How can web 2.0 technologies be most effectively leveraged to maximize interaction and participant benefit prior to, during, and after an educational conference? Thoughts that come to my mind on this question are:
- Sharing links and resources. (social bookmarking with a common tag could help.)
- Identifying issues and concerns via a blog.
- Sharing actual session content via blog posted notes and session podcasts, if presenters give permission. (This was done pretty effectively at WebZine2005 last year.)
- Helping network like-minded souls interested in similar issues.
- Sharing emerging areas of research or needed areas of research that relate to common topics.
I know a conference wiki could be used also, like it was at PodcasterCon2006 a few weeks ago, but I am not sure how it would be used in a functionally distinct way compared to a blog.
I explored these issues a bit in a podcast in early December. What do you think?
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