Will Richardson has shared a 2 minute video via YouTube recorded at a panel presentation at the 2006 Milken Global Conference held in April. He discusses the ways blogs can be used by people to control their own learning experiences, and the value of engaging in conversations via the blogosphere.
It is great to see Will discussing the value of blogging tools and blog conversations with an audience far beyond the typical “echo chamber” we sometimes live in online. Great job Will! (I hope the people there were listening to your message.) It is great those two minutes of ideas can and are being shared via a worldwide audience connected to YouTube.
I discovered the website “Blogging Milken” as I found the link to the conference– it looks like a site of well-written posts documenting presentations at the event. More educational conferences should be following the lead of this site, in terms of increasing off-site asynchronous access to presentations and presenter materials. From the footer links, the site appears to be a commercial venture by the Weblogs, Inc. Network. The organic and non-commercial educational conference post aggregation of Hitchhikr from David Warlick may be a better model to follow, but either way it is great to have FREE access to conference content like this.
…says that the newspaper business is in trouble. Both the big guys like the New York Times and the citizen journalists need to unlearn what has been institutionalized. We have to learn to do journalism at 1/10 the cost what we were doing before. A good reporter is a good reporter at the end of the day. We havenâ€™t been edited. Is that good or bad? We thrive on speed, low cost, continuous evaluation. Journalism has become more of an evolution of a story. Thereâ€™s no such thing as â€œonce itâ€™s done, itâ€™s done.â€ Journalists need to be able to follow stories as they unfold.
Every time someone says or writes the word “unlearn” I am reminded of a favorite scene from “The Empire Strikes Back” when Yoda tells Luke, “You must UNLEARN what you have learned.” Learning and unlearning are constants in the informational environment outside of schools today, and increasingly inside them as more mobile devices proliferate in the backpacks and hands of students. That’s why, as educators, we need to continue helping each other learn new tricks, appropriately address challenges, and leverage opportunities in the digital world.
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