Tuesday, December 2, 2008

David Warlick's Presentation at Christa McAuliffee Conference

David Warlick was the keynote speaker at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference which was held about three hours away from me in New Hampshire. I wasn't able to attend in person, but I was able to watch almost all of it live on U Stream. If you haven't had an opportunity to see David Warlick speak in person, I haven't yet, this video is definitely a must-watch.

Live Broadcasting by Ustream

One of the highlights of David's keynote, for me, was his explanation and defense of Wikipedia. You can tell by watching the video that there were some Wikipedia nay-sayers in the crowd. David addresses their concerns and defends the use of Wikipedia by pointing out all of the disclaimers, messages, and editing power of the crowd on Wikipedia. David asks the question, "do text books have disclaimers?" The Wikipedia segment is about 45 minutes into the video.

Were you at David Warlick's keynote today? If so, please let us know how the feel in the room and the response to his keynote. What was the highlight of the keynote for you?

For those you that watch the video, which part or parts of David Warlick's keynote struck a chord with you?