The Speed of Tech: #owd11
I had the distinct pleasure and rather humbling honor of doing the opening keynote at De Onderwijsdagen (education days?) in Utrecht, NL. My talk was on learning analytics, a topic that is really booming, especially in The Netherlands…
What struck me this morning is how technology has sped up how we interact and debate nowadays.
On twitter, #owd11 became a trending topic within two hours after the start of the conference. There are hundreds of tweets by now, and if you think twitter is all empty talk, then you should really read this stream! As a presenter, this is a wonderful way to get Much More feedback on what you presented than you could ever hope to get in coffee breaks!
My slides are on slideshare:
The recording of my talk is available on youtube:
Trendmatcher did a follow-up interview, which is posted on cinch:
We are fours hours into the conference, and there are 5 posts on the conference blog.
And all this ‘just happens’ while we still talk and have lunch and go to presentations, etc.
I am no doubt a bit of an techno-optimist, but it seems to me it is hard to not see the Added Value of technology in this context. Only 5 years ago, creating this kind of web presence would have been a major undertaking – now it ‘just happens’… These are rather nice times to live in!