A while back George Siemens asked me and several others if We'd be willing to participate in his Connectivism Online Conference as a "context filter." The format is a sort of smaller scale K12 Online. It all kicked off with a preconference keynote given by George and then five presentations given one each day next week at the same time of day. This is the schedule:
- George Siemens - Connectivism: Learning Conceptualized Through the Lens of Today's World
- Will Richardson - Connective Teaching: How the Read/Write Web Challenges Traditional Practice
- Diana Oblinger - Balancing Agility and Stability in Higher Education
- Bill Kerr - A Challenge To Connectivism
- Stephen Downes - The Recognition Factor
- Terry Anderson - Research and Net Pedagogies
The role of the "context filters" is to reflect about each presentation through a specified lens as a way to enlarge the conversation to reflect more diverse views that will be expressed by the presenters.
I have been asked to filter from the poverty perspective and how shared knowledge could be managed to best leverage emancipation of this social system. Having had the honor of presenting around the country to both service providers of the homeless and the clients they serve, I will use those experiences, as well as my own personal experience, to inform my opinion as I try to translate what I am hearing and the possible impact on those who do not have a voice: children of poverty.
The other context filters can be accessed here.