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#OETCx Encienda

That title makes no sense to most of you.  I’ll parse it out a little.

#OETCx – OETC is the Ohio Educational Technology Conference.  An official “Alt Conference” happens during one day of the event.  This “AltConference” is titled OETCx.

Encienda –  Spanish translation of “Ignite“.  The official description: “Join us for a refreshing twist on the traditional conference session. OETCx participants will offer a series of “lightning presentations.” Each presenter will have 5 minutes to share an idea, broken down into 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds.”

I had the great privilege of being one of the presenters for this session.  My five-minute presentation was titled “Three Big Fat Lies that Technology Coordinators Tell.”

Central idea: What really matters in educational technology is not whether it helps us get things done easier, quicker, or more efficiently.  What matters is if it is engaging (fun).  That’s when ed tech implementation “sticks”.