Learning2gether with David Winet discussing PopupChinese.com and other podcast language learning sites

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Sun Oct 19 1300 GMT David Winet demonstrates Popupchinese.com

Dave Winet, who  coined the name “webheads” for a community of practice that has burgeoned since its inception as an EFI course (http://study.com) late last century, has offered to show us around http://popupchinese.com, and its “particularly intriguing method for language teaching” before going prime time at the CATESOL conference on Oct 23.

Where? In Google+ Hangout streamed live at http://webheadsinaction.org/live

Listen and watch it streamed live at any one of these places


Sat Oct 11 and Thu Oct 9 Vance Stevens plenary and live-streamed workshop on Hangout on Air from Ahmedabad, India

Find the archive of this event at its permanent location here

Learning2gether Sun Oct 12 1500 GMT with Jeff Magoto about ANVILL

Blogged at http://learning2gether.net/2014/10/12/learning2gether-with-jeff-magoto-talking-about-anvill/

Tue Oct 13 2300 GMT IATEFL YLT Webinar: Digital Storytelling – Storyboard That

IATEFL YLTSIG has rescheduled the class on ‘YLT Webinars: Digital Storytelling with Storyboard That’ to Oct_14 2014, 03:00 AM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat).

Click here to access the Class

Nellie Deutsch says in her invitation to “teachers from around the globe. Join IATEFL YLTSIG free bi-monthly webinars to receive reminders of the live online events and watch the recordings as many times as you wish. You’ll have an opportunity to learn by engaging with the presenters, the content material of the webinars, and with other educators from around the globe. Just click on the following link: http://www.wiziq.com/course/75751-webinars-for-iatefl-ylt-sig to join the  webinar area”

Mon Oct 13 K-12 Online Conference pre-conference keynote goes online

The 2014 conference will run from Oct. 20-31. (Pre-conference keynote Oct. 13.) This is a FREE, online, asynchronous conference open to ANYONE organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. A goal of the conferenceis to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape.

Presentation released Oct 13

Dr. Wesley Fryer, Igniting Innovation in Teaching and Learninghttp://youtu.be/_q2dThmwg0s

Tue Oct 14 1200 GMT Jeff Lebow hosts ELT Live#6 – Lesson Planning and Preparation

Jeff Lebow

Invited us to: ELT Live#6 – Lesson Planning and Preparation

1200UTC/9pm KST  Global Times: http://bit.ly/ZcY4Ya
Connecting with the #KELTchat  community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/KELTchat/ ) after a day-long slow burn twitter chat discussing how we get ready to do what we do.
Tune in live at http://eltlive.com/live

Recordings and Twitter chat


Thu Oct 16 2300 GMT Maria Colussa is organizing a Hangout for Connected Educators Month


Google event page: https://plus.google.com/events/c4gfhtdjt7dmljhlq0l1340r3fs?authkey=CMvB6ortgqafcg

YouTube: http://youtu.be/UHPiaDdo8kg

This event has been picked up by Paper.li: http://paper.li/VanceS/1358485290?edition_id=53721bf0-55bb-11e4-9a03-0025907212f5

Sat Oct 18 1300 GMT IATEFL Web Conference Day 1: Hot Topics Across Borders in ELT

Register here: IATEFL

or here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iatefl-web-conference-hot-topics-across-borders-in-elt-tickets-12289027813?aff=affiliate5

Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 14:00 BST – http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Hot+Topics+Across+Borders+in+ELT+day+1&iso=20141018T14&p1=136

IATEFL Events are free for all to attend (get a free ticket at the link above) but archives are of some accessible only to registered IATEFL members

The link for the Conference room is https://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/webcon2014
This Conference room has capacity for up to 500 participants, and we expect that will be sufficient. If we reach this maximum, you will not be able to get into the main conference room and will need to log into our Livestream channel to watch the presentation. The link for today’s Livestream channel ishttp://new.livestream.com/accounts/7463507/events/3495872

If we need to use Livestream tomorrow, Sunday, we will send out a new Liverstream link.

