ALT-C 2011: Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate
It’s ALT-C 2011 at the moment in Leeds, the main annual conference on the use of learning technologies in Higher Education. I can’t be there this year, although a number of Lboro colleagues are attending; but I have been making use of the live online presence at http://altc2011.alt.ac.uk/pages/alt_live . This includes conference presentations delivered using Adobe Connect, as well as live video streaming using a service called justin.tv (similar to Bambuser, which I covered in a recent post).
If you’re on Twitter, you can also follow what delegates are saying by searching for the hashtag #altc2011 – this really gives you a sense of the vibe and people’s current preoccupations.
In fact, this “amplified event” approach, to use the current jargon, makes you wonder whether you actually need to travel physically to conferences any more…