Some of you, like me, may have opted for other conferences. Others, often like me, could not afford the cost to travel, lodge, and attend ISTE 2010. Don’t lament your losses (which I’m sure were significant, mine included.) ISTE organizers have a vision that includes whetting the appetite to attend the next annual conference in the form of multimedia tidbits. While the material made available live or archived is not enough of the whole experience to make you forgo the conference every year, there is enough there to allow you to appreciate what you missed, and best, make you start saving NOW for next year’s conference (which is in Philly btw, and oh yeah, I am SO THERE.)
ISTE Vision. Need I say more?? Lots of good material here, though frustratingly some of the videos have sound issues as on the fly editing brought links or slides into the mix, and the master control mixing content somehow did not realize the audio was cut during these mixes. Only happened a few times. But am I ever so thankful for the videos to learn from! There is a nice selection too.
ISTE Unplugged Shares too!
But there is MORE. ISTE Unplugged is an “unconference” movement that sort of runs in the hallway at or near what is called the Blogger’s Cafe, and those who either didn’t get selected to present at the conference or chose late to have a voice at ISTE can live out that desire by signing on to present with ISTE Unplugged. More informal and involving intrigue and fun (some use it as their personal soapbox, some as a poster session, some just to share for sharing’s sake) the sessions here are sure to grab attention by a wide array of attendees, many who just stop by as they walk through the hallways FUN to boot. The best news is that some of these were recorded in Elluminate for a virtual audience participation live, but now the archives are beginning to show up there–recorded Elluminates. Next best thing to being there live!
Conference Videos – ALA too
While I was in DC attending ALA10, there was a presence of videographers recording sessions. I know they had been planned and not just impromptu recordings because the rooms were set up with lights and microphones, even a microphone on a boon for when audiences made comments during q/a parts of the sessions. The one session I attended that was recorded, I heard one of the presenters begin by thanking CSPAN for taping, and she asked audience members who had to leave to be cognizant of the cameras. Wonder where THOSE videos are? Even better, I wonder if ALA will provide access to members, and if so, at what cost? I’ll be researching this in the near future.
Thank You ISTE for making location of your shared videos so easy. Other organizations, please take note.