First, Sharon Peters with Arthus was the moderator, and Darren K. joined us (thanks everyone)

Please share your thoughts to help us build a better conference next year ....


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Bouquets
What did we do well?
What features of K12 Online 2007 should be included again next year?
Compliments are also welcomed. ;-)

Alice Mercer liked the different formats and time signatures.
  • Many were a shot in time type presentations based in video. But the Seedlings is an example of a presentation where the initial part is just the beginning, since participants join a Ning social network which will continue to build over time.
  • The tools part was really focused on pedagogy, not just tools, which was nice.
  • Lots of emphasis and ongoing analysis and reflection and not just in PD strand




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Brickbats

What didn't work or go very well?
Please share constructive criticism.
A problem with a potential solution is most welcomed. ;-)

Alice Mercer did not like the Fireside on week 2.




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Suggestions For Next Year
We're already looking ahead to next year.
Your input is important to us.
You have the floor ... ;-)


Alice Mercer suggests: Tear Down the Walls....
  1. I suggested a strand on tearing down walls of access and although Obstacles to Opportunities had some great examples, I think you need to have step by step of building an advocacy campaign
Other peoples suggestions that could fit in this theme:
  • Student strand: Tear down the walls between students and teachers - interactive international student panel
  • More international input: Tear down the walls between countries, not so U.S. centric
  • Pedagogy: Continue to tear down walls between tools and pedagogy
  • Interactivity: Add interactive discussions to presentations - watch together and toss thoughts at each other

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Moderator's Summary
When your skypecast has concluded please add a summary,
200 words or less, of what was discussed here.
And thanks for being a part of this!