Tuesday, April 01, 2008

On my way to GETEX in Dubai

It is quiet, relatively, at the Doha airport morning. At 5:45 I had checked in and walked straight through the wonderful e-Gate with my ID card (rather than queue at immigration). At Costa Coffee the croissants have not arrived...but hey, the coffee is great and the sun is shining through the windows.

I am off to Dubai for 2 days, at the invitation of Don Knezek, CEO of ISTE. The GETEX conference is in full swing as of today. My contribution to the event is with the Global Forum on Technology and Innovation in Education. This is a joint ISTE and GETEX initiative. I am thrilled to be part of this international gathering of educators from all academic levels.
The full program can be downloaded in PDF format.

Two sessions I am moderating/co-moderating:
  1. Panel on one-to-one computing (with Sam Farsii, Irving District and Dr Betsy Lowry, John Hopkins University)
  2. Motivating students: Global projects and contests (Dr Ed Gragert, iEARN and Tala Nabulsi Taking IT Global). This session is where I have 30 minutes to talk about the Flat Classroom and Horizon Projects my friend, Vicki Davis and I have pioneered.
For the first session I put together this short video trying to encapsulate the development of mobile, digital and ubiquitous devices in education as I have experienced them over the past few years. It is a little rough......but sincere.

I am excited about the learning that is going to take place in Dubai and I am very keen to make new international friends. Watch this space for updates!

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Azam said...

I'm trying to learn more about elearning so I was thinking about reading your blog more often. Ha! funny... I was born in Doha in 1983. Have a fun trip!