(Almost) all our content from 2006 to 2017 is archived and available online under a Creative Commons license. Please read this post from June 2018 for more background and updates about our conference and current status.

FAQ

When does the 2016-17 conference start?

In 2016-17, our pre-conference keynote will be posted online Monday, October 31, 2016. A live panel discussion will follow on November 3, 2016. Presentations and live events for our three strands will follow:

  • Nov 13-18, 2016 for “Learning Spaces”
  • Jan 9-13, 2017 for “Design Thinking”
  • Apr 3-7, 2017 for “Creativity”

View our mini-conference schedule for more details. As presentations “go live” and are published, they are posted to our conference blog.

Is there any cost involved?

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

Do I need to register?

No registration is required.

How do I participate?

During the conference and afterward you can participate by:

  1. Viewing presentation videos online (from YouTube) or by downloading/viewing with iTunesU
  2. Tweeting feedback using our conference hashtag (#k12onlineconf)
  3. Participating via audio comments and text chat in our conference Voxer channel
  4. Viewing & participating in live panel discussions (on YouTube Live)
  5. Participating in our “Twitter slow chat” (details coming)

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.

How do I participate in Voxer discussions?

Building on the success of EdCampVoxer in December 2015, we’ve added a Voxer channel for the 2016-17 K12Online conference! Think of Voxer like a group walkie-talkie with optional group text messaging. To get started:

  1. Download and install the Voxer app on your Smartphone and/or tablet (for iOS or Android)
  2. Sign up to create a FREE Voxer account using your name and email address. (You do NOT need a Pro/paid account to participate in our conference with Voxer.)
  3. Use this link to join our #k12onlineconf Voxer channel.
  4. Listen to and read comments posted by others in our channel.
  5. Briefly introduce yourself with an audio comment: Who are you, what is your educational role, and how did you learn about the K12 Online Conference?
  6. Try to keep audio comments no longer than 1-2 minutes each. Voxer technically supports audio comments up to 15 minutes long, but to keep the conversation going in our group we recommend keeping audio comments shorter.
  7. Interact and engage with others about our conference presentations and themes on Voxer.
  8. Have fun!

This 7 minute video by Jenna Clare (not created by our conference organizers btw) provides a good endorsement and overview of Voxer. Her instructional demo actually starts at 3:53.

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 email mailing list
  3. Subscribe to our conference Twitter feed
  4. Monitor our Conference schedule.

Can I view previous year’s presentations?

Yes! All of the presentations and supporting materials are available for the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 conferences.

Can I use conference presentations in college courses and professional development I teach or lead?

Yes absolutely! Our conference presentations are licensed under a Creative Commons”Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported” license. PLEASE use and share our videos and content!
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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.

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

 

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