The conference program can be downloaded here:


Sat Oct 18 from 1500 GMT -Art Education and Digital Technologies: Virtual World Conference

Are you interested in art education and technology? This is the conference for you!
Join us in Second Life OR Google Hangout on Air. Participants can interact with presenters through Google accounts. The conference is free!
Find the presentation that interests you, turn on your computer or mobile device, sit back, relax, and join the very first virtual art education conference!
Date/ Time: October 18, 2014 (Saturday)/8:00 am PDT to 4:30 pm PDT (To convert the time: see http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html)
Virtual Venue: Second Life http://goo.gl/vQzTud
Online Venue: Google Hangout on Air: http://goo.gl/MLqrEl
Physical Venue: UBC Lillooet Room at Irving K. Barber
Conference program: http://www.inaea.org/post/2014/10/06/Art-Education-and-Digital-Technologies-Virtual-World-Conference-Schedule.aspx
Conference fee: Free
Hosted by InAEA
Supported by AET
Sponsored by Wu Ya Hsien

Learning2gether with Jeff Magoto talking about ANVILL: Development, functionality, and future plans

On Sun Oct 12 Learning2gether met with Jeff Magoto, who told us about ANVILL

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/2014oct12jeff_magoto-64k.mp3?

There was recently a thread on the Webheads list asking about tools for emulating language lab software. Here is the first post in that thread and the most recent.


ANVILL has come up more than once in this thread, always in very positive light, and there has been interest expressed in our group in asking Jeff Magoto if he would come talk to us on Learning2gether. He graciously agreed.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Recording on Bb Collaborate / Elluminate


What we might talk about? In Jeff’s words …

ANVILL’s at a nice fork in the virtual road right now, so I’d enjoy talking with the Learning2gether group about

  • what it’s been for the last 5 years and hopefully where it’s headed as an LTI product (running inside Moodle, Blackboard, Sakai, etc).
  • The best link for folks to have a look ahead of time is probably either this screencast or this overview
  • Here are a couple of short articles that will give you a sense of what ANVILL attempts to do for speech in the language classroom in particular, and hybrid learning in general.

If you can glance over the readings you might enjoy the session more but all interested parties are welcome with or without having done the homework.

Learning2gether with GLoCALL 2014, Ahmedabad, India

Vance Stevens participated in the GLoCALL conference in Ahmedabad, India as an invited speaker of the GLoCALL conference taking place there Oct 9 through 11th. Some events on the schedule were webcast.

Download mp3:

LEARNING2GETHER Sat Oct 11 Plenary Session #4: Vance Stevens

Chaos and Learning: What we learn from MOOCs about Professional Development and Flipping Classrooms 

Abstract from Program:
The first MOOC was conceived in 2008 as a model of connectivist learning theory. Its proponents George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and Dave Cormier almost inadvertently seeded a revolution in re-thinking how we conceive learning in a highly networked digital age. Since then, MOOCs have tended to fall between two extremes which have come to be known as cMOOCs and xMOOCs. These are differentiated in part in the way they approach their subject matter; i.e. the degree to which they expose participants to the chaos they are likely to encounter in the real world, and the degree to which they engage learners in resolving that chaos. This talk examines what MOOCs can teach us about the role of chaos in our own learning, and suggests how we can apply MOOC models to our contexts of facilitating our students’ learning, and in learning from one another in our ongoing professional development.


What happened on the day …

The presentation followed a lunch break so there was plenty of time to set up the session and even to warm up the audience with some “pre-plenary” slides where they could shoot QR codes for the slides and blog of the presentation coming up, and take a poll on http://pollev.com/vancestevens602 where they could answer two questions about their prior knowledge of MOOCs. Kallol and Kalyan, the WizIQ technicians had brought up the live stream and were ready to record when it was decided that before I began, everyone in the auditorium should get up and pose for a group photo. This would delay us but otherwise seemed harmless, except that as we acquiesced, they decided to put everyone on stage and made to transform the setup we had prepared. They brought chairs on stage and to make room for them disconnected the projector and moved the podium aside which I had positioned just so, but worse, in moving wires around, they disconnected the live stream. The entire process took 20 minutes and after lining up everyone on stage and taking several photos, they put it all back together and I was asked to start, but the live stream was not quite ready at the beginning. So, though we had appeared to be on track as planned, I hope this explains the delayed start for our online participants, and the lack of introduction of speaker and smooth start to the recording.





