As promised, here is my report from Devcon - Day 1. This conference has already lived up to my expectations. The event is located at the University of Utah; my lodging is a dorm room which was part of the 2002 Winter Olympics Athletes Village. Thus, in between sessions, or if I need a longer break ... it's just a five minute walk back to my dorm. Although I have a "single", other attendees are in my dorm's suite. Thus, I've already enjoyed some hallway conversations! Over lunch in the campus dining hall, I talked with some eLearning experts from San Diego, and a Utah PhD student doing medical research into the structure of DNA. Although she had nothing to do with our conference, it was a fascinating talk.
I'll make more information available later, but here is some preliminary information which relates to two great presentations which I attended this morning:
- Mobile Learning - A Reality: A.J. Ripin from Moving Knowledge
(A.J. took us on a wild, and extremely useful ride through some of the newer development tools for mobile devices. Links to some of those tools are given below.)
- Why Wikis Wrule: Tom Reinartz from the University of Minnesota
(Tom can only be described as an expert where it comes to using wikis in education. Use his presentation as a base point for exploring the world of wikis)