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I am the the founder of the Web 2.0 Labs and the Social Learning Consultant for Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate.

I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education, particularly for professional development. I blog, speak, and consult on educational technology, I run the Open Source Pavilion and speaker series for the ISTE, CUE, and other edtech shows, and I am the organizer of the annual EduBloggerCon, OpenSourceCon, and the "unplugged" and "bloggers' cafe" areas at both ISTE and CUE.

I am also the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, the author of "Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education," the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE), and a blogger at I have consulted for PBS, Intel, Ning, Microsoft, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, CoSN, MERLOT, the U.S. State Department, and others on educational technology and specifically on social networking.

My wife and I have four children.
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.

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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 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!

At 1:07am on July 28, 2011, ANOOP KUMAR BISHT said…

Hello Steve Hargadon hru n how is life at ur end


If anyone want to quit his/her membership then how can it possible


can u tell ...



At 7:44pm on July 6, 2011, Kirsten Francis said…

Thanks for the Listing Steve - Your Ning is very cool! I'd love to have such an international membership with our Student Ning :) Very good idea having the online conference too. The maintenance side must keep you busy.

Best wishes,


At 12:19pm on June 16, 2011, Carol Siu said…
Thank you! Looking forward to the discussions and the conference. Will see what my classmates think. - Carol
At 9:37am on March 5, 2010, Steve Hargadon said…
Just looking for folks who are a part of the community here who would like to be proactive in reaching out to new members and responding to discussion. No actual formal duties or time requirement, but your profile photo is posted at the top of the member page so if someone needs help they could contact you. Would love to add you if you're interested.

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