A year ago George Siemens, Sylvia Currie, Paul Stacey and I organized a two week online conference titled Shaping Our Future: Toward a Pan-Canadian E-leaning Research Agenda. The release of the CCL report last week, reminded me that we had never properly promoted the final report of this conference. Joanne Nielsen produced a report that documents the activities and results of the conference and it is available here
The online conference was fairly well attended, and we heard some great Elluminate talks by Canadian and other experts and had some lively threaded discussions. We attempted to create a draft of a research agenda using the Moodle wiki, with limited success. I believe that the real value of the event was in informing each other of the complex issues related to research in this strategically important area of e-learningl In addition those interested in this mixed synchronous/asynchronous model of online conference deliberation and production, will find the report of value.
Thanks to BCCampus for hosting the Moodle infrastructure and for all those who organized, animated, promoted, contributed and presented at the conference.