Learning2gether Episode 298
Learning2gether Episode 298 – Sun Nov 1 1400 UTC Week 1 EVO moderator training meet and greet
Electronic Village moderators for the EVO 2016 sessions met online in a revolving-door Hangout on Air (HoA) for a meet-and-greet to kick off the new round of EVO moderator training. Mbarek Akaddar provided an overview of the training session, and Nina Liakos talked about why moderator training is important for experienced moderators and new moderators alike. The general public were welcome to attend and share ideas and questions by listening in the stream and interacting with moderators in the hangout and other participants in real-time in our Chatwing chat space
This was billed as a good opportunity to meet next year’s moderators and learn firsthand about what will be on offer when EVO opens for registration on Jan 3, 2016.
The event was organized as follows:
All interested colleagues were welcome to join us in the stream and synchronous text chat
Where: Google Hangout on Air
EVO16 moderators were able to get the direct HoA link at the
EVO 2016 Moderators Google+ Community page here
EVO moderators were able to use that link to join us in the Hangout, ten at a time.
(only ten participants are allowed to join a HoA at a given moment, but we intended to play musical chairs with the seating and show how we can cater to many participants in the HoA itself, and in the stream and real-time text chat)
(To better understand the process – read, or at least look at the pictures, here
Recording of the last event like this on Oct 26, 2014 archived here
Text chat archives:
The above event was follows a few hours later by …
Sun Nov 1 1700 UTC MM7: MOOCs and Open Education Around the World with Dr. Curt Bonk
Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/2015nov01curtbonk_mm7.mp3?
Sunday, November 01 2015 | 1:00 PM (EST)
Presented by: Dr. Nellie Deutsch @ Integrating Technology
Curt bonk astounded his audience with a litany facts and data as he went on for almost two hours on the fascinating and ellusive subject of MOOCs. In the process he reviewed his new book and special journal issue on “MOOCs and Open Education,” discussed what is happening around the world in terms of MOOCs and open education, as well as the co-editing process, how to coordinate projects, the steps in editing a book and special issues, and whatnot, for a mind boggling hour and 50 minutes.
Curt had everyone jumping as usual, and he shared his slides at his TrainingShare site at
Bonk, C. J. (2015, November 1). Moodle MOOC #7 Presentation Slides for MOOCs and Open Education: Recent News and Research Clues
Curt Bonk (Ph.D) is Professor at Indiana University teaching psychology and technology courses and President of CourseShare. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. He received the CyberStar Award from the Indiana Information Technology Association, the Most Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Distance Learning Association, the Most Innovative Teaching in a Distance Education Program Award from the State of Indiana, and, in 2014, the Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking experiences around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. He has authored several widely used technology books, including The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education (2009),Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing (2008), The Handbook of Blended Learning (2006), and Electronic Collaborators(1998). His recent book, Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online (2014), is freely available to download as an eBook at http://tec-variety.com/ in Chinese as well as English. And his latest book with Routledge, MOOCs and Open Education Around the World, as well as a special issue of the International Journal on E-Learning on the same topic both came out in July 2015 (see http://www.moocsbook.com/). See Bonk’s homepage for his archived talks and Web resources at: http://php.indiana.edu/~cjbonk/. Curt can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
The above event was a part of …
Moodle MOOC 7 Sun Nov 1-Nov 30
Anyone is welcome to enrol in the free bi-annual Moodle MOOC in November 2015.
Syllabus | Webinars| MM7 Moodle Course| YouTube Playlist| Get your Certificate| Moodle Training
Moodle MOOC 7 (MM7) is scheduled to take place from November 1 – 30, 2015 on Moodle for Teachers. The purpose of the MOOC is to connect for instruction and learning, reflective practice, social and collaborative learning, cultural exchange and peace, personal and professional development, community building, best practices and challenges involved in teaching with technology, student engagement with the content, peers, and the facilitator, and learning to teach online with Moodle course and learning management system.
