September 28th, 2007

Back from EC-TEL07

Another week, another conference :)

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This time, it was the EC-TEL07 (European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning) in Crete. Elisa Dalla Vecchia and I presented the MACE project (slides, video 1, video 2) and besides, met a lot of nice people.

The conference itself was really well organized. The keynotes (Hermann Maurer and Bruce Sterling) were excellent and big picture, covering a wide range of digital lifestyle topics and wild ideas. Digital quacks & charlatans, why Google is not so non-evil after all, telepathy is trivial, flying cars. No kidding. Many of the session talks, on the other hand, were not that exciting at all. I have the feeling many people in this area first build a “framework for…” before actually trying out some ideas on real learners.

More info on the conference blog, wiki and the flickr stream.

Greetings to Martin Memmel from DFKI, who I met to talk about the ALOE project and Christian Glahn, who presented nice work on Smart Indicators for learner feedback, and Joris Klerkx, who is quite into information visualization. I am looking forward to future developments, guys!

And just for the record, here are my favorite insider nerd joke conference memes:

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  1. stefano
    September 28th, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    hi Moritz, this is little off topic but maybe of general interest: your slides are gorgeous, what do you use to produce them? best, stefano

  2. Moritz Stefaner
    September 28th, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks! I use Keynote and Adobe Illustrator. Compared to Powerpoint, Keynote has the great advantage that you can paste transparent vector graphics and use transparencies.

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