This year, Austria’s first TEDx (an inde­pen­dently orga­nized TED con­fer­ence) took place in Bur­gen­land, the part of Aus­tria closes to Hun­gary. The land­scape here gives a fore­taste of the Puszta low­lands, and all us atten­dants enjoyed a great day filled with many inspir­ing talks. The Dream Acad­e­mia boys have orga­nized the con­fer­ence and now they’ve done a great job with the videos: all the talks are online, video and audio qual­ity are excel­lent: TEDx Pan­nonia: The Talks

TEDx Pannonia - New Energy

I teach at the uni­ver­sity (depart­ment of sci­ence and com­mu­ni­ca­tion), and when I explain the basic con­cepts of social media to my stu­dents, I use the tools we’re dis­cussing as our col­lab­o­ra­tion plat­forms. (The new Face­book groups are a great improve­ment for this kind of usage!) So nat­u­rally, I’m very inter­ested in the expe­ri­ences of other teach­ers, so I was lis­ten­ing very closely, when Peter Pur­gath­ofer (Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity of Vienna) explained how he uses social media tools in his lec­tures. If you’re still not con­vinced about the poten­tial of online col­lab­o­ra­tion tools, watch this video. One can always argue about the­o­ries, but Peter Pur­gath­ofers results speak for themselves:

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