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Join IDEAL Consortium's Annual Meeting Via Twitter!

The IDEAL Consortium is ready to launch another year of professional development and technical assistance for programs delivering both blended and distance-learning. During their summit on August 21st and 22nd, we will be live tweeting tips and strategies shared.

Topics include:

·       New developments in distance and blended learning,

·       Key challenges in distance and blended learning,

·       Building and sustaining strong ABE programming,

·       Whats new with Northstar Digital Literacy?

·       X-Prize for Adult Literacy,

·       Leveraging OER and Canvas to augment distance learning curricula,

·       Standards in action, and

·       Universal Design for Learning

Follow the summit on twitter by following @WorldEdUS or @Kathy_Tracey, or follow the hashtags #edtech #adultedu #edchat, and IDEALconsortium.

Finally, check out their Tech Tips blog. There's a wealth of resources and hidden gems related to technology and adult education. 

I'll 'see' everyone in Boston. 

Kathy Tracey


Kathy_Tracey's picture
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Have you ever virtually attended a conference using Twitter? If so, how did you engage in that professional development? We are live tweeting from the IDEAL Consortium this week and would love to have you engage in the conversations and share best practices for virtual participation in training. 


S Jones's picture
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Memorial Day I was surfing the INternet and there was a tweet from a conference in Canada.   They had shared the slides so... I didn't even need to have somebody taking pictures and tweeting them :)    Twitter Math Camp shared video of lots of sessions via twitter.    

Leecy's picture
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Kathy, thanks for the information and link to lots of technology tips.

I have never attended a Twitter conference itself. I have attended f-2-f conferences that used Twitter throughout. Most people at meetings were not looking at the presenters at all but at their computers since there were prizes for so many tweets and other things. Not sure of how beneficial those were since I wasn't using Twitter then. Of course, COABE connects to Twitter, but, again, I haven't gotten around to using the tool during meetings. I believe you've used the app extensively during conferences. What has been your experience?

The following links are just a few on how to actually hold a Twitter conference. New to me and very interesting.

Kathy_Tracey's picture
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Thanks for these resources Leecy! We simply tweeted highlights from the various conversations, making it easy for participants to track relevant tips and resources shared. So far the feedback has been extremely positive.

Leecy's picture
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God to hear! Now that you have become the expert, you can share your practices with the rest of us! Thanks, Kathy! :) Leecy

Kathy_Tracey's picture
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The IDEAL Consortium Summit was held over the course of two days. During that time, we live tweeted comments and points of interest. We used the following hashtags: #adutledu #distancelearning #edtech  #OERs #WIOA #IDEALConsortium #libraries. Through an informal review of the analytics, I noted there were over 3,400 impressions. While this does not clearly indicate the number of people who actually read the tweets, it was promising. There were only approximately 50 people at the summit. 
Have any of you live tweeted from your conferences? If so, how was the response from your participants? Do you feel it added benefit to the conference or meeting?