March 13, 2011: NSW ICT in Education: Tara Anglican School, Sydney.
Find it fast and get things done: Knowledge 2.0. It’s not a one-size-fits-all environment anymore. Personalise your knowledge and information search strategy with the latest search tools and techniques for news and knowledge discovery. Find out about RSS news alerts from your EBSCO databases. Explore some of the best search engines to improve your information research techniques. Become a Knowledge 2.0 mover and shaker!
May 6, 2011: Keynote for CEGSA/ASLASA State Conference, Adelaide. Details coming.
May 13, 2011: MANTLE Conference, Newcastle.
The Next Big Thing is Web 3.0. The best minds on our planet are suggesting that the Internet will continue to be the most influential invention of our time. Where Web 1.0 made us consumers of information, Web 2.0 allowed us to be participators and creators. Web 3.0 and Semantic Web technologies are beginning to play a role in the evolution of the Web. Come and discover what’s changing in this information revolution. Take a roller-coaster ride with me to find out how connecting, collaborating and networking in a Web 3.0 world is changing the ground-rules once again.
September 2, 2011: Fifth National Leading a Digital School Conference, Melbourne.
Taming information chaos with the power of 2.0. Teachers can learn new ways to incorporate search strategies into their personal information-seeking toolkits and then work with students to weave deeper understandings of how to find information right into the fabric of their learning. In a learning environment where writing, reflecting, creating and collaborating are driving authentic engagement with content, searching and researching has to encompass multi-literacies and information fluency in the process. It’s time to challenge the old standards of ‘search’. With all our experience as teachers, we are novices in the information revolution. It’s not a one-size-fits-all environment, and the myriad of choices, tools and techniques we could customise for our professional purposes need explanation and elaboration to understand how to be a confident, efficient and effective news and knowledge curators.
September 3, 2011: Fifth National Leading a Digital School Conference, Melbourne.
The Next Best Thing is Web 3.0. Catch It if you can! Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web technologies are beginning to play a larger and more significant role in the search and filtering of the content fire hose that teachers and students encounter each day. How will the semantic web influence our learning and teaching encounters on the web?
October 2-5, 2011: ASLA XXII Biennial Conference 2011: Innovation, Integration, Instruction, St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, Sydney. Details coming.