I am participating in a webinar this afternoon with Peter Downs and Gene Schembri.
Peter is facilitating and presenting in the webinar. Gene and I are suggesting three technologies each.
I have written about my three technologies here.
We had a practice of the session yesterday. I was out and about so ended up taking part in the practice from my car parked in Bungendore.
I was very impressed by Peter’s use of GoToWebinar operated by Citrix Online. He exemplifies for me two vital characteristics for on line sharing: he drives the community and is a technology steward.
John Smith, Etienne Wenger and Nancy White define stewardship in their discussion of digital habitats:
Technology stewards are people with enough experience of the workings of a community to understand its technology needs, and enough experience with technology to take leadership in addressing those needs. Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the community.
I am looking forward to comparing our practice run to the live event. This time I aim to be at the end of a broadband Ethernet connection.
I like the title ‘Technology Steward’. We have been able to reach 410 people through this webinar series – without leaving home!
That is what makes it so attractive!