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Steve Hargadon
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Professional Information: I am the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, the host of the Future of Education interview series, and founder and chair or co-chair of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the School Leadership Summit and the Global Education Conference, Library 2.0, the Future of Museums, Gaming in Education, and the Homeschool Conference.

I pioneered the use of live, virtual (and peer-to-peer) education conferences, popularized the idea of education "unconferences," built one of the first modern social networks (Classroom 2.0) for teachers in 2007, and developed the "conditions of learning" exercise for local change. I supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education networks, particularly for professional development. For the last ten years, I've run a large annual ed-tech unconference, now called Hack Education (previously EduBloggerCon). I blog, speak, and consult on educational technology, and my virtual and physical events build community and connections in education, with 450,000 members and over 100,000 participant log-ins annually.

My newest project is, events around the intentional move toward small-scale, local food, living, community, work, and learning.

I have been the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, a regular co-host of the annual Edublog Awards, the author of "Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education," and the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE). I have consulted or served on advisory boards for Blackboard, CoSN, Horizon Project / New Media Consortium (NMC), Instructure, Intel, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, MERLOT, Microsoft, Mightybell, Ning, PBS, Promethean, Speak Up / Project Tomorrow, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking. A number of corporations and organizations support my events, and you can see a list and more details of my projects at Web 2.0 Labs.
I was so impressed with the Library 2.0 social network on Ning that I started one for educators at Classroom 2.0.

Great stuff. A great way for educators to begin to explore the conversations that take place in the read/write web.

Steve Hargadon's Blog

Live and Interactive Events This Week

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. This post has the live links for each session (which are left out of the emails in order to avoid spam filters),

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your… Continue

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 10:23pm

Educational Blogger Conference on June 23rd in Atlanta


– This first-ever, international, all-day “meetup” of educational

bloggers will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, at the Georgia World

Conference Center in Atlanta just before the start of NECC.

All are invited–whether you yourself blog, are just an educational blog reader,

or even just want to hang out with an interesting group of people. The

event is free, and you can indicate that…


Posted on April 13, 2007 at 2:17pm

Interview with Gina Bianchini from Ning

(Cross-post from

Gina Bianchini is the co-founder and CEO of Ning,

the "do-it-yourself" social networking site. Gina is no ivory-tower

entrepreneur--she is an active participant herself in several Ning

networks, and she demonstrates her passion (and her hands-on style) in

this fun… Continue

Posted on April 13, 2007 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 11:00pm on March 27, 2020, Joyce Pearce said…

That is an impressive bio Mr. Hargadon. The community college I attend used the Blackboard platform several years back. I look forward to exploring Library 2.0. 

Thank You,

Joyce Pearce

At 3:47pm on February 20, 2020, Tina Kaple said…

I am hoping to attend the Safety & Security webinar today, but I have not received confirmation and do not see my name on the list of "members". I submitted my payment about 90 minutes ago.

Thank you,

Tina Kaple
At 10:48pm on February 12, 2020, MS. OSIYO TOKONI AGAMA said…


At 3:41pm on October 7, 2015, Hakima Lamari said…

Yes, it's sad. Unfortunately lack of staff to maintain the sites lead to these type of situations. At least, now we know they no longer exist.

Thanks a lot!

At 2:21pm on July 9, 2014, Keith Stetson said…

How do I delete my Library 2.0 membership?

At 11:15pm on March 30, 2014, Travis Hall said…
Hey thank you steve, for your encouraging words
At 11:01am on October 22, 2013, Karen Maureen Tyrell said…

Great job Steve.!!!!!  Keep up the good work.


At 1:30pm on March 12, 2013, Muhammad Shahid Soroya said…

Good work steve. keep it up

At 11:57am on October 27, 2011, Amy Jankowski said…
I think that might be a great idea -- I know a number of library school students who used the site with great success, though I also know that personal website building is often a component of the MLIS curriculum. Still, it might be especially useful for those established in the field and looking for new ventures!
At 6:50pm on October 26, 2011, Amy Jankowski said…

Thanks for the Weebly compliment, Steve!  I had a lot of fun putting the site together and would recommend it to anyone looking to establish an easy, personalized web presence -- especially those on the job hunt!


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