one flight delay, I have crossed the country to attend Innovations 2009 in Reno NV. Innovations is an annual conference of the League for Innovation in Community Colleges, and this is my fifth or sixth. While I am no longer associated with two-year colleges, I still stay in touch through both the League and the Chair Academy.
About two months ago, Barry Dahl asked if I could step in and take over a pre-conference workshop called “Engaging Students with Free Web Tools” that he had originally submitted. It seemed the missus had obtained some surprise cruise ship tickets without checking dates with her husband. I was only too glad to do so, and have enjoyed putting together the workshop with my own spin on it.
Barry had previously done a similar workshop and used his blog to post his resources. I liked the idea, but I wanted to model the practice of open collaboration. So I went with a Wet Paint wiki for my resources. I am opening it up to anyone to join and improve.
I will be spending three hours with this group…and on the off-chance that the hotel internet is snarky, I created a lot of powerpoint slides to back up my presentation. I am posting parts one and two below. I am trying to be true to Presentation Zen…but I have a long way to go!
Looking forward to tomorrow and the conference! If the wiki is useful to you and your personal learning network, feel free to use it or share it. It is under Creative Commons Sharealike licensing.