Up To All Of Us Backchannel: Collected Resources #UTAOU

I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. There are many events I would love to be able to attend, but my budget can only accommodate one or two each year. The backchannel is an excellent resource for learning from a conference or event that you are unable to attend in-person.

I find collecting and reviewing backchannel resources to be a valuable learning experience for me, even when I am attending a conference in person. Sharing these collections on this blog has shown that others find value in the collections as well.

This post collects the resources shared via the backchannel of the Up To All Of Us event, held February 24-27 in Sedona, Arizona.

Note: Up To All Of Us was not a conference by the definition of conference most of us use. It was more an unconference – an event without much of the structure and scheduled lecture presentations found at most conferences.  The overall theme of the event was to explore how technology impacts learning and society, and to see what happens when you bring together 40 or so individuals with the drive, know-how, and passion to actually do something about it.

While I was unable to attend the conference in person, I was able to see from the backchannel that this event hit on those expectations, as well as exploring other unexpected areas the unconference approach makes possible.  As event host Aaron Silvers said at the start…

“This is your conference, all I did was summon it.”

One additional note about the resources: This wasn’t an event of presentations and PowerPoint slides.  Most of the content was generated on the spot. As such, I’ve created a section entitled ‘Behind the Curtain’, which shares pictures of some of the notes, sketches, and experiences attendees shared from the event.

Official Up To All Of Us Resources
Official Website

Summaries and Recaps
What’s Up to All of Us? by Aaron Silvers
UTAOU Saturday mindmap by Clark Quinn
UTAOU Sunday mindmap by Clark Quinn
The Unconference of UpToAllOf.Us Storify by Lisa Chamberlin
Becoming a Designer at #UTAOU by Judy Unrein (Added 3/1/2012)
The Designer’s Toolkit by Jay Cross (Added 3/1/2012)
Wrapping up #UTAOU by Aaron Silvers (Added 3/3/12)
ITS UP TO ALL OF US- AN UnConference on Learning and Technology by Liz Burow (Added 3/14/12)

Behind the Curtain
@AdamMenter demo’ing autodesk online sustainability resources shared by Elliot Felix
How to explicitly incorporate unlearning into learning? Environment Process Feedback shared by Elliot Felix
How can we get people to care about voting processes? shared by Michelle Gray
An initial #UTAOU ideal about how to support adult unlearning shared by Elliot Felix
Mapping paradigms based on a fortune in a fortune cookie shared by Aaron Silvers
Developing the Optimal Time shared by Jay Cross
How do we get “Tapestry” easy to use and get people to use it? shared by Jay Cross
Visual Gramm shared by Jay Cross
Phase Change shared by Jay Cross
A first pass at just putting learning-education-training words on a page shared by Brent Schlenker

Crowdsourced Recommended Reading List
Designing for Emotion by Aaron Walter
New Culture of Learning by Douglas Thomas & John Seely Brown
Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room by David Weinberger
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahnemann
Thoughts on Interaction Design, Second Edition by Jon Kolko
The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships by Cliff Nass
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition by Paolo Friere
Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
If… blog post by Dan Lockton

Jay Cross’ #UTAOU Photostream
Navigating the Interactive Workplace by Marty Rosenheck
Dancing in the Moment by Neil Lasher
The Five Levels of Paradigm Mapping shared by Jay Cross
Using Location-Based Services to Fill Our Brains, Not Just Our Bellies by The Float Team
The Business Model Canvas
Mindbloom: Life Game
The Informal Learning Page by Jay Cross
The World Is My School: Welcome to the Era of Personalized Learning by Maria H. Andersen
The Design with Intent Blog by Dan Lockton
ReadSocial and ReadSocialAPI shared by Chad Udell
Business Model Canvas Explained YouTube video from Business Model TV (Added 3/1/2012)
The Backchannel and the Rule of Threes by Jay Cross (Added 3/3/12)
Peter Diamandis: Abundance isour Future TED video (Added 3/3/12)
Social & Workplace Learning through the 70:20:10 Lens by Charles Jennings (Added 3/4/12)
Business Model Canvases Slideshare by Vujade Ltd (Added 3/4/12)
Mobile Phones Tackling Poverty Infographic by USAID (Added 3/4/12)
Using Visual Language in the Classroom from The ASIDE Blog (Added 3/4/12)
Give it Five Minutes by Jason F (Added 3/4/12)

Dedicated Backchannel Queries [Tool and search terms shown in brackets]
Access the up-to-date Up To All Of Us backchannel [Twitter: #UTAOU]
Photos from the Backchannel [TwiPho: utaou]

I will be adding to this list as I continue to review the backchannel transcripts and find resources. I will tweet updates occasionally as additional links are added. If you know of a valued resource I should add to the list – or if something is inaccurate – please add it to the comments or tweet me a link to @LnDDave.

If you find these collections of value, I have posts that consolidate the backchannel resources from other conferences. An archive of all of these posts can be accessed by clicking the link below: Click here to access the archive of backchannel resource posts.

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