The Social Learning Summit - April 21st, 2012

We are very pleased to announce the worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit, a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012, from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time. This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation. All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference.

The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning, and the conference URL is To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please make sure you are a member (free) here at Classroom 2.0. This will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.

  • The call for presentations closed on April 7th, 2012. Thank you!  
  • Presentations proposals that have been submitted and which are still pending can be seen HERE.
  • Accepted proposals can be seen HERE (if your session has been accepted but you didn't receive an email with additional instructions, please contact
  • The Summit schedule, which you view based on your time zone, as well as instructions for participating, are HERE.
  • The volunteer group and information on volunteering are HERE.
  • The presenter group with final presenter information is HERE.
  • The training page (only presenters and volunteers need training) is HERE.
  • Publicity and promotional logos can be found HERE.
  • The recordings will be posted within a few hours of the Summit HERE.

Sessions will be 30 minutes in length, and can focus on practical classroom application or pedagogical frameworks or both. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate), and training sessions for presenters and volunteer moderators will be available both "live" and in recorded form HERE. Participants will need no special training to attend sessions.

Please let others know about the conference! Artwork / logos are HEREWe particularly encourage those who are interested in this topic to consider submitting a chapter (or chapters!) to the 5th-anniversary Classroom 2.0 book project.

See you online!


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Comment by Peggy George on May 24, 2013 at 10:37am

Steve, What is involved with sponsoring a virtual conference such as the Social Learning Summit? Do you have a page that explains sponsorship levels and requirements? If we wanted to contact organizations to invite them to become a sponsor is there something we can share with them to provide details about how to become a sponsor?

Comment by Steve Hargadon on May 24, 2013 at 8:59am

Well, Chris--Discovery Ed sponsored the one last year, and they chose to do something else this year.  I kind of depend on having a sponsor for each event, and was disappointed that it didn't happen!  If you've got any ideas, let me know!

Comment by Shamblesguru (Chris Smith) on May 24, 2013 at 8:54am

Are there plans for a Social Learning Summit in 2014?


Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 30, 2012 at 12:37pm

@Sean--there is no ability to embed.  You'll have to just use the link.  Sorry!

Comment by Sean Thompson on April 21, 2012 at 10:11pm

How can I embed the code from my recorded presentation into the website I made to accompany it?

Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 21, 2012 at 4:58pm

The recordings are here: You can download the slides in any session just by opening the session recording, then go to File > Save > Whiteboard.  Glad you had fun!

Comment by Chryssanthe Sotiriou on April 21, 2012 at 2:06pm

thank you for an amazing experience

Comment by Steve Hodgson on April 21, 2012 at 1:52pm

Very well done. I've attended several DEN functions, both on line and in person. I have to say I have rarely been disappointed in having spent the time and have always come away with something I could use. One question: I looked and didn't see a link to presentation slides. Will they be accessible in the same place as the recordings? Thanks, again, for providing professional development that makes a difference.

Comment by Tia Wulansari on April 21, 2012 at 1:44pm

How do I access the previous presentations? And how long are they available for participants? Thanks! This summit was awesome! 

Comment by Matt Jones on April 21, 2012 at 1:13pm

How do I access the recordings of the sessions?

Comment by Vicki Mast on April 21, 2012 at 1:08pm

The sessions were very well done and I now have tons of resources and reading to do . . . . oh well, sleep is so overrated! Thanks for all the hard work everyone. It was great!

Comment by Sean Thompson on April 21, 2012 at 5:52am

Please find the accompanying page here.

Looking forward to seeing you there,


Comment by Sanja Markovic on April 20, 2012 at 2:02pm

Hallo!!! This is my first social learning summit.

Comment by Cheryl Caruthers on April 20, 2012 at 12:12pm

Can you print out certificates of any kind? I am 1 hour short on inservice hours and thought I could kill two birds with one stone.

Comment by Chad Lehman on April 14, 2012 at 6:21am
Registration isn't required, but we encourage it to help us find out how many people are participating. You can register for free at
Comment by Linda Rush on April 11, 2012 at 6:44am

Where do I find the link for see the times for the training on Blackboard?

Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 10, 2012 at 1:20pm

@sue:  there is no registration, all the sessions will be open and the links to them will be posted on the site before the conference starts.  Best to give out the address.  Thanks!

Comment by Sue A. Rea on April 10, 2012 at 1:00pm

I want to advertise this to the teachers here in my district.   What is the registration URL? 

Comment by Amy Leggett Brake on April 10, 2012 at 6:49am

Good morning from the beautiful campus at North Carolina Wesleyan College.  My profile picture was taken in our learning commons where I have a view of both the sky and the trees through our glassed front commons.  I serve as reference and instruction librarian, am in charge of our QEP task force (those of you who are SACS accredited may be familiar with this) and also have a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Comment by Ileana Guevara Quiros on April 9, 2012 at 11:30pm

I will like o be present to hear the presentations.

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