**Note: this blogpost is updated with slides and video recording at bottom**
I have a keynote coming up for emerge Africa’s online conference called Festival of e-learning… and it is the first time I decide to just talk about Virtually Connecting in a keynote. I never did before for several reasons:
- Vconnecting is not mine alone and never was. So it feels like I should always be co-presenting it
- Vconnecting is my baby (conceived and nurtured in community) so it feels like bragging
But I decided to break my rule for this conference because it’s a conference focused on Africa and I felt like it is worth sharing a model of open practice that was co-founded by an African…me.
But I am still hung up on it not being about me…so I put out a call on Twitter because I wanna hear what it is for others and to incorporate that into my talk. I will also cite existing blogposts of course!
If you’d like to participate, here is the Twitter call and thanks in advance:
I'm giving a keynote at #emergeafrica inshallah entitled: Challenging Academic Gatekeeping: Open scholarship and @VConnecting— ℳąhą Bąℓi, PhD مها بالي 🌷 (@Bali_Maha) July 8, 2018
Help me by replying to this w a tweet length "what is vconnecting to you? Why does vconnecting matter?" I will curate & quote! https://t.co/VQs0uL56eC
My slides are ready – embedded below and open for comment
Keynote recording available on YouTube here: