Global Education Conference
By Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge
Demonstrating how technology is the connective tissue in education, thousands of teachers and students from around the world will meet up in cyberspace this week to share ideas about global collaboration in learning.
The totally free and ginormous conference, which runs from November 14 to 18, 24 hours a day, is the brainchild of two hyper-networked educators, Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, each of whom has built formidable online communities of educators. Gray has focused on helping educators connect with their peers around the globe; while Hargadon’s community, Classroom 2.0, focuses on exploring emerging technology. Last year, they joined forces to create the first Global Education Conference, which attracted more than 15,000 participant log-ins from around the globe.
This year, the grand meet-up promises to be even bigger –¿cómo se dice en espanol, en francais, en deutsch – you get the idea, more international than ever. Sessions are divided into four strands (teachers, students, curriculum, policy/leadership). Gray and Hargadon have given the go-ahead to more than 300 independent sessions, along with a dozen or so keynotes including ones by Alan November (education-technology consultant) on Monday, Ewan McIntosh, CEO of NoTosh Ltd. (an Continue reading