EDtech 2010

Well Thursday and Friday I returned to an old stomping ground of mine, Athlone institute of Technology, where I done my degree in Software engineering, I was there for edtech 2010. It a very different experience going back as a non student, especially as the exams were going on.

so what was at edtech 2010

well its all about tech in education, an there seems to be alot of new developments there.

James Clay gave a very inspiring talk, where he gave a new perspective on education, and the changes that are coming in the way we do business.

so where’s this tech going

  • well Online rooms, in tech speak thats webex,
  • social engineering and education, aka facebook but with education in mind
  • Robert Hickey gave a great presentation on what you can do with mobile phones and brick layers
  • Using smart board, Eimer Kelly gave a great presentation on the use of.
  • What’s coming up in blackboard 9.1, They have finally discovered an API,  wonder how open it will be, it seems moodle is getting the jump on them.

I saw an IPAD from a distance, seems to be nice and shiny, for a low powered and expensive browser. I’m not sure if I could spend the cash.

More info to follow

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