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 Helen Blunden

My unique super power is that I see learning experiences in everything I do. #alwayslearning
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