eLearning Conference – Converge 2012

It took a while to decide but I finally bit the bullet – I registered for Converge 2012.  Of course this means that some of my nephews and nieces will go without Christmas presents but my professional development comes first 😉

(Okay okay, you know I’m only kidding).

With these conferences, when you look through the program, you really want to go to everything and not miss anything.  I recall going to Converge some years ago and admittedly it was one of the more beneficial conferences because their workshops were ‘hands-on’ and they were more intimate than large scale conferences.  Certainly there weren’t vendors flogging their products so this was a bonus.

Here’s what I’m thinking of attending. Of course, I may change my mind again next week.

Thursday 22 November 2012

  • 11:30-12:30 Emerging Technology Showcase by Bronwyn Lapham and Kristena Gladman from eWorks


  • 11:30-12:30 Open Source Synchronous Learning by Fred Dixon of BigBlueButton.org
  • 1:30-2:30 Big Blue Button – Is there really an Open Source Alternative to Commercial Virtual Classrooms by Tim Morrissey of Trainspace Pty Ltd


  • 1:30-2:30 Creating Blended Learning Strategies Using a Mentored Approach by Michael Gwyther and Sherrill Lyster of ACPET


  • 1:30-2:30 App Sharing by Howard Errey of eWorks

Friday 23 November 2012

  • 9:00-9:50:  How do we Remember It All? The Skill of How to Find, Make Sense and Share and Use Learning Content by Joanne Norbury of eWorks
  • 10:00-10:50: Flipping the Classroom by Ken Johnson of Victoria University
  • 1:00-1:50:  Scale and VET, Massive Delivery in the Age of MOOCs and NBN by Howard Errey, Michael Coghlan of eWorks and TAFE SA

During the conference, I’ll be tweeting using the #Converge12 hashtag and gather any resources and references and post it on my blog for your reference.

About Activate Learning Solutions

Helen Blunden is the founder of Activate Learning Solutions and Third Place. She has over 20 years of experience within learning and development across private, public and not-for-profit organisations. With a specialty in performance consulting and networked learning, Helen believes that workplace learning is integral to business success. She has a passion for enabling people to learn beyond the classroom and believes in the power of networks and communities to drive collaboration and meaning within the organisation. From facilitator-led instruction, online and blended, Helen deploys social and informal learning such as enterprise social networking, collaboration tools and emerging technologies that have been proven successful and embedded workplace change.
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1 Response to eLearning Conference – Converge 2012

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