Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Presentation Files

The power point presentations from the symposia are avaliable from the AKO Site (http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/communities/e-learning-education-and-training).

Please let me know if you have issues obtaining the files.

John

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hamilton Symposia

The last Symposia was held in Hamilton on Thursday and was well attended. It was great to be part of the lively discussions and to hear of the exciting developments planned.

West Coast Symposium

Richard and Sue had a great time on the West Coast (Including Whitebait Fritters and Monteiths :)) Thnak you Barbara for pulling this together. You did a great job

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Southland Symposia

Terry and Sue had a great time at Invercargill and really enjoyed the active engagement of all participants.

Thank you Teri for all your efforts on this

John

Monday, October 19, 2009

Northland Symposia

The Northland symposia has just been held and participant feedback was very positive.

Thank you to Vasi and her team for all the efforts, really enjoyed the day

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Covering the distance

Haast and back again. Absolutely beautful weather.
Satelitte connections work one way really well, the download speed exceeds all exectations, but upload is slwerthan the normal dal-up so the school cannot take part in video-conferencng.
The cell phone coverage for the area the school is in was supposed to come through June-July this year but nothing as yet.
This is not about technology fashions and playing with it, it is about sending and recieving information for education and communication.
The gap here is some of the in between technology, better send and recieve equipment, better linkages between the provider and the customer, better routers and modems.  The children are waiting, the adults are waiting and want this ability as well. It would make my job so much easier.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Welcome Librarians

It is great to see so many librarians joining this network. Since they are a fundamental cog in successful eLearning activities please encourage other librarians to join us (link http://e-learning.crowdvine.com/) their contributions are invaluable.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Distance how far is too far

I am going to Haast tomorrow, five hours drive there, I will be looking at cell phone range and coverage, broadband range and coverage and reliability, weather plays a big part here. No kidding I hear you say!
I will take my laptop and pre-paid modem and as my cell also plugs into my computer, it will be interesting to see which does what the best.
I will return....! Saturday.
The QR code I posted has not worked since I di it. Obviously  it contains too much information in wide a variety. Does this mean we have to develop something similar to texting?

Counting Down

It is only 11 days till the first of the symposia are held. Time for the last push for registrations? If you are attending one of the symposia please feel free to join our Crowd Vine site at http://e-learning.crowdvine.com/ 
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