Contributions to the ECHA Conference Symposium on Social Media and Gifted Education


My last post set out our plans for a Symposium and Twitter chat on Social Media and Gifted Education, taking place on Thursday 13 September at 14.15-15.55 local time in Munster, Germany. Please consult this link for times in your part of the world.

The timetable for the Symposium is as follows (Munster time):

14.15-14.55 – Introduction and presentations from Javier Touron, Peter Csermely and Roya Klingner respectively

15.00-15.35 – Presentations from Tim Dracup and Albert Ziegler respectively, followed by response from Joan Freeman

15.35-15.55 – Open discussion for local and Twitter participants featuring comments on Twitterwall

We want to give participants – whether in Munster or engaging via Twitter – the opportunity to access material in advance, so they are better prepared to take an active part in the proceedings.

So I am posting here links to all presentations and papers relevant to the Symposium. We now have a full set:

The presentation includes an embedded video:

This summarises a two-part post which sets out my full argument:


We very much hope you will join us for the Symposium, either in person in Munster or online via Twitter. If you will be joining us on Twitter please use the #echa12 hashtag.

We look forward to a lively and informed debate that is not just theoretical, but will ultimately help to bring about real improvements in how we utilise social media to support giftedness and gifted education.



September 2012

3 thoughts on “Contributions to the ECHA Conference Symposium on Social Media and Gifted Education

  1. Thanks Tim. Peter Csermely’s presentation PPT is short and to the point – Javier Touron’s a little longer but some of the data slides are very revealing as to why Social Media is an important tool in gifted education. Looking forward to the Symposium (via Twitter for me, sadly, but gladly at the same time!)

  2. Thanks Peter – Interesting stuff. I’m not sure that attempting to replicate virtualy the real-life experience of conference attendance is necessarily the way to go, but this proves it can be achieved reasonably effectively at relatively low cost.

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