Thursday, March 14, 2002

Thoughts on this week's KMDI Technology in Support of Learning and Teaching lecture.

Wednesday's webcast had some audio problems.

Thankfully the series offers a synchronous chat, so participants were able to communicate with the moderator, while watching the video. She was able to let us know that they'd "lost audio in the hall." I'm happy to report that audio was eventually restored.

Audio problems are most acute for viewers of the series' archive. No audio or chat means that archivists only have access to the video and the presenters slides.

I think the KMDI is doing a great job with this series. I've impressed with the way that sessions are presented and moderated and I'm enjoying be part of educational "history in the making."

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Today I attended a great presentation by David Martin, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of SMART Technologies, Inc. I have the good fortune to work as Training Developer for SMART.

Dave talked to us about his trip to the Intel Developer Forum Conference last month in San Francisco. There were many great takeaways. My favourite is the "assignment" he gave participants. Consult the keynote below and then be prepared to explain "beach ball as wireless network device."

Pat Gelsinger's keynote, in which he demonstrated just how "Moore's Law is alive and well and keeping pace with an expanding digital universe," is great.

Click here for an HTML transcript of the keynote.

Click here and select Mr. Gelsinger's keynote from 28 February, 2002 to view the webcast.