I’m excited to announce that the leader behind the ASU-hosted REMOTE Conference, current Entrepreneur in Residence and former McGraw-Hill Education CEO David Levin, will be joining me for an e-Literate LIVE session on Thursday, July 9th from 1:30 PM to 3 PM ET. As I’ve said before, the REMOTE conference is the first event I’ve seen that provides an example of the scale scope of the response to the crisis that we need in higher education. It’s also a good example of what a #ResilienceNetwork contribution could look like. The conference schedule is shaping up quite nicely; you can now get the flavor of it. As a reminder, this is a free virtual conference on July 13th and 14th for anyone in the world who wants to learn more practical and immediately applicable practices for teaching online more easily and effectively. I’m told that registrations have topped 10,000, but there’s still a lot of capacity for more attendees. please encourage anyone you know who could benefit from this event to come.
In addition to being the person who thought of the idea for REMOTE and has been moving heaven and earth to make it happen, David is an interesting and lovely guy. I probably wouldn’t have started the Empirical Educator Project without his encouragement. So it should be a really good conversation. As will be the norm with e-Literate LIVE! events, we’re going to keep it loose, have some focused that actively includes you, and take your input for what you’d like to see happen as a follow-up to REMOTE.
We’ll be doing this on the Run the World platform, which some of you were kind enough to kick the tires with me today. As I had previously mentioned, Run the World is a promising platform designed by former Instagram folks that is a hybrid of a web conference platform, a virtual conference platform, and a persistent social media platform. It’s unique. It’s also a little rough around the edges, having been rushed out early in the face of COVID. It’s probably fair to call it a public beta. But I love the vision for the platform and I also love the energy, enthusiasm, and quick wit of founder Xiaoyin Qi and her diverse group of colleagues. They’ve been evolving the platform quickly and taking input well. I’m going to stick with it and I invite you to stick with me on it. I believe the vision they have is an important one for meaningful group interaction and social engagement in the world that we live in today.