For some reason, unbeknown’gst to me, I was asked to deliver (produce) the opening keynote — and for some reason, unbe… I agreed. It wasn’t fun. It’s hard work to present in front of a camera, with no one else to speak to. At least it’s hard for me. But I feel most comfortable using my own voice and my own body to express myself. I’m not creative nor clever enough to do it any other way.
I suspect that we are going to see some amazingly creative and clever people expressing ideas in a wide variety of ways during the next two weeks (15-27 Oct). We’ll be seeing blogs, podcasts, wikis, and probably a whole slew of new virtual education tools. Me — I just talk.
But I want you to talk as well. Some of you will be twittering your responses, and that’s Great. Some will be blogging and perhaps even podcasting. If you do, please use the conference tag (k12online07) and also the tag that was established for my keynote (k12online07pc).
But I’ve also set up a chat room, that works very much like Twitter — that is if everyone of you had a Twitter account and we had all befriended (were following) each other. The URL is:
Click there and you will be asked to assure that you will make ethical use of this information tool. After signing in, I ask that you post any questions, comments, or addendum to my presentation. Your name and country will be attached to your comments, and they will appear on the pages of every other person who is watching the presentation, or continuing to reflect on the ideas.
Between 24 and 48 hours after the keynote (12:00PM GMT), I will shutdown the chat and transfer the transcript over to a wiki page, where I will insert my own 2Â¢ worth into the conversation. You will be able to access that wiki at:
You, too, are welcome and invited to edit the wiki transcript of the chat and add your own answers and insights. the password for the wiki is k12online. Be warned that my wiki engine (PMWiki) is a fairly primitive wiki in that it is not a WYSIWYG. There are instructions at the bottom of the edit page for performing basic editing functions.
Thank you, and let the 2007 K12 Online Conference begin!