K12online is Back

ClustrMap image taken from Wesley Fryer’s Flickr account.  The map marks the locations of educators from around the world who participated in some way with the K12Online Conference.

For those of you who missed last year’s K12online Conference, this is a truly unique event that combines the benefits of face to face conference events with the digital, networked, and sometimes overwhelming learning experiences of Web 2.0.  For two weeks in 2006, educators who are practicing the arts of the participatory web shared their knowledge and experiences with educators from around the world, using blogs, wikis, podcasts, YouTube, flickr, and many other online collaborative tools.

Yesterday, Wesley Fryer (Moving at the Speed of creativity) announced  the 2007 conference (October 15 – 26) with a Call for Proposals.  In the words of that post:

Moving at the Speed of Creativity » Blog Archive » K-12 Online 2007: Call for Proposals!:

There will be four “conference strands”– two each week. Two presentations will be published in each strand each day, Monday – Friday, so four new presentations will be available each day over the course of the two-weeks. Each presentation will be given in any of a variety of downloadable, web based formats and released via the conference blog (www.k12onlineconference.org) and archived for posterity.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Playing with Boundaries.”  I think that it would be interesting to play that theme across a common phrase (753 hits on that phrase in Google) that immediately popped into my head — “Learning without Boundaries”   I wonder what intersections might be found there.  I wonder if there’s a presentation in it. 

I wonder if I’m just up too early in the morning again!

The URL for the Conference (still with 2006 info): http://www.k12onlineconference.org/
The URL for the 2007 Conference Hitchhikr page: http://hitchhikr.com/?id=204

Image Citation:
Fryer, Wesley. “Final ClustrMap for K12Online06.” Wesley Fryer’s Photostream. 4 Nov 2006. 22 May 2007 <http://www.flickr.com/photos/31442459@N00/289037532/>.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.