** Join our 2nd Annual KnowTips Online Conference,
March 29 - April 2, 2006 hosted by Knowplace.ca and our knowmates
The conference is rapidly approaching and we have
lined up some stellar presenters. This conference is for those involved in the
online learning field AS WELL AS those interested in finding out what the online
world is all about. Check our website @ http://knowtips.ca and our blog:
http://blog.knowplace.ca (to read
about how to organize an online conference) Register now to take advantage of
this leading-edge learning opportunity. (registration fees increase March
As another year winds down and a
new year begins, we want to take this time to thank all of the people who make
Knowplace a very happy, busy and exciting place to be. Our Knowmates who share
their activities and energies, our many wonderful OpenWeekend presenters and
their willingness to share their expertise, and our KnowTIPs Team who are
working so hard to make our upcoming online conference <http://knowtips.ca> a huge online success March
29 - April 02, 2006.
May you have a wonderful and stressless holiday
season and all the best in 2006. If you have any comments or suggestions for
future issues of knowNEWS, please contact Helen@knowplace.ca
1. OUR FAVOURITE
QUOTES/COMPLIMENTS ******************************** 1.1 Patricia Diver,
Career Coach, McMaster University, <http://careers.mcmaster.ca> "I just
wanted to give you on update on how I am applying what I learned in Knowplace.
We just recently launched our Career Services Alumni Discussion Board and I am
hosting my first (okay so I'm a late bloomerJ ) online job finding club text
chat next week. Thanks again for all the support and encouragement"
Surviving and Thriving Online 2006 Conference Wednesday, March 29 - Sunday,
Call for Proposals:
2nd Annual Theory into Practice (TIPS) online conference, presented by
Knowplace, is designed to engage participants in discussions about the practical
aspects of working online. If you are new to the Internet or have been around
online for a while, we are certain that you will find something of interest to
you. The format builds on principles and themes that emerge through our everyday
practice at Knowplace.
Please circulate this
announcement to any and all individuals and departments at your organization
that may be interested in participating. We
encourage you to submit a proposal as a presenter or to facilitate a discussion
during the KnowTIPS conference if you have experience working
online. For example:
across time and space
submit: December 10, 2005 Submit proposals by: December 15, 2005
Conference: March 29 - April 02,
Due to labour situation in our province please note the new dates:
Pre Conference Support: Monday, March 27 - Wednesday March 29, 2006 Conference: Wednesday March 29 - Sunday, April 02, 2006
Our knowTIPS dates are: Wednesday, February 22 -
Sunday, February 26, 2006
From people who are new to working online to those who "live" on line.
* ecareer coaches (employment counsellors, school advisors)
* educators (school, college, universities)
* small business elearning organizations
* not-for-profit organizations who work with disadvantaged clients
The theme is the same as last year... Know TIPS stands for Theory
Into Practice but we also like the idea of surviving and thriving online.
knowmates have formed a global learning community. The presenters were
amazing! I can't believe how drawn in I was. They were excellent!
You folks really have something to be proud of and you can count on me
for the next knowTIPS conference..
From Lee Prouton:
not sure if you have gone back to the Knowtips site, but I have, and it
is such a very strange feeling - it is almost as if it has folded in on
itself and disappeared........where two days ago there was an almost
audible buzzing about the environment there is now a profound
silence.....and as I wandered through Shula's attic, I found myself
hoping that Hugo would materialize, or that someone would write just
one more message........playing Last Post - Cyberstyle as it were.......
miss everyone and want to thank you and the other folks from Knowplace
once again.......the opportunity to meet and share and learn with you
all was something that I will carry with me for a long time..........I
am speaking to a class of MSW students in March about using technology
in Social Work practice (the policy stream folks), and will most certainly be talking about my experience at Knowtips........
From Ed Jewitt:
Encore Encore, Nice job folks!
have been a former meeting planner for associations and so I
appreciated all the hard work the cast and crew had done (and would
continue to do even after the show was over). I offer up a
mini-celebration for you all in the form of pictures of bouquets of
roses and pictures of champagne and champagne flutes (Perrier-Jouet), nothing but the best, and a picture of a glorious sunset to relax and watch, and then some more champagne.
I just want to express my appreciation for all the extra work you all did.It all came together as a result of hard work, good planning and some luck. I
am glad that KnowTips was my first online conference, and I know it
will long be remembered as the best. (Our first love's always that way )
Knowplace continues to offer free Open Weekend courses, and in May there are traditional favourites and new topics and hosts. The courses open Friday at noon, PDT and close Sunday, at 3 p.m. PDT. If you want to "get your feet wet", Knowplace is a safe, friendly place. The groups are small and informal and you are welcome to bring friends. In fact, please circulate this announcement as widely as possible.
*** April 29 - May 1 with Helen Kershaw Ever wonder what is required to work online? Helen Kershaw will work with the group to answer your questions (there are no stupid ones this is how we learn) You will be led in a discussion about what you need to consider to work online. Ask all your questions here!
We invite you to join us for Open Weekends at Knowplace. These workshops are free and require only that you come in, introduce yourself and participate. Please be visible for in the online community we cannot see you.