There's a lot of fuss being made about the coming NetHui 2011. And there's good reason!
The inaugural NetHui will be held from 29 June to 1 July at Auckland's SkyCity Convention Centre. It will bring together all those involved in Internet issues around New Zealand in a streamed event format. It will cover:
- Access & Diversity
- Digital Citizenship
- Governance & Legal
- Government & Openness
- Innovation & Emerging Issues
CORE Education facilitating the education stream—naturally
I'm privileged and excited to be taking an active part in the hui. I and senior ICT consultant Douglas Harre will be facilitating the Education stream, in which the following topics will be discussed:
- The changing nature of education provision
- Building a national education network (NEN)
- Ubiquity in learning
- Teaching the teachers
- The 'data' explosion
Accepting the role of leading this stream was a natural fit for CORE Education, which has provided leadership in future-focused thinking about the use of the internet in education for many years now. The themes of the education stream at the hui align well with several of the key themes identified in CORE's 'Ten Trends", published annually on the CORE Education website.
NetHui 2011 is about the future of New Zealand and New Zealanders
NetHui 2011 is all about participation and is an opportunity for your community to focus on Internet issues. The Hui will provide New Zealanders from a range of sector groups with an opportunity to share ideas and experiences as we anticipate the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband in New Zealand, and what this may mean in terms of how we work, communicate and educate our citizens.
Keynote speaker at the event is Harvard University Professor of Law Lawrence Lessig, widely known in the global Internet community as a vocal proponent of reduced legal restrictions on digital copyright, and a champion of notions of 'fair use' and 'free culture'.
Do you want to attend? Why not!
Registration for this event is only $30 as it is being highly subsidised to make it accessible to as many people as possible to attend.
I encourage educators from across the sector to consider attending this event to take the opportunity to contribute to the education stream discussions, and to learn from what those on other sectors are thinking about as we prepare for a world of ultra-fast broadband.