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K12 Online Conference

Written by Henry Cohn-Geltner
May 21, 2010

K-12 classroom teachers, librarians, technology support specialists, etc., gather every year at the K-12 Online Conference to join each other as they present and participate in discussions and activities virtually and, in many cases, not in real time.  In 2009, the focus was on “Bridging the Digital Divide” in relation to improving learning using Web 2.0 tools, such as Wikis for group collaboration, blogs for online writing, and Skype for real-time distance-learning.

In order to accumulate the breadth of knowledge that all of these practitioners possessed and as self-reflexive learners, the participants gathered online to open up the discussion to anyone with an Internet connection and practice using Web 2.0 tools to emphasize their learning, communication abilities, and collaboration.

The conference archive contains all of the presentation webpages, many of which feature a variety of multimedia, including video, text, audio, and images.

On the homepage, you can also find links to archives of events from the previous K-12 Online conference. 

For more detailed planning and current information about the K-12 Online Conference, you can visit their Ning.  Included are videos, a Wiki, and discussion forums, where the conversations started in the conference space continue.  Everything created for presentations and subsequent materials created for following up, are all housed in the archive and on the Ning, where they are being used to inform practice, scholarship, and improve the conference for the future.