Another item from Tuesday’s inbox…
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|Dear Michael:We are just two weeks away from the start of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL’s) Virtual School Symposium. Registration is filling up quickly, but there is still a chance to reserve your spot at the conference.
And for an even more in-depth experience, join us on Sunday, October 21st for our pre-conference workshops covering blended learning, competency-based education, advocacy, and much more.
VSS is the leading conference focused solely on K-12 online and blended learning providing comprehensive sessions for experts, advanced and beginning practitioners and policy makers in K-12 education interested in new learning models. VSS provides the highest-level of knowledge-sharing of best practices for practitioners and policy-makers seeking to develop e-learning programs within educational institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico and abroad.
This year’s VSS will bring together over 2,000 representatives and leaders from next generation learning programs to attend the premier K-12 online and blended learning conference. Experts in K-12 education will have robust networking opportunities; learn about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities; interact in session presentations; and gain access to the latest research and best practices reports.
We hope that you will be able to join your colleagues for insight from thought-leaders across the fields of online and blended learning such as: Louisiana’s Superintendent of Schools John White; Karen Cator of the U.S. Department of Education; Stacey Childress of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; John Bailey of Digital Learning Now!; and Michael Horn of the Innosight Institute.
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Not registered yet? There’s still time. Please visit the VSS 2012 website for more information.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
President & CEO, iNACOL
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In case you were looking for something to do on Digital Learning Day, this scrolled through my Twitter stream late last week.
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Could have the potential of actually not being an ideologically driven, pat each other on the backs as we dismantle public education, kind of conversation…
So a couple of days ago in ICDE And K-12 Online Learning I reviewed all of the K-12 or primary and elementary presentations at the 2011 ICDE conference. In that entry, I also indicated that I was going to look back through the 2010 and 2009 conferences – as it appeared that both were housed on the ICDE website (see http://www.icde.org/en/resources/conference_papers/). However, when I tried to visit the 2010 it appears that the host university has taken it down – as I get a file/site not found error.
In looking at the 2009 conference website, I don’t believe it is a full conference. The actual title was “ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents” and when you examine the agenda, it appears to be more of a planning and visionary meeting than a full conference. I should note that you can view these plenary sessions at http://www.uoc.edu/symposia/scop2009/eng/videos.html.
So it looks like I won’t be able to examine the 2010 and 2009 ICDE conferences for K-12/primary and secondary content after all. Hopefully I’ll have more luck tomorrow with their journal.
From Michael, Lisa and, of course, Charlee (i.e., our cat pictured above).
While not strictly related to K-12 online learning, these online learning guides would likely be useful to my K-12 online teachers.
Hello DEANZ members,
The fourth in the E-Primer series, “Online discourse”, is now available from the Ako Aotearoa Website (http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/project/eprimer-series/resources/pages/online-discourse-eprimer-series). The fourth E-Primer is available under a Creative Commons license and is both a good practice guide for and a theoretical orientation to online discourse based on peer-reviewed literature. The first three in the series are also available from Ako Aotearoa (http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/projects/eprimer-series):
#1 – E-learning in context – An introduction to e-learning and the international experience; definitions of terms; a theory for e-learning; technologies; benefits
#2 – E-education and faculty – Education theory and e-learning; the changing role of faculty; workload issues; quality
#3 – Designing for e-learning – Instructional design; learning objects; constructing a hybrid course
A future E-Primer, to be released toward the middle of the year, considers the potential contributions of social networking, ePortfolios and mobile technologies to formal education.
The series is designed to provide an orientation to e-learning discourse and good practice. The series is complemented by a blog, http://e-ako.blogspot.com/.