John Pederson is an Educational Technology Liaison with an outfit named WiscNet in Madison, Wisconsin. His personal and professional work focuses on organizing community online among folks passionate about learning with emerging technologies. Since 2002 he has been immersed in understanding the new shape of knowledge and how we all learn online. John dedicates himself to helping teachers use technology to connect ideas and learners in authentic ways to answer questions, share ideas, and develop community.
Leading and managing online communities is not about simply collecting friends and followers, its about providing access to anyone interested in learning: pre-service teachers, K20 teachers & administrators, professional development specialists, leaders, parents, and those who aren’t a part of traditional schooling but still have the will and drive to explore learning online.