Thu Oct 9 0715 GMT at GloCALL Ahmedabad: Vance Stevens live-streamed workshop on Hangout on Air

Originally scheduled Oct 9 from 14:30 to 16:30 in Ahmedabad (but changed on the day to 11:15 to 12:15 local time), Vance Stevens gave a workshop on setting up Google Hangouts so that numerous participants can tune in to the stream, using the technique pioneered and mentored to us by Jeff Lebow, and familiar to participants in Learning2gether hangouts on air. The event has:

What happened on the day …

The Hangout did not function properly from the conference site due to poor bandwidth. At first, I was able to launch the HoA and enter it from the conference. The participants and I saw Robert and Maha enter. Maha wrote in the text chat that she could hear us, and later she entered the URL for http://connectedcourses.net/ (she said that one of her assignments for today was to introduce the course to another person, which was what she was showing Robert – I’ll introduce the course in my plenary :-). Apart from that, it appeared to those in the conference and me that we were recording ourselves, as we could see our video, but that the others were unable to join us. In fact, it was we who  were unable to join the recording of the HoA we had started. In the recording we eventually harvested, Robert was there by himself for some time and then Maha joined him, and they carried on a 9 minute conversation until the call terminated (not sure why, I think we continued for some time after the HoA terminated, though eventually I ended the call by hanging up).  But Robert and Maha continued off air; Robert wrote me: “We had a rather productive conversation: I told her about some second language teaching methods and she introduced me to virtual worlds, specifically, Second Life, which I’ll check out when time allows.”

I captured the screen shot with the video thumbnail from the Google+ event page right afterwards, but then I deleted the video from my YouTube channel because of the dead time while Robert was waiting for us. But I played it first and made an mp3 of the conversation he and Maha had.

Download mp3 https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/robert-maha9oct2014glocall.mp3

 This happened before we started the Hangout

On-site participants  were shown under the hood so to speak for the first hour the event, and taken through the steps of setting one up and announcing it. Bandwidth precluded having on-site participants coming into the hangout to do sound checks, attenuate echo, and learn a little about Hangout netiquette, but we ended by going live with the stream though we were unable to talk with the guests we had invited from around the globe.

The following information on the workshop is here: http://glocall.org/course/view.php?id=81&topic=0#section-

Connecting Live Online with our Personal Learning Networks

by Vance Stevens

This 2-hour workshop will introduce the concept and importance of Personal Learning Networks and suggest ways that educators can engage in almost unlimited opportunities for professional development online. One such possibility is participation in weekly Learning2gether events (L2g) coordinated by the presenter. This workshop introduces two tools used frequently in L2g and shows participants how they can use them in their professional development. The first of these is Blackboard Collaborate (available on grant to L2g participants) and the second is Google+ Hangouts. The workshop will walk participants through the process of setting up and conducting events using each tool. Topics include using social media to advertise your events, how to moderate sessions using each tool, and how to archive them. Participants will learn how to stream Hangouts so that they can be attended by many more than the ten allowed in the Hangout itself at any one time.

With long-time online and face-to-face collaborator and colleague Claire Bradin Siskin after her workshop Oct 9


Other GloCALL Conference in Ahmedabad: Plenaries streamed on WizIQ

The plenaries listed at the schedule here http://glocall.org/mod/page/view.php?id=247 are being streamed live from the conference via WizIQ on Oct 10 and 11

You may have to enroll in the Course http://www.wiziq.com/course/78873-glocall-2014-comference to view the following recordings:


Oct 10 Plenary Dr. M.M. Plant

Oct 10 Plenary Dr. Thomas Robb

Oct 11 Plenary Claire Siskin

Oct 11 Final Colloquium


Earlier this week

Sun Sep 28 – Learning2gether with ELT Live#5 – Professional Development Online and off


Thu Oct 2 Hangout on National Geographic and iEARN Global Collaborative Projects

National Geographic’s Geo-Educator Community originally shared:

Join us to learn how you can connect your students with students around the world through #global collaborative projects. In this interactive hangout, staff from iEARN and PenPal Schools will share tips for getting started. You’ll also hear accounts from #teachers about how they’ve used global collaborative projects with their students. RSVP on this page to receive a reminder.

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Find out more atwww.iearn.org.

PenPal Schools connects over 30,000 students from around the world to discover new cultures, learn about global issues, and practice foreign languages through 1-1 PenPal Exchanges. Their online app and curriculum include educational videos, texts, and discussion questions that make exchanges interesting for students and easy for teachers. Find out more at www.penpalschools.com.

This event is taking place during Connected Educator Month #CE14 . For more information and other events, visit: connectededucators.org.

