In hopes of gaining a badge I am blogging about my Serious fun experience. How transparently badge seeking is that? But seriously (fun), I attended the conference and presented and went to stuff and thought that I would see what other fellows thought about the event. I thought that the conference as a whole was a great success and well run–so congratulations to all the hard-working people who put it together. Lara had put together a great presentation for my session and I was not surprised that it was sparsely attended (but many thanks to those who did sit through it!). I tend to think that as long as there are more people in the audience then presenting that it is a success.
I enjoyed Sarah’s badging session. I have not embraced the whole badge thing (as a lapsed anarchist I tend to not like badges) but I am now considering toying with the use of badges in my next online courses. I will need help (as always) in figuring it out, but maybe students would enjoy badges as a way to “tick off” items. The lunch was delicious, and following Douglass’s sage words about staying silent instead of ranting, I will stop there. I will never take my left shoe off again at a conference, badge or no badge.
I look forward to next year’s conference. Maybe I can figure how to play the game by then. Liz