MM7 includes webinars and Moodle training. The presenters of the webinars will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching with technology, education technology, professional development, and topics that pertain to teaching and learning online and/or on mobile devices/smartphones.
The Moodle training will take place on Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Moodle website and will focus on active learning, reflection, sharing, and collaboration. The aim of the course is for the participants to learn through meaningful connections and social interactions. Participants, who wish to receive a certificate of participation, will be required to document their learning experiences by keeping a blog, wiki, website, or any other artifact that will include a description and reflection of the live sessions and/or recordings.
The Moodle training will include Moodle, Google Drive Docs, blogs, Google Apps, Mobile Devices, Virtual Classes, and other online learning environments for face-to-face, blended, and fully online learning. In addition, participants will learn to use Movenote, Screencast-o-matic, PresentMe, SlideSpeech, Plotagon, Smore, Quizlet, eMaze, Slideshare, Evernote, Movenote, and other technologies for effective and engaging student-based activities. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.
Instead of having a Moodle MOOC group or face for each Moodle MOOC, I thought it may be more practical to have one group for all the Moodle MOOCs around the world. So spread the word and join educators, technology developers, and Moodlers for the next Moodle MOOC in the month of November on Moodle for Teachers for free teacher development and training on how to teach and learn online using Moodle and other technologies. Here’s the link
Earlier this past two weeks
Episode 304: Sun Oct 18 LEARNING2GETHER with Jeff Magoto about the new ANVILL-LTI
This comprehensive mail is copy / pasted from Steve Hargadon
Library 2.015 is all day on Tuesday, October 20th. Anyone from anywhere in the world can participate for free (as long as they have an Internet connection)! Links for the conference are below. There are 50 sessions and 3 keynotes, and the schedule with connecting information is listed for time zones throughout the world.
We’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of our conference! Huge thanks and a shout-out to founding partner The School of Information at San José State University and its director (and conference co-chair), Dr. Sandra Hirsh, for the vision and support that has made this unique event a reality. With their help the conference community has grown to over 21,000 members, and we encourage you to learn more, make connections, and get future announcements by joining Library 2.0.
For our pre-conference event this year, we’re excited to announce Teacher Librarian Day on Monday, October 19th, a five-hour special (and also free) series of online sessions around the topic of “Teacher Librarians and School Culture” – organized by Joyce Valenza, with lots of special guests, and supported byCiSSL, the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries at Rutgers. The conference has inherited the Global Teacher Librarian Ning network, with over 7,000 members–learn more and connect with others at http://www.teacherlibrarian.org.
We sincerely hope you will join us. Below are event links, plus some sample posts and tweets you can use if you’re able to help us promote either or both of these events. You can also forward this post/email. Please do let your networks know–it’s all free!
Sample Posts + Tweets:
The conference hashtag is “#lib2015” | The Teacher Librarian Day hashtag is “#tlday15”
- Sample post (conference): “The fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held on October 20th, 2015 from 7am – 8pm US Pacific / 10am – 11pm US Eastern (International Times available on the site). Everyone is invited to participate in the conference, designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Register for free as a member of the Library 2.0 network to attend and to be kept informed of future events! http://www.library20.com“
- Sample post (pre-conference): “Teacher Librarian Day is Monday, October 19th, five great hours of free online sessions on ‘Teacher Librarians and School Culture.’ This pre-conference bonus to the annual Library 2.0 conference features Joyce Valenza, Michelle Luhtala, Shannon Miller, Ross Todd, Naomi Bates, Karen Bonano, and Craig Seasholes leading a panel on ‘Social Justice @Library.’ All welcome, more information athttp://www.teacherlibrarian.org.”
- Sample tweet (conference): “Join us Oct 20 for the 5th annual Library 2.0 conference 50 presentations + keynotes all free and online #lib2015http://www.library20.com“
- Sample tweet (pre-conference): “Join us Oct 19 for Teacher Librarian Day all free and online – awesome lineup #tlday15 http://www.teacherlibrarian.org“
Mon Oct 19-25 International Facilitation Week Unconference
International Facilitation Week takes place next week, October 19-25. And for the third year in a row, we’re putting together a little online unconference to share and learn about facilitation in virtual environments:
We’re changing the funding model a little bit this year, charging participants a small amount.
