Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Murphy's Law and the technology educator

I'm convinced that no one understands Murphy's Law better than people who mediate learning through technology. Beth Kanter has a great post on a presentation she did yesterday: Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar where just about every technology that could fail did fail. Of course, none of the things that went wrong were under Beth's control, but she handled each of them like a Zen master. In spite of the technical problems her presentation went extremely well.

I'm thinking Beth needs to work-up a new seminar on, "Tips for Dealing with Technology Meltdowns for Presenters." I know I learned a ton watching her presentation, and not all the learning was about Web 2.0. She's most definitely raised the bar for me going forward.

3 comments:

Beth Kanter said...

Kevin: Thank you for the kind words! One big tip ... I had a big bag of dark chocolate next to me. Like Nancy White, I love chocolate. So, if something goes wrong, I give myself permission to eat one of the chocolates. I think I might eaten all of them on Tuesday! :-)

floyd said...

Ouch...

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floyd said...

and Beth did do a great job rolling with the technology punches... :)