Later in the afternoon for the first day of the NMC 2006 Regional Conference, Tom Hapgood and I presented on our preliminary work on the “new” web face of the NMC. And yes, for a rare treat, I did use PowerPoint, though it was all creative commons flickr photos and links. As is, you can find the presentation on Slideshare:

As one of the shortcomings now of Slideshare is that it does not provide the URLs or hyperlinks, so I tossed the pile of links into a wiki page.

So we started off with my claim that I did not really want to present and yammer on and on, so we opened a blank wiki and asked participants to toss out their favorite “2.0” characteristics. It was not an exhaustive list, but it set the stage.

We ran through soe of the usual suspects of web 2.0 sites… there was a most strong reaction to the way the flickr squared circle poster played out and the Digg Swarm (especially as the very current news on Rumsfeld’s boot popped on screen). We had a lot of ideas bouncing around based on the 43things approach and the tension between customizing the experience and yet preserving privacy of account information.

Well, Tom and I had fun taking the stage… and then we had to scoot rather quickly to make it to the demos we did at the Welcome reception.

The post "[NMC Regional] NMC 2.0: The Content Is You" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog ( on November 12, 2006.

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  • Scott Leslie

    I like that exercise of egetting the participants to think about their favourite characteristics of ‘web 2.0’. Similar to this was the wiki page built by Chris Lott which offered the ‘affordances’ of certain web 2.0 technologies ( This is useful for getting people past the “is it a meaningless meme” reaction and the fixation on specific technologies and starting to think about the revolution in *attitude* towards the user that web 2.0 represents and that elearning must learn to embody. Cheers, Scott