TaTE Preconference at CSSE 2008

In my last entry I indicated that I will blog about what I have been up to in the last couple of months in more detail. So, here goes.

At the end of May, I participated in a TatE preconference workshop at CSSE 2008. Norma Nocente, Thérèse Laferrière, and Renée Fontaine organized an exciting workshop, in which we connected via web-based video conferencing with international researchers, including Joke Voogt, Gerald Knezek, Niki Davis, Jeff Moonen, Sara Dexter, Neil Strudler, and Nigel Bennett.

There was also great networking with more local researchers, including Kamini Jaipal Jamani and Candance Figg at Brock University, who conducted research using the same conceptual framework as the one that Cathi, John and I have been collaborating on funded by the OISE/UT School/University Partnership Grant 2007-2008. From them, I found out that TPCK is now referred to as TPACK. Check out Punya Mishra and Matt Koehler’s fun SITE 2008 keynote

I presented this paper in a symposium chaired by Clare Brett. It was really great to see people show up for our talk at 8:30 am on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in Vancouver when they could have been participating in the conference fun run 🙂 It was a nice change to present as a first author research that was not my thesis work. Plus, I worked really hard on this paper as a break from my thesis writing, and the final report is included in a publication edited by Carol Rolheiser. Yay!


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