Monday, March 10, 2008

CUE 2008


There were a number of things at the CUE conference that I wanted to blog, but between attending sessions, checking out vendors, and trying to keep up with my work email, I was fried by the end of each day. So much for my blogging ambition! I did check out a session on edublogging by Mark Wagner where I got a few good ideas about making connections through blogging. He posted his slides and all his links, if you want to see what he talked about.

A nice feature of the conference was having a Ning community where presenters uploaded their slides or links, and people could comment on presentations and discuss with each other and the presenter. Wave of the future. Ning and the whole issue of social networking had a much higher profile in the conference than it did a year ago, thanks in large part to Steve Hargadon, I'm guessing.

The best aspect to me was that there were 3 times as many adult educators there as there were two years ago. OK, the total was about 12, but that's still progress. There were several adult education workshops and hands-on sessions. It paid off lobbying to get Susan Gaer included in the Google Teacher Academy. I was disappointed to hear that the Google Teacher Academy is being turned over to CUE and will cost $50K for an organization to host. At that price, and in this budget climate, I wouldn't expect too many takers.

One thing I was surprised about - I didn't see much twittering of this conference. I searched Twitter using Terraminds and didn't find many using the tags of cue08 or cue2008.

4 comments:

Mathew said...

I didn't think to tag tweets as cue08. I've been surprised that there aren't many blog posts related to cue. I thought this was problem with tagging but it may be a problem with technorati as I see you tagged your post cue08 but it still doesn't show.

Marian Thacher said...

I know. I thought maybe nobody was blogging CUE, but that seems really unlikely. Let us know if you find a solution.

Mathew said...

Well Technorati is good but it doesn't get everything. Warlick's site is a little better but it doesn't get everything either. You can try it... http://hitchhikr.com/index.php?conf_id=349

Marian Thacher said...

I revised my tags to CUE08, but nothing on Hitchhikr. I see your post made it to Technorati, though. That's good.