Extending the Conference Through BlogTracks: Reflections from the First Year of a New Presentation Format

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West, Richard E.; Barbour, Michael K.
AECT; Association for Educational Communications and Technology; BlogTrack; blogs; Educational Psychology
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The recently concluded annual convention for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology added a new presentation format: the BlogTrack. These were groups of bloggers who conducted their presentation through blogs in the weeks leading up to the convention, as well as during the convention. Because this was the inaugural year for the BlogTrack format, there were some inevitable growing pains. In this article, we discuss the purpose for the BlogTrack, summarize the two BlogTrack presentations offered this year, and reflect on the process while offering suggestions for more effective BlogTrack presentations in the future.