While last Monday was the official start of the K12online conference, this Monday is when we really get rolling.
Two presentations each week day begins. As a convener I’m excited to see that conference continue to grow and expand. This year there are a number of improvements and additions.
- Presentations are all under 20 minutes. In the past, there was no limit and while this conference is really bound by time, the emphasis on concise, compelling presentations allows users to view more presentations. You can always go deeper if you wish as most presenters provide links for more information.
- More opportunities to interact. Along with 4 live events, the Live Events Committee is providing 3 essential questions for each presentation using Voicethread called A cup of Joe. This again can help foster and focus discussions.
- Increased accessibility. This year we are using dotsub which enables audio to be translated into a variety of language.
- NotK12online. This is the most risky, unusual part of the conference. In an attempt to address of number of gaps in the conference, notk12online hopes to provide a space for additional presentations and critiques. Hard to explain so head here for some better explanations.
While some will argue there is much of this kind of content already online, our target audience is largely those folks who may not have the skills or time to find it all. So email the conference link or specific presentations to someone you know who would benefit. Harness the power of networked learning.