However, we know that a good number of original innovators, super early adopters and veterans of this work can still be found on this very Yahoo group, and we would really love to have you join us. Please use discount code “Oldschool” for $15 off the regular price. ;-)
Normally L2g does not post announcements of commercial events here, but because of the nature of this “unconference” I posted a request for more information on the Yahoo Group that sent the announcement
Fri and Sat Oct 23-24 IATEFL Web Conference ‘Making connections across borders in ELT
Note, to attend this conference you have to register separately for Day 1 and Day 2
Also, it’s free for anyone to participate. Archived recordings may be available only to IATEFL members.
IATEFL Web Conference ‘Making connections across borders in ELT’ – Day 1
After a successful inaugural Web Conference held in October 2014, IATEFL have decided to hold a second Web Conference in October 2015. ‘Making connections across borders in ELT’ will be held over two days:
Friday 23 October 2015 at 14.00-20.45 BST (13.00-19.45 GMT)
Saturday 24 October 2015 8.30-15.30 BST (7.30-14.30 GMT).
We would love you to come along and join in. This will be a fantastic opportunity both for members and non-members of IATEFL to network, learn and share information with colleagues all over the world.
This registration is just for Friday 23 October. You need to register for Saturday 24 October separately. Registration ensures that you receive all the latest updates and information and logging into the event using the unique URL that you will be sent enables you to purchase an attendance certificate after the event should you require it.
Talks will include the development of creativity and team skills in the classroom, English for social justice, teacher research, psychology, teaching in challenging and low resource contexts, inclusive education, and the impact of technology. Confirmed speakers for the two days include Christina Broadus-Rebuffet, Nathan Arthur, Judy Boyle, Juup Stelma, Stephen Ryan, Laxman Gnawali, Thais Borges, Mercedes Viola, Susan Hillyard and Paul Driver.
A full programme will be published shortly.
To know more, click https://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/webconferenceday1/event/speaker_info.html?campaign-id=Webcon1
Event: ‘Making connections across borders in ELT’ – Day 1
When: Friday 23 October 2015, 02:00 PM – 08:45 PM
Time Zone: (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)
Audio Conference Details: VOIP
To register now, please visit the following link:
To know more about the event, please visit our website:
Web Conference “‘Making connections across borders in ELT’ – Day 2”
The following information appeared in an “update” for Day 2, but contains some information about Day 1. The update was distributed in email by the IATEFL Web Conference committee
This message is to give you a sneak preview into the talks that you can enjoy over Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October.
Christina Broadus-Rebuffet ‘Improvisation, confidence, and making the passive active’
Judy Boyle ‘Education for Social Justice: human trafficking and the next generation’
Juup Stelma ‘Language Teachers doing Research: What, How and Why’
Nathan Arthur ‘Bring out the team-player in your trainees: Using project management principles in the classroom’
Paul Driver ‘EdTech and Creative Media Practice in ELT’
Stephen Ryan ‘Psychology in language learning: What’s in it for teachers?’
Thais Borges ‘I speak Brazilian English: A non-native perspective of EFL teaching and learning in Brazil’
In addition to this we will also be holding three interactive panel discussions over the two days, offering you, the participant, the chance to get involved and share your experiences.
- IATEFL President, Marjorie Rosenberg will be focusing on ‘Creativity in the classroom’
- Mercedes Viola Deambrosis and Susan Hillyard will be leading discussions on ‘Diverse students and how different teachers are supporting them’ and
- Kenan Dikilitaş, Richard Smith and Dr. Judith Hanks will be investigating‘Teacher research in action’.
Don’t forget to tell your colleagues to register so that they can ensure they receive all the latest updates and reminders from us over the next few days.
You can attend ‘Making connections across borders in ELT‘ by clicking on the unique URL sent to you in the confirmation email when you registered for the Web Conference. You can also find this URL below. You will then need to enter the email address you used to register.
