I’m at the ‘Beyond Email’ conference organised by UCISA and UKOLN. All about using new technologies in an HE context. So far we’ve had a lightening tour of Blogs, Instant Messaging, IRC, Wikis, Skype (IP Telephony), RSS, SMS, Social Software (e.g. Orkut).
It’s really great to be at a conference already using some of these technologies. I can’t get onto the chat rooms at the moment (not sure if this is just me, or whether they aren’t up yet), which is a shame, as it would be good to be able to engage with the discussions while the talks are going on.
On the other hand, the wiki is up and running, but I’m not sure how much this is just substituting for online dicussion (from my point of view anyway)