The EdCamp Foundation in partnership with the MIT Media Lab and the National Writing Project have organized the first EdCamp Online. The event will take place on October 26. The event will use a new online tool called unhangouts that is based in part on Google+ Hangouts. You can learn more about unhangouts here. Registration is now open for EdCamp Online.
You might be wondering what an EdCamp is, the short explanation is that EdCamps are free, informal conferences organized by educators for educators. Anyone can attend and anyone can present. Last year I recorded a short Skype conversation with one of the EdCamp Foundation’s founders, Dr. Kristen Swanson. (Thanks to Kristen for sharing the news of EdCamp Online on her blog last week). That video is embedded below.