Ednet 2012 is in full swing here. The buzz so far? The impact of the common core initiative, Wall Street’s growing interest in the education space, and the effect of gaming in the classroom. The BLE Group released a meaty paper in conjunction with the event on what it means to manage a 1:1 school. The missing pieces making it work? Adaptive assessment and teacher training techniques are still a work in progress. Plus: The acronym du jourcontinues to be MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Edtech legend Nelson Heller has joined the advisory board of a provocative tuition-free online university called World Education University. All this before lunch! You can follow the backchannel using #EdNet12 —Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director.