Wednesday, October 12, 10:00 am 12:30 pm
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor
Last November's first-ever Mozilla Drumbeat Festival in Barcelona was an interesting experiment: gather 400 educators, technologists, "edupreneurs"/ "edupunks" and innovators of all stripes to reinvent the future of learning in a carnivalesque atmosphere that mixed thought leadership with hands-on making, doing and hacking. Participants from over 40 countries and 30 different organizations gathered in a series of loosely-joined thematic groups or "tents" that allowed them to get their hands dirty on everything from designing new open educational resources to creating educational "hyper-videos" to designing educational badges, to building their own robot. The results were, in one participant's words, "collabtastic." This session will open with a brief report-back on what worked, and then immediately move to a mini version of the Drumbeat Festival itself, with participants breaking into small groups to do some hands-on making, learning and hacking of their own.
Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop in order to participate fully.