CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Organizers of the Statewide Technology Conference are seizing the opportunities technology offers as the annual event goes virtual in 2012. This year participants will attend online sessions with an Internet-connected computer without traveling to a central location.
The conference, scheduled this year from Aug. 8-9, attracts nearly 1,000 K-12 educators, higher education representatives and state agency employees from across West Virginia. They will participate in more than 150 different educational sessions on a variety of instructional technology topics for free.
"In today’s world, technology makes what was once impossible, possible by helping teachers unlock the potential in every child," said state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. "By taking advantage of the technology available to us, we hope more teachers will be able to attend this conference as we work together to make technology the most powerful and positive force in children's lives that it can be."
To participate, conference attendees will need a standard desktop computer, either a PC or a Mac, with a broadband Internet connection to achieve acceptable results. Mobile devices are not recommended. Those with a supported web browser can try this link:
https://presentations.inxpo.com/SharedContent/HTML/TechnicalRequirements/TechnicalRequirements.html. This additional link allows participants to check their system configuration. It also will confirm software availability and settings: https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!10.
For additional information and to register for the conference, please visit the conference website at http://conference.wvnet.edu/, or contact the Office of Communication at 304-558-2699.