Archive for the ‘Presentations’ Category
It is obvious to me that information literacy underpins lifelong learning — and that digital literacy skills are essential to both.
One of the learners at a session I gave yesterday asked me “Where do you find the time to learn?”
I replied what I always reply to this: Learning and professional development are not selfish acts. As a professional, you have a responsibility to your organisation and the people whom you serve (clients of Family Dispute Resolution services in this person’s case) to progress your knowledge of not only your field of study, but the environment in which you and your clients/students live and work and the technologies that are shaping our society.
I am fortunate to work for an organisation that actually makes it a KPI of my job description that I progress my learning and are happy for me to block time out each week on company time to do so.
There is an old chestnut that holds true: To any manager or business owner that asks “What if I train my staff and they leave?” the best reply is “What if your staff remain untrained and ignorant and they STAY?”
My presentation is embedded below. To view it full screen, click on the arrow facing right/play button, wait for it to load and then hover over the word ‘More’.
http://smik.posterous.com/ for bringing Mark Smithers’ post to my attention via her daily Twitter roundup! http://www.masmithers.com/2011/03/11/is-lecture-capture-the-worst-educational-technology/
the tag for this session? The presenter told me to ask a conference organiser. The organiser said there was no tag. Okay, some people don’t think of this stuff – but in a session on viral marketing, gotta say I expected it. The lecture progressed on interactivity and social networking and the instructor failed to engage with the text chat in a constructive way. Some people in the audience complained that the text chat was distracting them and was blocking the powerpoint on effective interaction. If you’re not laughing yet — let me explain why this is sadly funny:
- A session on interaction where interaction is discouraged and/or dismissed
- A session dealing with social networking that did not allow for cross-channel seeding via tags
- A session on social networking that compared Facebook and Second Life — two completely different tools – and made judgement calls because one was not like the other.
- People attending a session on social networking who don’t like it happening and find it distracting
- A session on social networks and viral marketing where avatars sat in chairs, faced front and the presenter did not build in any time for interaction and social networking
my Second Life sessions. On Wednesday night, we’re going to do a nuts and bolts session on the basics — how to walk, talk, teleport and interact with objects. That’s taking place at the learning loft I’ve built on my Plot 13 sim. To get there: Keep your web browser open to this post. Open Second Life and connect/log in. Return to this blog post in your still-open browser and click on this link: Plot13 Jokaydia. It will open up a web page. Click on the orange “Teleport Now” button (see image above). Go back to Second Life — a teleport window should have opened. Click on the Teleport link (circled in red at left). Having problems with the SLURL? Check that you’re logged into Second Life and have fully connected. If you’re still having problems, you can contact my avatar in Second Life and send an instant message. My avatar’s name is Pandora Kurrajong. To send me an instant message:
- Go to the edit menu in Second Life
- Click on Search
- Type my avatar’s name into the search: Pandora Kurrajong
- View my Profile
- Click on the “Send Instant Message” button
- Type a message indicating that you’re having problems
- Click send