Some weeks ago, I received the call for participation for the CONCEDE User-generated conference that deals with issues around the use of social media and UGC in the context of higher education and quality-related issues as well. In the CfP they also introduced a contest where the best user contributions could win a free trip (conference fee, travel and accommodation) to the conference near Lisbon in September. I took part in the contest with one experience report on the FSLN seminar we carried out to times in the past and that is going to take place this winter term for the third time (this time in cooperation with the Lewinsky Teacher College in Israel). I also brainstormed about a tool that is currently under development in our group that aims to provide a openly (and freely) usable Learning Analytics tool for use in social media-supported learning designs.
Today I received word that I’m invited to speak at the conference; an invitation that I happily accept. Steve Wheeler describes the CONCEDE (CONtent Creation Excellence through Dialogue in Education) as a project that
is investigating the uses of user generated content in higher education, and seeks to discover who creates and uses this content. [They] are also interested in how we can benchmark the quality of such content.
I’m really looking forward to the conference and the exchange with like-minded people. Thanks to the jury and for the invitation ;)