Curtis Bonk gave an energizing keynote presentation at the 24th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning in Madison, Wisconsin. I have uploaded the Livescribe Pulse recording of “Technology trends opening access to education worldwide: Now, we all can learn!”
The Pulse pen records audio and synchronizes this recording with what I noted in my journal. The shared recording is converted to an Adobe Flash file. You can view the recording on my Livescribe community pages.
- Web Searching in the World of e-Books (i.e., Darwin)
- E-Learning and Blended Learning
- Availability of Open Source and Free Software (e.g., Moodle)
- Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare (e.g., MIT)
- Learning Object Repositories and Portals (i.e., shared content)
- Learner Participation in Open Info Communities (YouTube)
- Electronic Collaboration and Interaction (sync and async)
- Alternate Reality Learning (Online Massive Gaming, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds; e.g., Second Life)
- Real-Time Mobility and Portability (e.g., iPhone)
- Networks of Personalized Learning (Blogs, RSS)
- Five Billion “Have-Nots” Have at It!
- Emergence of Lifelong Super E-Mentors/Coaches
- Quarter-Century Learning Clubs
- Terabyte Learning Access Points
- The Veneration of Learning
- Personalization+ Portfolios
- The Selection of Global Learning Partners
- The Shared Learning Era
- Teaching-Learning Perpetuities
- Teachers, Teachers
- The Rise of the Super Blends
- Self-Determined Humans
- Free Learning Zones
- Authentic Learning Amalgamations
- Alexandrian Aristotles
I was pretty impressed with the quality of the recording. However, I have noticed a couple of things I would like to change:
- Typically I take a second or two to cogitate after I hear something profound. Thus, clicking on my notes plays back the audio from a few moments after something of importance has been said. It would be nice to easily jog back 10 seconds from that point (rather than messing with the navigation).
- I wish I could charge/sync the pen with a mini-USB cable. I forgot to bring the dock to Madison. The pen’s batteries ran out at the end of the first day (a better battery indicator would be nice too).
- The pen does not have a clip. If I set it down on a fat surface it does have a tendency to roll (typically covering the microphones in the process).
Labels: curt bonk, livescribe, madison, presentation, pulse