My last morning in Seattle before I fly out in the afternoon and I managed to connect with Nancy White who had visited New Zealand earlier this year for the DEANZ conference in Wellington. Nancy was gracious enough to swing by the hotel this morning and pick up Marg McLeod and I and take us for a tour of the North West part of the city, ending up at a wonderful organic cafe for breakfast together.
It was great to catch up with Nancy and share stories of our work in eLearning, in particular, to hear of her work in some of the European countries and in the West Bank area where she has been working recently for the United Nations on a health-related project.
Linking with Nancy was another practical illustration of how online communications are making the world a more connected place, as we’ve previously gotten to “know” each other through our blogs, skype and twitter – so the face to face became simply another dimension to this relationship building.
Ah well – off now to check out and face the 17 or so hours of travel home, including three connecting flights 🙂