When: Saturday 24 October 2015, 08:30 AM – 03:30 PM
Time Zone: (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)
To know more about the event, the speakers for the event and to stay updated, please visit:
Mon Oct 19 thru Oct 30 – Virtually Unstoppable – K12 Online Conference presentations released
The K12 Online conference is an asynchronous event where the presentations are set-piece artifacts created by some of the world’s greatest teachers on topics they are passionate about. Quality is quite high and they generally model best practices not only in pedagogy but in presentation and innovative use of ed-tech tools. The presentations are released according to the schedule here,
http://k12onlineconference.org/2015-schedule/ starting with the keynote, Don Wettrick and Innovation class students
The conference goes full swing the following week, same time on Oct 19 with the release of three to five presentations a day for the next two weeks, winding up with the release of the last batch at 8:00 AM EDT, Fri., Oct. 30
To find out how you can participate, visit the K-12 Online blog at http://k12onlineconference.org/
You’ll find information in the sidebar there on how to participate; e.g. the helpful FAQ athttp://k12onlineconference.org/first-timers/
I recently attended the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, which is a huge showcase of best practices and most appropriate technologies for enabling those practices displayed in a massive physical space. K12 Online is the free annual conference that many of those in and around ISTE participate in each year, also to showcase best practices leveraged by technology, but in a virtual space. And it is happening now.
The first K12 Online Conference took place in 2006 so this would be the tenth, which is one reason it’s theme this year is “Virtually Unstoppable.” There are several very unique aspects to K12 Online, and one of these is that it is totally asynchronous. This means that you don’t have to show up at a particular time for it, but that its presentations are simply made available at a certain time. This is another unique aspect of the conference, the presentations are released bit by bit, day by day. For example, this is the third day of the conference, and three presentations were released today (for a total of 9 so far, plus a keynote, which was posted online a week ago.
Another unique aspect of this conference has to do with the fact that its presenters have to produce attractive and inspiring artifacts designed to play out online, much as we might ideally ask our students to do. The presentations are not long, 10-20 minutes, but tend to model the most creative techniques the presenters can muster. As such each presentation is a digital story with a message designed as an incubator of ideas that will appeal to teachers, and in turn, their students.
The presentations introduce how cutting edge technologies might relate to our classrooms. And you can have a look now or later, as you wish, even years later. All such artifacts produced over the past ten years are archived at the conference website. There are many gems in that archive, and because they bring technology to bear on perennial issues in teaching, how to engage and motivate and make students and teachers want to learn, they tend to be eternally relevant today.
Here is how you can participate: The website is here: http://k12onlineconference.org/
And you can overview the presentations and topics here: http://k12onlineconference.org/2015-schedule/
Here are two ways you can participate:
This is one of my favorite recurring online conferences, and a good opportunity for teachers with iPads and mobile devices to network and boost their mastery of those devices as pertains to practice and pedagogy.
Sat. Oct 31 on Classroom 2.0 – Marcie Hebert shares how she has implemented Makerspaces in her school
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: Blackboard Collaborate (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.
Join us on Saturday, October 31st, when our special guest will be Marcie Hebert. We are so excited to have Marcie on Classroom 2.0 LIVE as our Featured Teacher for the month of October! This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the amazing ways Marcie is effectively integrating technology in her teaching! We are looking forward to having Marcie share how she has implemented Makerspaces in her school and some of the projects her students are creating in the computer lab including 3D printing, coding, robotics and Google Apps for Education.
Marcie is the Technology Director and Computer Lab Teacher for grades 4-8 in a Catholic School, St. Joan of Arc School, in Louisiana. She is a tech lover, Maker, Google for Education Certified Trainer, an organizer/leader for the Google Educator Group Louisiana and EdCamp NOLA, and is the co-founder of #LAedchat. Follow her on @mrsmhebert
More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.
On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Green Screens + iPads = iMagic!”session with our special guest Jennifer Garcia. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.
When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!