The Networked Learning Conference seems to have worked out really well. I have followed it mostly through Cloudworks and Twitter (#nlc2010). A lot of content shows up on Slideshare so I have an idea of what is going on. The actual papers will turn up as PDF later. I got the impression that there is a lot of involvement in actual projects. Over the last ten years or so there have been some doubts about where the technology was taking education. There is still a critique but the technology is being used. There was mention of social media but the term "Networked Learning" continues. This may not be about technology though. More on this later. So far I have not found much for the session on a possible Manifesto update. This was launched as part of the e-quality project so may have had a link to quality. I never understood what this was though.
Previously I saw an Adobe Connect webinar about Social Inclusion, Web2 and Language Teaching. Also links through Cloudworks. This was definitely about social media. By the way, so far I have not come across "Technology Enhanced Learning" at either event. Maybe a mention but not as a constant or description of what the event is about. There is a lot of buzz about social media and I take these two events to show that there is now an academic frame of reference.