Sunday, August 26, 2007

ChipIn : Do Your Bit

Just got off a Skype conversation with Leigh who suggested a few changes to this blog and stated that he's just sitting back and waiting to see what's going to happen with FLNW2.

Fair enough....he's on his way to the altar and the last FLNW near killed him.

Well, I'm doing my bit and come Jan. 16 I'll either be sunning myself on some tourist beach in Thailand or I'll be hanging out with John and getting to know the locals with Trish who will be with me.

I'd like to think that some of the TALO crowd will be accompanying us and others connecting virtually.

You'll notice that we have spots in the FLNW2 blog for sponsor icons - $1000 AUD - and if you wish to be acknowledged as a TALO FLNW supporter then why not chip ....anything will help those who have dedicated their time and effort to ensure we have a contingent departing physically for FLNW2 and that we have support for an exchange party coming back this way later in 2008.

I'm trying to get a hold of both John Eyles and Michael C. so if anyone gets a chance can they please alert either that new things are afoot for FLNW2.

Much appreciated.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

FLNW2 : Thailand

TALO or Teach and Learn Online is an international network of people interested in all things e-learning, flexible learning, online education, networked learning and web 2.0.

TALO provides individuals with the opportunity to connect with others who share a common interest in progressing knowledge sharing in an open and diverse collaborative community. A range of active online discussion forums,blogs, wikis, and web feeds are balanced with un-conferences, swap-meets and other spontaneous face-to-face conversations.

The un-conference model has been adopted as an open conversation space within all TALO events and serves to guide or in some instances challenge the perceptions of those used to conference sensibilities.

Round 2 sees the TALO group embark on a trip to Thailand with assistance from the EON Foundation.

The catch cry of this experience stands as......TALO members explore the Future of Learning in a Networked World via e-learning, flexible delivery, online education, networked learning and web 2.0 in the respective geographical and virtual locations. The focus of FLNW2 is to engage TALO members in proactive e-learning hands-on events in a cross-cultural context with host nations, networks, groups and individuals.

Please see the wiki for more info. as it grows -