AMICAL 2016 is finally upon us!
Even if you aren’t able to attend the onsite event, you can still participate online. (And if you are attending, you can share this with a colleague who may not know about AMICAL yet!)
The online options are:
- Watch the live streamed sessions
- Participate via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #amicalnet
- Join the Virtually Connecting conversation after Jim Groom’s keynote
- Discuss on AMICAL Connect
All options are open to everyone — except for discussing on AMICAL Connect, which is only available from members.
Watch the live streamed sessions
We have an incredible roster of speakers this year and we’ll be streaming a large portion of the program, including the keynotes, featured presentations, lightning talks, the first part of the invited workshop, and the plenary sessions.
You can find more details, including the links to watch live or recordings, on the live streaming program page.
During the live streams, you’ll be able to type questions using the chat feature of YouTube Live. The session’s convener will be monitoring the chat and may ask the presenters on your behalf.
The live stream links will also allow you to access the recording immediately after the streaming ends.
Join the Virtually Connecting conversation
In partnership with Virtual Connecting, we’ll be hosting an online and informal conversation with Jim Groom, Maha Bali and Nadine Aboulmagd as a follow-up to Jim’s keynote.
Find more details at the Virtual Connecting site. But, in short:
(If you haven’t heard of Virtually Connecting before, this blog post explains what it is.)
Participate via Twitter and Instagram
Some of us will be Tweeting with the #amicalnet hashtag. You can follow the hashtag and tweet along with us.
We’ll also be posting selected photos on Instagram with the #amicalnet hashtag.
Discuss on AMICAL Connect
This year we’re asking onsite participants to write up brief reports of sessions they attend and post them on AMICAL Connect, the community’s forum. We hope these will seed conversations, perhaps even spark collaborations.
AMICAL members that are participating virtually are welcome to join in. Add your name next to a session on the reporting log to declare your intention to report on it. Then check the reporting guidelines for more details.
Event photo: Takima Studios taken during Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo: An AMICAL Institute (Copyright Center for Learning and Teaching, AUC. Used with Permission).