The Digiverse & Flying to the Other Side of the Planet

Obviously, there hasn’t been much going on in my blogger head lately.  Most of my energy has gone into conference preparations.  I’m just back from the ICE conference in Illinois, where I delivered a brand new keynote for their luncheon.  There was double pressure there, being a new address and having to compete with the chocolate cake desert that had been layed out before my audience.

I’ve also been working hard to adapt another keynote to an international audience, the iCTLT (International Conference on Teaching & Learning with Technology).  This annual conference is organized by the Singapore Ministry of Education and ISTE.  Although most of the delegates will be English speakers, there are many cultural considerations in presenting in Singapore, where the population is of Chinese, Malay, and Indian origins.  Selecting colors alone is an issue — and I’m a bit handicapped by Prezi’s limited pallets.

I continue to be baffled by where I am — sitting at RDU, taking off at 2:00PM on Sunday and then landing in Singapore at 8:00AM on Tuesday.  So much of my life simply “..goes against the grain.”  It’s getting to be time for a house in the country with a garden — and broadband.

I’ve actually started a number of blog entries over the last few days, but not enough time to finish them out.  Just so you’ll have some reason for having invested this much time already in reading this diary, here are some bulleted stats I found yesterday from an IDC report that I often cite in my presentations.  These are mostly projections made by the report, published in 2008. 

  • The information of the digital universe will grow six fold between 2006 and 2010.
  • 70% of the information in the digital universe will be generated by individuals
  • Image captured by digital still cameras in 2006 exceeded 150 billion, while cell phone captured images hit almost 100 billion.  IDC projects that 2010 will see more than 500 billion consumer captured images being

Each of these pieces of information speak volumes for what and hour our children should be learning today.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.