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 Sonja Sharp on April 7, 2012 at 3:13am

Greetings from South Africa.  I am about to submit a proposal to present....very nervous, as I have never presented in a webinar scenario....even if my proposal is not accepted, I am looking forward to being present to hear all presenters.

Comment by Chryssanthe Sotiriou on April 6, 2012 at 10:56pm

thank you looking forward to it


Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 6, 2012 at 7:32pm

I'll be posting the training sessions page over the weekend.  Thanks!

Comment by Chryssanthe Sotiriou on April 5, 2012 at 11:16pm

Hello from Greece and thank you for the chance you gave me to present in this global summit

I was wondering about training sessions where can I find the link for them?

Thanks again and good luck to all participants


Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 5, 2012 at 5:55pm

@Penny--go for it!

Comment by Penny Hildinger on April 5, 2012 at 3:55pm

Tempting, I have never presented in this form before, in fact, I have just begun attending webinars. 

Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 3, 2012 at 5:42pm

@Ken:  The sessions will all be recorded, and while you don't need to "register," being a member of Classroom 2.0 will ensure you get communications about the conference. Thanks for asking!

Comment by Ken Sajdak on April 3, 2012 at 5:00pm

Two questions . . .

1. Do I need to "register to attend any sessions?

2. Will the sessions be recorded and available to view later?

Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 1, 2012 at 8:20am

@Shambles/Chris:  #sociallearningsummit is long, but maybe more intuitive than #sls2012?

Comment by Steve Hargadon on April 1, 2012 at 8:19am

@Clara:  I'm not sure a research proposal would attract many attendees.  You do not, however, need to have a completed paper or lesson plan to present.  Consider this an opportunity to share practices with other practioners.

Comment by Shamblesguru (Chris Smith) on April 1, 2012 at 7:55am hashtag is ?   [thanks]

Comment by Clara Wang on March 16, 2012 at 1:01am

Hi! Would like to know what exactly is required for the presentation proposals? Are research proposals considered too? Or only completed papers or lesson plans are accepted?

Comment by Steve Hargadon on March 13, 2012 at 9:56am

Sheryl:  your question is good.  You are welcome to submit as long as your session is not an advertisement for your professional service or product.  Thanks for asking.

Comment by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on March 13, 2012 at 9:53am

So would that mean I am not welcome to submit? Or that I am welcome to submit as a person not a company representative sharing a product?

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