The Kaplan University conference, KU Village 2009, is over! It was a tremendous week with numerous presentations, and personally, with a lot of learning that I have to sift through and figure out what I am going to do with it. I imagine that a lot of us are doing the same thing! 🙂
But it really isn’t over. KU Village 2009 was a manifestation, a coming together of a network of like-minded educators at a specific time and (virtual) place. Yet, the CTL network doesn’t go away just because the event is over. The CTL and IL networks were strengthened and also grew because of the conference. We all stretched ourselves (for me and the IL Fellows it was preparing the Greenhouse and hosting the Pre-Conference workshop on Social Networking), and we will all have to strengthen and work those new found “muscles” (skills/ideas) that we exercised during the Village meetings.
That is good and that is the way it should be.
So, the Innovations Lab will continue on!
- A new round of applicants have already submitted their applications and the IL Fellows will be considering them at our next meeting.
- We have our Book Discussion group meeting on Tuesday and our next GEM session also on Tuesday.
- A week from Tuesday I will be presenting on Myna, a free web-based audio editor
- Four IL Fellows will present in October. (A group from Educational Studies will present on VoiceThread. Later in the month we will have a presentation on MS OneNote.)
- And the “starter” IL session, “Supercharge your Announcements” will also happen towards the end of the month!
Personally, I am working on a number of new posts for you, including:
- An Aptured-enhanced web-essay.
- Hand-writing fonts and how to use them
- Interesting education blogs and where to find them
- Plus, I will be tending to my (long neglected) RSS and Twitter feeds to gleen some