Discourse about Discourse… The Final Post.


Although it sounds sad, it really isn’t.

For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while and those of you who are reading it for the first time, I have some very exciting news. I have decided to join together my blog, podcast, and various project sites into one resource: Learning is Change.

I have found that working with so many different platforms has left me a little frazzled and strapped for time. I have also gotten tired of other people (podomatic and edublogs) having more control over my content than I do. So, starting today, I will be posting regularly on the Learning is Change blog and Podcast.

All of the content from both this blog and Discourse About Discourse: Educasts has been painstakingly recreated (okay, so I just copied it over) on the new server. Those of you who subscribe to my feed through feedburner will be unaffected, but if you subscribe to the edublogs feed, you will need to switch over to http://learningischange.com/feed/.

I am very excited about this new venture that I am undertaking. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I have set up video and audio comments, so that I can hear my audience first hand. I hope to see or hear from you soon.

Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation

 This is what I have been working on with a few of the greatest educational technologists in the great state of Colorado (in my opinion only

You are invited to attend the Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation Conference.

What is Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation?

Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation, is a one day conference/meetup for teachers, administrators, students, school board members, parents and anyone who is interested in education. It will be held on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, USA.

Education is conversation. Conversation creates change.

The future of education does not exist in the isolated world of theory and abstract conference sessions. Instead, it exists in conversations. It exists in creating a robust learning network that is ever-expanding and just-in-time. Learning 2.0 is not the beginning of this conversation. It is merely a stopping point, a time to talk about the visible difference that we all seek. We read. We reflect. We write. We share. We learn. Come join us for a day of conversation about learning and technology.

You can learn much more about the conference on the wiki, including information about registering. Here are some highlights:

Tentative Schedule
We’re still working on the details so this will be updated before the conference. Also, this may expand if we have more folks register than we are anticipating. (To quote Bud Hunt, “This conference stuff is hard!”)

You must register so that we know how many folks to expect and so that we can have enough lunches available. (Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?)


Free, baby. And lunch is included, thanks to the generous support of Littleton Public Schools, St. Vrain Valley Public Schools, and Arapahoe High School.


BYOL (that would be Bring Your Own Laptop) – we’ll have wireless access to the Internet (filtered) – we may test our capacity to handle density of machines, but hopefully things will go swimmingly. If not, we have wired machines in various places you can access.

Questions for Students
We’re having a student panel discussion during lunch. Here’s your chance to submit some questions for them to consider.

Invite Others

We strongly encourage you to invite other folks from your school, district, neighborhood, or learning network to attend as well. It would be great if everyone could bring at least one person with them that is perhaps new to this conversation. Put up THIS POSTER everywhere you can (within reason).


Feel free to email Karl Fisch, Bud Hunt, Ben Wilkoff or Mike Porter .

The company I keep now…

I’m not sure how many people truly mean it when they say it, but I am truly honored by my inclusion in the Most Influential Blog Post category of the 2007 Edublog Awards for The Ripe Environment.

To be along side Karl Fisch and his amazing work to create a mirror for our schools…

To be next to Konrad Glogowski and his visual portrayal of pedagogy…

To be nestled in with Scott Mcleod and his viral networking power and ability to see the greatness in a single idea…

To be among Kris Bradburn and the challenges put out by Wandering Ink…

That is what I am most honored by.

Thanks to all who nominated me. If you care to, please vote for this blog. I don’t imagine I have written as influential of blog posts as the above bloggers, but I would like it not to be an absolute slaughter in the polls.

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