Fri Oct 3 IATEFL YLTSIG Webinar with Jamie Keddie – Video cameras in and out of the classroom

In this webinar with Jamie Keddie, we will share ideas about how to use video-recording devices to give extra depth and meaning to the activities, tasks and projects that our students do.

Where?  https://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/_a875541554/yltsigwebinars/

You can find out more about Jamie’s interesting work and on-going projects here:

Learning2gether Sun Oct 5 IATEFL YLT-SIG Webinar: Marisa Constantinides discusses The Importance of Play in the Young Learners’ Classroom

I like what  Nellie Deutsch says in her invitation to “teachers from around the globe. Join IATEFL YLTSIG free bi-monthly webinars automatically. Receive reminders of the live online events and watch the recordings as many times as you wish. You’ll have an opportunity to learn by engaging with the presenters, the content material of the webinars, and with other educators from around the globe.

Tue Oct 7 on EdWeb.net Ten Educators For New Teachers to Follow on Twitter


Ten Educators For New Teachers to Follow on Twitter
Presented by Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO

In the “Olden Days” of education, novice teachers had limited options when looking for assistance with classroom management, lesson planning, and other challenges faced during their first years in the classroom.  With the advent of social media, hundreds of experts are available to help at the click of a mouse!  Join middle school administrator Shannon Holden as he introduces the best sources for teaching tips on Twitter.

Tue Oct 7 Library 2.0 – Connected Librarian Day

This year, as a Library 2.014 pre-conference event for K-12 and Teacher Librarians (and anyone else who wants to join!), we’re holding Connected Librarian Day on Tuesday, October 7th.

This is an open, online, and free event sponsored by Follett and The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.


Tuesday, October 7th 2014

1pm – 7pm PDT / 4pm – 10pm EDT

This year, as a Library 2.014 pre-conference event for K-12 and Teacher Librarians (and anyone else who wants to join!), we’re holding Connected Librarian Day on Tuesday, October 7th.

This is an open, online, and free event sponsored by Follett and The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

Wed-Thu Oct 8-9 Library 2.0 annual online conference

The fourth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 8-9, 2014. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.  More information, http://www.library20.com/2014

Click here to go to the YouTube channel for past keynotes, or here for all recorded sessions.

Click here for conference strands

Moodle MOOC 5: Teaching with Technology and Moodle Training Courses


Class Presenter: Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Class Title: MM5: Opening Ceremony and Syllabus of the MOOC.
Class Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Class Time: 15:00 GMT
Click here to access the opening ceremony recording, and to find links to upcoming events.

Wed Oct 8 1000 GMT – MM5: Design Principles for Teaching Computer Programming

MM5: Design Principles for Teaching Computer Programming <– Direct class link

Presented by:Jacqui Chetty

By: Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning

Thu Oct 10 1600 GMT – MM5: PD through Twitter chats

MM5: PD through Twitter Chats

Presented by:Stephan Hughes

By: Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning

Learning2gether with ELT Live#5 – Professional Development Online and off

On Tue Sep 30 Learning2gether was in a Hangout on Air with Jeff Lebow and ELT Live#5 – Professional Development Online and off


Earlier this week

Sun Sep 21 – Learning2gether with the Fall Blog Festival



Wed Sep 24 ELT Live #4: How do students and teachers feel about going online with materials, assignments, and portfolios?



Fri Sep 26 Understanding The Teaching System on WizIQ: Managing Audio & Video 

Presented by: Dr. Nellie Deutsch


This is the link to the PPT for the session on Managing Audio and Video:



Sat Sep 27 1400 GMT – IATEFL Webinar Susan Hillyard – Challenging ELT: Challenging Methodology to Reach Challenging English Language Learners

IATEFL monthly webinars are free of charge and are open to both members and non-members of IATEFL. No pre-registration is required, just click on http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars on the day to join the webinar.

Susan photo Susan Hillyard – ‘Challenging ELT: Challenging Methodology to Reach Challenging English Language Learners’27 September 2014, 15:00 BSTTo find out what time the webinar airs from your location please check out the world clock hereDo you have some challenging students in some of your classes? Do you get frustrated with current methodology? Do you want to reach these students and engage them? Do you support inclusion? Do you want to change the refrain from “I can’t” to “I can”? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then join us for this session. You’ll get lots of ideas to go, wherever you face the challenge and you and your challenging students may start shouting “I CAN!”


