"The 2012 JISC Online conference (#jiscel12) officially kicks off today! But it has already got off in great style with a pre-conference week of activities. Part of this was a really innovative opening session led by Rob Englebright looking at the history of learning technology, which turned out to be a really lively and sparky session, with a huge number of contributions via microphone and text chat.
The idea was simple: Rob had set up a timeline so that people could insert technologies which had really changed their worlds, together with some notes about what was special about these. While some might have reservations about the focus on technology, it really worked for me."