Yesterday I posted details on how to follow along to the Tools of Change in Publishing conference hosted by O’Reilly Media. Books + technology is their focus.
Well, I realized last night that there is another conference I wish to keep my eye on – Educause. This group is about Education + technology.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
In my professional work I try to keep up with what is going on with Educause as I do have a strong education component to what I do. However, if you are a genealogist with education responsibilities, you may be interested in this event also.
Keynote speakers look interesting. There’s even a BYU person represented, and a Google exec.
How to follow along?
- Twitter hash tag is #eli2011. Add it to your Twitter saved searches
- Educause Facebook page – “Like” them and it will show up in your news feed
- Online Meeting – they offer a formal online package, but it is rather expensive. Almost $800 if you’re not a member! It does not seem like you can follow along online otherwise.
- Second Life — ultimate coolness here! You can listen to the speakers online in Second Life via the University of Wisconsin at Milwaulkee’s SL site. Though I have to work, I will try to venture in during my lunch break and see what’s going on.
As an interesting aside, check out their 7 Thing series. Each of these publications are available in ePub formats so can be added to ebook devices such as the Nook & iPad (sorry — Kindle does not do ePub).
Do you see a trend here with me??? :-) In any case, if you are a genealogy educator, you may wish to check it out!