As things go with ‘firsts’ you never really know what to expect; this year’s 140Challenge being no exception to that rule. Initially we put 10 slots of 140 seconds aside for FOTE delegates to take centre stage and ‘pitch’ their views on the future of (technology in) education.
In the end we had 5 participants who stepped up – or got volunteered (the jury is still out on that) – to share their views:
I look forward to hear more about all of these topics and am very interested to see how the ‘elevator pitch’ format will work. Please use the hashtag combination #fote11 and #140 when tweeting & blogging about the 140Challenge.
This year we want to get the whole FOTE community more involved so we decided to have a 140Challenge during FOTE11. This is your opportunity to have your say on where you think the future of (technology in) education is going.
We have set aside 10 slots in total for people to get up on stage and share their views on the future of technology in education in 140 seconds. Candidates can look at any aspect ranging from hardware, software, web2.0, strategy, students, etc.
At the end of all the presentations the audience will be able to vote on their favourite presentation, with the winner and runner up receiving a prize – more on this at a later stage.
too many rules…
Well there aren’t any really other than keeping in mind that we won’t accept sales pitches.
To make sure that the 140 seconds are used effectively we suggest either no slides at all or just 1 slide per participant; containing the full name, Twitter handle and title of the talk.
“The guidance is based on common sense, the section on personal activity starting with the phrase: “Don’t do anything stupid”. It goes on to say – among other things – that you shouldn’t say anything that compromises your impartiality or sound off “in an openly partisan way”.“
How to enter
It’s very simple really:
Post a short comment containing the title and brief outline of your 140Challenge presentation below
Tweet the link to your comment using the #fote11 and #140 hashtags
All comments/tweets with the correct hashtags posted by Friday, 3 September will be considered
If more than 10 proposals are received we will let the FOTE community vote
The 10 final 140Challenge presenters will be announced on Friday, 10 September
If your ‘application’ is successful then you will receive a guaranteed ticket to FOTE. Tickets are normally gone within hours of release – the first batch of 125 tickets sold out in less than 90 minutes – so they are quite hard to come by.
So it’s time to get your thinking caps on and start getting involved. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @FOTiE.