Back Channel Twitter Conversation at ISTE 2010
The opening keynote was by Jean-Francois Rischard. He talked about Global Problem-Solving and the critical Role of Educators and Technology for I wasn’t there to attend it but I heard so much about it that I had to read about it. In essence, a lot of people didn’t like the keynote and provided the feedback via the back channel. Except, it seemed that it wasn’t thoughtful, kind, or constructive. I felt like even though I wasn’t there, I was present for it just by listening to people talk about it.
Some questions came to mind as I am writing about it.
- The tweets by the people: Won’t they become their digital footprint?
- Did people behave professionally, and, above all, kindly?
- When does feedback cross the line? Is there a line?
- Do you think how feedback is provided makes a difference?
Here are some posts that you might enjoy reading about the Back Channel Conversation
The first one is by Scott McLeod: ISTE 2010 – Some early takes on the opening keynote (and on conference attendees’ behavior). He talks about the backchannel Twitter conversation post the opening keynote at ISTE.
A really great recap of the keynote itself by Sylvia: The ISTE opening keynote – what I wish had been said.
Michelle Baldwin wrote another really nice article asking very thoughtful questions. Should one research their audience before presenting? If they don’t, then are they fair game? Read her post here Message and Delivery.
Ann Leaness wrote a brilliant post called Backchannel or Bashchannel. It is a *must* read.
I will add more posts about the back channel conversation about the keynote.
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