Had heard a bit vaguely on some podcasts about the anarchic sounding un-conferences called BarCamps, but did some reading this morning about how they actually work and look and can begin to see the potential.
Essentially, the move is from top-down, pre-ordained, powerpoint speeches by famous people while we sit below them at round tables with a pile of mints, to cooperative and collaborative self-organised and self-running discussions. Kind of like from CNN to Wikipedia as a conference.
They’re about all things, including education. I wonder if I can get leave to attend Educamp Ireland in June?
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