Sunday, June 29, 2008

Not Working the Citizen Journalist Angle

So, you get 200 folks together for an Edubloggercon, immediately have a controversy over Pearson video-ing the proceedings, which happens to relate directly to a kerfuffle just last week about video recording rights and permissions at NECC, and as far as I can find, nobody has sought to explain on their blog how Pearson ended up there in the first place or under what terms.

2 comments:

Miguel said...

Excellent point, Tom. As we all explore this, trying to be transparent, it's important to remember that asking these hard questions and seeking answers is what it's all about.

I suspect that people are balancing the respect they have for Steve Hargadon in organizing the event (criticism might implicate him in his organization of NECC EdubloggerCon and the concession to Pearson may be beyond his control (or not)) and criticizing the natural commercialism of big conferences.

Thanks for beginning the dialogue!

Miguel

Tom Hoffman said...

Indeed. Everyone knows that Steve is pure of heart and intention. Even I don't want to slam him!