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Future Technologies

Today I’m dipping into the Eduserv Foundation symposium 2008 “Inside Out: What do current Web trends tell us about the future of ICT provision for learners and researchers?” via the live streaming. If you’re reading this today, join in, it’s free!

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The first session of the day is/was by Larry Sanders from New Media Consortium who publish the Horizon Reports. I blogged about the 2008 Report on CLT@LSE earlier this year so if you are new to the reports take a look there or at the Horizon Project wiki.

I missed some of Larry’s talk so what’s been most interesting is how well the live webcast is working – almost feels like you are there! It’s very easy to get distracted in the office though, you need discipline for online attendance to work. There is also a live chat for the online viewers on the streaming page, which during the end-of-talk Q&As is being shown in the conference venue. So the live participants get to see our views and a questioner just referred to some comments in his question to Larry.

Larry’s used of virtual bulleted lists in SecondLife as his presentation tool was questioned both virtually and by a member of the live audience. I have to agree that it didn’t add anything and actually made reading them difficult. Technology for technology’s sake?

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