Wednesday, October 11, 2006

AECT, Day 3 or Prepare to Podcast

Another long day at AECT, but yet it was a good one. The first day before all the sessions really get going is a tough one for me, because if there isn't something I really want to go to, I have a hard time just attending anything.

Well thanks Trey Martindale for solving that problem. I've known Trey now for something like eight years, and he's a guy I truly look forward to seeing every year at the conference. So when he sees me and asks if I can help him for ten minutes, there's no question. Of course I will. So Trey asks me if I'll use one of the AECT digital recorders and record different sessions for podcasting. Sure, no problem. So I start helping him put batteries in them and setting the dates and times on the recorders, and before I know it, he's turned the whole AECT podcasting thing over to me. And then he sends an e-mail to Ward Cates (convention planner) telling him I'm in charge. No pressure there. So I set out to pass out eight recorders today.

I passed out six. So far I've given recorders to me, Atsusi Hirumi, Tom Hergert, Scott Adams (not the Dilbert one), Bruce Spitzer, and Mark Jones. Mark has already had to dump some audio, and they sound great. We've got a total of 14 recorders, so there are eight more to assign out. We'll see how this goes. I know that Susan Stansberry, John Nelson, Chris Essex, Anne Leftwich, and Trey are also carrying recorders.

I just got an e-mail that Chris has recorded the following: Marco Torres' Keynote for ISMF; interviews with 2 groups of parents, teachers and kids that were in ISMF; ISMF Guidelines Presentation; John Couch's keynote for AECT. Extremely cool.
I like to kid Trey about sticking me with this, but truth be told, I'm excited about it. I need to get more involved, and this is definitely going to do it.

Design and Development membership meeting was good--interesting. Afterwards Trey introduced me to Anne Leftwich. Apparently one of us (Anne or I) will be heading up the podcasting next year with the other as the lieutentant. We haven't decided yet.

I have two presentations tomorrow. One I think will go really well, and the other, well, let's just say the study didn't go well--data corrupted, just a big we stunk it up. That one should be interesting.

Went to lunch with Susan, Bruce, Mark, and Alan Foley. It was an OSU lunch. Dinner with Bruce and Mark again. Afterwards I went to the AECT mixer, and Mark and I spent some time talking to Dr. Merrill. He's going to do an interview with me about AECT for the podcasts. I'm looking forward to it.

I'm tired now. More tomorrow.

I miss my wife and kids.

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