On behalf of my Global Education Conference co-chair, Steve Hargadon of Classroom 2.0, and myself, I want to extend our deep felt thanks to all who participated in last week's online conference. We are particularly grateful for our amazing volunteers, partner organizations, and presenters who gave shared their expertise during the course of the week. Professional generosity really made this unique conference happen!
This free event took place entirely online using the videoconferencing tool, Elluminate. Everything went relatively smoothly with 15,028 unique logins, 8,372 hours of presentations attended, and 32,681 web site visits just this week. Sessions were recorded and can be viewed at your leisure on the conference web site.
We are really pleased with the success of our inaugural event and are thinking of how we can best carry the spirit of the conference forward. Join the official social network of the conference to stay in contact and keep developing the feeling of community that many of us experienced, particularly during the closing session. Please continue to use the Global Education Collaborative to share your work, to point out great resources, and to nurture global friendships!
If you were able to attend any live sessions, we'd love your feedback, so please take time to reply to this post in the GEC. Leave comments or post a link to your blog if you've already reflected on what you've learned. Please also visit the conference wiki, and consider joining this space to add to our growing collection of global education materials.
Stay tuned for more developments! The conference is only the beginning!
Conference Quick Links
Wiki - search for resources or add your own
Mentor Program - become a mentor or find partners for collaborative projects
Social Network - keep the conversations going
Facebook - become a fan
Flickr - share photos; participate in simple collaborative conference activities
Slideshare - presenters, post your slides here
Twitter - follow conference announcements
Twitter Search - check out what others are saying about the conference
Map - add your location to this Google Map
Networking Directory -find and quickly connect to other conference attendees