This week sees me concluding a year of academic activities by participating in graduation, and other professional events at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. It is always a pleasure to celebrate the big graduation day with a new batch of happy graduates!
Meanwhile, much of the discussions back in the ‘academic halls’ hinge around technology and teaching practice, one way or another. Much planning for 2012 as a result!
As educators we are always looking for yet another way to bend an online tool to our purpose. Thursday will see me contributing to the Technology and Teaching Practice Research Group 2011 Symposium. The focus is on the communicative affordances of online tools. My spin is really just a futuristic focus on the changing context of the web, and the deepening issues for educators around search strategies and information retrieval.
Just a 20 minute discussion starter – so what could I do that introduces something new?
You can see the presentation slidedeck for From Web 1.0 to Web 3.0: A wolf in sheep’s clothing or a new culture of learning. You’ll notice a QR code on the front slide. This QRcode created at TagMyDoc points to a supporting document – and this code will download that too directly from TagMyDoc to your e-device!
The presentations throughout the day will have a series of papers included in a print document, to provide supporting information and material for the presentations. While I thought that this was useful, I also thought it would be interesting to show how to provide access to the electronic file directly from within that printed document – or from where it is attached to the front of the slideshare presentation (that I have embedded in this post).
Now, it’s available to all ~ either at the Symposium, or anywhere else on the planet! I do like this way of enhancing a slideshare presentation, and the ease of being able to share an electronic file.