Reporting in from ISTE2014

I just arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for the last two days of the ISTE 2014 and discovered my mates Alan Levine and Ben Rimes are not here. That’s disappointing. I mean, the International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) conference is the largest  educational technology conference in North America. Surely it’s the type of conference these two guys would want to attend.

So Alan and Ben, if you’re reading this I’ve got some great news for you. I happened to run into an old friend of mine at the registration table and he was able to procure two free VIP tickets for you both. All you need to do is make your way to the registration table conference centre. Your tickets will be waiting for you with your complimentary conference bags.

And another thing. I’ve seen your Never been to ISTE and Surviving NOT being at ISTE 2014 videos. I can see the look of disappointment in both of your faces about not being here. So, here’s a chance to do something about it. Meet me here at the conference and we can  attend some workshops, peruse the vendor stands and drop in at the keynotes. It’ll be a blast. See you soon.

Explorations in augmented reality presentation for the E-LEARNING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION event

This afternoon I attended the E-LEARNING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION PechaKucha event at Centre for Adult Education (CAE) in Melbourne’s CBD and presented Explorations in augmented reality. Explorations in augmented reality described my experience of prototyping an augmented reality experience as part of my VET Development Centre Specialist Scholarship.

The event also featured presentations from Aliki Kompogiorgas (Box Hill Institute) and Scott Wallace (Nine Lanterns). Aliki presented on the six niche MOOCS for VET currently being developed by the Institute, while Scott presented on interative storytelling and the use of narrative in learning experiences.

Some pushback and then a response

An interesting and perhaps unexpected pushback from Twitter users in response to Red Bull’s June 2014  promotion/advertising campaign on Twitter. It took some time, but Red Bull’s marketing team eventually responded to the majority of people who responded unfavourably to the promotion. They didn’t respond to some of the more provocative tweets.