FAQ

When is the conference being held?

In 2014, the preconference keynote will be posted online Monday, October 13. “Regular week” presentations will be available for viewing the weeks of October 20 and October 27 and will remain online indefinitely. Live events have not yet been planned and scheduled. Check our 2014 Conference Timeline for more updates.

As presentations “go live” and are published, they are posted to our conference blog.

You can also view all of the presentations on YouTube or by subscribing to us on iTunesU.

Is there any cost involved?

No, this online conference is free and open to anyone, anywhere, to view and comment. If you are affiliated with a commercial vendor, please see our “Goals and Values” page for clarification on participation as an individual.

How do I participate? Do I need to register?

No registration is required. You are welcome to sign our Guest Book. During the conference dates you participate by downloading the presenter’s content or viewing it online, reviewing it, and then posting feedback or comments. Comments can be posted on our conference blog. The conference schedule identifies when a particular presenter’s content will be available (after the identified date, the schedule will have a link to the content). You can also attend our culminating live event. Live events provide an opportunity for you to listen to the week’s presenters, ask questions directly and visit with other participants (virtually, speaking). It’s a good idea to watch this conference feed for conference information, follow the conference twitter feed, or check back regularly to the conference website.

You can also view all of the presentations on YouTube or by subscribing to us on iTunesU.

What about blocked content?

Have a look at our information on accessing blocked content.

How can I receive updates on what’s happening with K12Online?

  1. Check our conference blog for updates
  2. Subscribe to our conference Twitter feed
  3. Monitor our 2014 Conference schedule.

Where can I discuss presentations with others?

Post your comments and questions here, on our blog, on the post which includes the presentation you’d like to discuss.

Can I view previous year’s presentations?

Yes! All of the presentations and supporting materials are available for the 2006, 20072008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 conferences.

Tips for first time participants

Don’t try to take it all in at once. Pick a strand and follow it. View, perhaps, only one presentation per day. Try to attend the culminating live event if you can!

Managing the information overload

Like any conference, you’re best to review the program ahead of time and choose the sessions that most interest you. Once the conference starts, you’ll find things happening at fast/furious so it’s best to plan ahead!

Check out the presentation teasers to help you decide where to start your conference experience.

Divide and Conquer

Work with a colleague to share the information. Just like at an “in-person” conference, go to different sessions and “get the information and handouts” then report back.

Get everyone together for a keynote session, then assign people to report back on the key points in one presentation.

Professional Development Parties

You, the presenter and several other colleagues: Why not make it a school event and get together after school, at lunch time, whenever to view the conference sessions with colleagues? Pick one that interests you and/or fits your school ‘s goals.

Asynchronous Professional Development

If you’re busy all week, remember, the conference is mostly asynchronous (not happening in real time) so you can catch up with the conference later. All links to past conference presentations are accessible using the navigation links at the top of each page.

You can also view all of the presentations on YouTube or by subscribing to us on iTunesU.