ULearn12 is over but the happy memories still linger, and for many of the CORE whānau this year’s ULearn held in Auckland was one of the best yet. With over 1500 delegates in attendance and over 60 members of CORE’s team on hand to present, organise, listen and learn, CORE staff were there to experience ULearn in all its glory.
CORE’s Director of Development Nick Billowes spoke to Digital Media Producer Jedd Bartlett, and reflected on the week that was.
CORE staff also shared some thoughts on their ULearn12 experience:
"One of the principals [I spoke to] (who has never attended an IT/e-learning conference before) said she wanted all of her staff to attend the next [ULearn]."
– Anne Sturgess
"In one of the personal conversations I had with Kevin Honeycutt, he commented on how excited he was to receive another invitation from CORE to be part of this, so soon after Learning @ School. Why? Because Kiwi teachers and educators have got the goods. 'They so get it', is what he said."
– Deanne Thomas
"…the social media element has really taken off and certainly drew me in from the office in Rotorua, the Twitter feeds and open collaborative gdocs were a great way to keep me engaged in the conference from afar…"
– Daphne Papuni
"[I] had MANY teachers, principals and educators tell me how much they enjoyed and were inspired by their learning at ULearn"
– Tamara Bell
"It was my first ULearn and I had high hopes! I was not disappointed, it surpassed even my expectations. I came, I saw, I listened, I learnt, I tweeted, I even presented! It was a mind blowing 3 days…"
– Catriona Pene
And a few comments from our Facebook and Twitter followers…
"Thanks CORE Ed for a fabulous ULearn 2012!"
– Hazel Swift
"Brilliant day yesterday, far exceeded my expectations! Well done. Hope for another fantastic day today."
– Brad Bridges (during the conference)
"This #ulearn12 has had amazing keynote presenters – every single one inspiring @CoreEducation"
– Melanie Wiersma
"Thanks #ULearn12 again a high quality, motivating conference has been delivered. Can't wait till next time!"
– Carolyn Aberhart
"Oops I love you too much #ULearn12 missed my flight home…."
– Anne Kenneally
Emma Potter is the Marketing and Communications Officer at CORE Education. She started with CORE following her university education, where much of her study was focused on news and the news media.