Presentation Guidelines


The following is a draft of presentation guidelines for the 2007 K-12 Online Conference. Please add your edits and suggested changes, and include commentary when appropriate (under the discussion tab for this page) so others can transparently see issues and alternate viewpoints.

Encouraging Creativity

By establishing some guidelines, we do not want to inhibit the creativity of presenters. Presenters should feel empowered to (as this year's slogan suggests) "play with the boundaries" of presentation formats, styles, and content.

File Formats

Presenters can choose to publish their presentation in any online viewable format, but should strive to make the presentation ideas as accessible as possible. At a minimum, we hope each presentation will include:
  • A mp3 audio-only version of the presentation which can be downloaded as a podcast
If a video version of the presentation is published, any file format can be used. To encourage accessibility, as well as the ability of conference participants to readily download and view/consume video versions of presentations, we encourage each presenter to provide a podcast-friendly version of their presentation video. Windows-media video files can be converted to podcast-friendly QuickTime files with the free Jodix converter. QuickTime files can be made podcast-friendly using iTunes (free) and choosing ADVANCED - CONVERT SELECTION FOR IPOD. ffmpegx is a free Macintosh program for converting virtually any video file format into QuickTime. Helpdesk volunteers will be available to assist presenters with file conversion needs if desired.

Deadlines for Submission

The following deadlines
Oct 1: Pre-conference keynote submission deadline
Oct 8: Strand 1 Presenters' submission deadline
Oct 15: Strand 2 Presenters' submission deadline
Oct 8: Pre-conference keynote is posted
Oct 15: Strand 1 begins
Oct 22: Strand 2 begins

Creative Commons Licensing

All presentations for the 2007 K-12 Online Conference will be published under the least-restrictive use license possible. By agreeing to present and in submitting your proposal to present, all presenters acknowledge their presentation will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.