If you read blogs about education with any sort of regularity you will no doubt recognise the name Will Richardson. Will’s blog, Weblogg-ed, has become somewhat of a keystone in the edublogosphere, not just for the things he writes about and the thinking he does about education in the 21st century, but also because he is just so darn prolific!
Thanks to the jungle drums of Twitter, I was really excited to hear that Will is coming to Australia to deliver a talk entitled The Why 2 of Web 2.0. I don’t know Will personally at all, but we have bumped into each other a few times in various chat rooms and UStream sessions. He was one of the founding ideas-people behind the global K-12 Online Conference (although his commitments at the time required him hand it over to others to run). His has been a seminal voice of the blogosphere for a long time, having written several books on blogging and the use of Web 2.0 in the classroom, spoken at conferences all around the world. Will is pretty well respected in the edublogging world.
Given all that, I’d certainly like to meet him and hear what he has to say.
If you are interested in education and the way it applies to 21st Century learning, then try to get along to either Brisbane (May 7) or Sydney (May 9). I’ve already booked my ticket!
No doubt some of us Sydney bloggers will get together and try to get together with Will while he’s here. How about you? Join us?