What a truly interactive concept! The audience actually voting for workshops they would like to attend, which ultimately creates the SXSW Interactive Festival.
If I was living in the Austin, Texas, this would be an event not to be missed. With a variety of workshops ranging from 'interactive,' 'music' and 'film' there is something for creative types. Skimming through the proposed workshops, there is a great variety of topics to look at.
It is also great to see the New Media Consortium sharing their progress with Challenge Based Learning. This is a great opportunity to hear from the guys who have developed this fantastic program and hear about the impact it is having on education. Very honoured to also have one of our examples listed as a link.
So if you are an educator who could possibly attend, get on the website, post your vote, and hear from the creators of the program.
Here are some fantastic challenge based learning resources put into a Wiki for a workshop at ISTE2011. Bill Dolton (@dolton) has shared the link for his session, and has collected some great tools for helping you understand the framework and getting started.
As the workshop is still to be run, you may like to follow the tweets from the conference on Twitter - #iste2011 and #CBLwkshp for Bill's session.