(Recording links at the bottom of this post)
Tom Friedman, author of The World is Flat
, will be speaking to the students in Qatar live the hour before this session and we will be streaming his talk as well. Details below.
Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics
and Grown Up Digital
, also spoke to the students.
"The Flat Classroom Debates"
live from Qatar and Philadelphia! on Saturday, January 24th, 2009. The debate topic is: "Education systems successfully prepare students for flat world global challenges."
Facilitated by Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay, this session is a virtual link-up with the Flat Classroom Conference
in Doha, Qatar and Educon 2.1
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This event is also our official kick-off event for our www.FutureofEducation.com
interview series, sponsored by the KnowledgeWorks Foundation
and with support from Elluminate
There will an opportunity for audience members from all parts of the world to interact with the teams and ask questions. There will also be a final poll to determine a winning team of the debate. More information is at http://flatclassroomconference.wikispaces.com/Flat+Classroom+Debates
Saturday, January 24, 2009
6am Pacific / 9am Easter / 2pm GMT: Live stream of Tom Friedman addressing students (international times here
7am Pacific / 10am Eastern / 3pm GMT: Flat Classroom Debates begin (international times here
In Elluminate. Log in at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.3969DF...
. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.
To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support
. Video, audio, and chat recordings will be posted here after the show.
The full two hour Elluminate recording: Click here
Tom Friedman interview: Click here to download
Don Tapscott interview: Click here to download