The 3th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference will be held April 15-17. The theme of this year’s conference is “The New Internet: Collaboration, Convergence, Creativity, Contrast , and Challenges”. While TCC is a worldwide online conference designed for university and college practitioners, several of the workshops have application to the online dialogue and deliberation world and those of us interested in using technology for professional development, networking, and collaboration. Just a few examples:
- Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
- Videoblogging in Education: The new wave of interactive educational television
- Developing Online Peer-to-peer Mentoring Programs for Distance Degree Programs
- An International Collaboration Involving Developed and Developing Nations: The Global Digital Divide
Here’s a brief description of the conference theme this year:
The new Internet is a global workspace for collaboration and sharing while providing forums for different voices, new challenges, and creativity. People, technologies, and perspectives have converged, and yet there is a greater diversity of tools to communicate, collaborate, create, and compete. Today, the Internet is proliferated with “weapons of mass collaboration.” (See Wikinomics by Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams, 2006)
My experience with this conference last year was very positive and I’m intrigued by the way the University of Hawaii is using this distance education platform for an online conference.