Hawai’i Tech Slam

Our Education Technology Services Team flew up to the Hawai’i Campus for the first Tech Slam of the year. It was a huge success, thanks to the coordination of Ellen and the leadership of Darrin and Mimi. It was a tremendous day. Click on the link to learn more.

I was able to give a presentation in one of the breakout sessions. It was nice to partner with our Distance Learning Team. It was especially nice to reconnect with Mark Standley, who is a great friend and mentor.

Looking forward to our next slam at the Maui Campus in October….

Lost Wages?

No, just lost.

I recently attended the Blackboard conference, BBWorld 2011 in Las Vegas. I am once again grateful to the Kamehameha Schools for the opportunity. No, I did not gamble a single penny. I’m too poor (and I did the math.) I could only “lose money.”

I did however, get lost a few times. This is a story about my poor sense of direction….

Two weeks ago, I got lost in Philadelphia. I walked over to the convention center from the Reading Terminal Market and ended up in China Town. How is this bad you ask? Well, the two places are in the same building.

In Vegas, I got lost indoors on a number of occasions. The casinos all look alike to me….like mazes. Here, even Google Maps and Google Earth couldn’t save me. Believe me, it is quite embarrassing to be asking for directions on the final day of a conference.

So yes. I lost my whereabouts. I lost my pride. I even “lost face.” But no lost wages. After all, what doesn’t happen in Vegas, doesn’t stay in Vegas….

PodCamp Hawai’i 2008….

I attended the PodCamp Hawai’i “unconference” today at the Convention Center. It was well done. It was put together by volunteers to promote podcasting and blogging in business and in education.

There were musicians and a hula dancer from Halekulani who kicked-off the opening ceremonies. I even got to meet the president of WordPress, whose software I happen to be using for this very blog. Cool beans….