My latest blog post for DMLcentral is now online: Conferences as Catalysts for Educational Innovation and Change.
A select morsel:
The face-to-face nature of conferences is, I believe, of even more importance in an extremely digitally connected world. Whilst it’s often the case that you can get to know people very well online, there’s something about embodied interaction that makes your knowledge of that person three-dimensional. I don’t think one method of interacting is necessarily ‘better’ than the other; a blended approach is best. This, I suppose, is why social media is so popular.
That little slip made me realise just how much I miss it…