If we all work together, we can make the vision become a reality. But we’re going to have to work.
With an explosion of educational technologies available in the marketplace, there’s some who suggest that we are in the midst of a revolution in education (Twyman, 2014b). We believe that this is true and aim to support this cause as well, and not only for traditional educational environments (i.e., school, universities).
After some 500 days of reading or thinking about someone’s words, you sort of feel like you’ve gotten to know them. I had never spoken to Steve. I had never met him. I have never heard him speak at a conference. I had never taken a class from him. However, his trail of writings in various books, articles, blogs, and listserv posts made him a daily part of my life, all without him knowing it.
Let’s be honest – if you can knock out a conference for under $500 you’re doing something amazing. Sure there’s the occasional one that is in your backyard, but typically there’s airfare, boarding, ground transportation, expensive meal prices, etc. One model that I have been exploring to various capacities is an online platform.
Perhaps you'd like to create a committee on disseminating our beautiful science, but you're not quite sure what resources are available to the organization. This was one of the functions that the Association of Behavior Analysis International's 2nd Education Conference planning committee served me while I was working on the event with a crazy talented team.