An important part of my job is communicating my research to professional communities and the public, but not all academic conferences are created equal. I recently attended the Connected Learning Summit in California to present a paper on how to design learning experiences in 360 degrees. This conference was big enough (or small enough?) to network, filled with thought provoking speakers, and easily accessible hands-on activities. Most impressively was the presence of failed experiments and failed technology. Sharing what doesn't work is just as important as sharing what does. Well done #ConnectedLearning, I'll be back next year.
You can see all of the photos on the Connected Learning Alliance Flickr album (CC BY 2.0)