Sun Sep 28 IATEFL YLT-SIG Webinar: María J. García San Martín on the timeline of an e-connected story

I like what  Nellie Deutsch says in her invitation to “teachers from around the globe. Join IATEFL YLTSIG free bi-monthly webinars automatically. Receive reminders of the live online events and watch the recordings as many times as you wish. You’ll have an opportunity to learn by engaging with the presenters, the content material of the webinars, and with other educators from around the globe. Just click on the following link: http://www.wiziq.com/course/75751-webinars-for-iatefl-ylt-sig to join the  webinar area,”  or here to join this one: http://iateflyltsig.wiziq.com/online-class/2141496-ylt-webinars-the-timeline-of-an-e-connected-story


Mon Sep 29 Connected Courses Webinar


Learning2gether with the Fall Blog Festival

Vance Stevens’s presentation: Download mp3

Sun Sep 21 Learning2gether participated in the 10-hour Fall Blog Festival

The Fall Blog Festival (FBF) is a one day blog festival event showcasing bloggers, their work, and valuable tips for blogging for reflective practice, work with students, business and other reasons. This event takes place online on WizIQ, on September 21, 2014.  Highlights include: Why blog, background to blogging, influential bloggers, getting started, and best practices and challenges involved in blogging.

Vance Stevens at the Fall Blog Festival

Flipping the flip: Organizing students around a wiki and training colleagues to do likewise


What was this about?

This session demonstrates a wiki developed for my classes over time that colleagues in my teaching context started collaborating with, and how I created a wiki to help my colleagues create their own, in such a way that it modeled how learning can be facilitated through a wiki

This presents a wiki that’s suddenly found traction with my colleagues where I teach. I’d like to talk about (1) how we use it to collaborate on the course we teach in common and (2) because I don’t want to be the constant go-to person for materials they create, how I have started a wiki to train colleagues to put up their own materials, at http://kbzpd.pbworks.com

Some time ago I organized my contribution to teacher training where I work around a blog http://toolkit4learning.blogspot.com. This presentation will be linked from that blog, illustrating some different affordances between blogs and wikis which allow each to work together in blended pedagogical and professional learning environments.


Join #learning2gether at the Fall Blog Festival: http://www.wiziq.com/course/53478-fall-blog-festival
Sun Sep 21, 10 hours from 11:30 GMT
Selected events in WizIQ
– noon GMT ELT for Peace with Dr. Doris Molero
– 1300 GMT Susan Hillyard – sharing a life’s work on Blogspot
– 1400 GMT Vance Stevens – Flipping the Flip
The latter is about organizing students around a wiki and training colleagues to do likewise. The session demonstrates a wiki developed for classes over time that colleagues in the teaching context started collaborating with, and how the presenter created a wiki to help his colleagues create their own, in such a way that it modeled how learning can be facilitiated through a wiki
– The model wiki: http://kbzpd.pbworks.com
– Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/vances/fall-blogfest2014
All are welcome. Find connection and time links here: http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

The above announcement posted at …


Sun Sep 21  Susan Hillyard sharing a life’s work on Blogspot

Click here to access the class and its recording


Earlier this week

Sun Sept 14 – Learning2gether with ELTAI 2014 Post-conference Webinar


Sun / Mon Sept 14 / 15 IHAQ #16




Sep 2-14 ConnectedCourses Pre-Course


Looks like F.U.N. http://youtu.be/XS3GssVNdXw

Streamed live on Sep 2, 2014 – “You’re not on the edge unless  you’re falling off it” – Howard Rhinegold

Jim Groom, Alan Levine, and Howard Rheingold will talk about the how and why of setting up your blog for Connected Courses http://connectedcourses.net/


Ongoing through Sun Oct 5 HSLMOOC14 on WizIQ

Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC free online course September 1 – October 5, 2014.

The Mon Sep 15 1700 GMT event of Marie-Hélène Fasquel Experimenting with the flipped classroom has been postponed

Because the presenter has moved to Nantes and does not know when she will have reliable Internet

E4.123-0145: Experimenting with the flipped classroom
Marie-Hélène Fasquel
15. 09. 2014 – 19:00h – 20:30h
Zugangslink: http://webconf.vc.dfn.de/flippedclassroom
Info: http://v.gd/MHFflipped

This is part of a series of webinars offered by Saarland Landesinstitut fur Padagogik und Medien (LPM) in various European languages; schedule and recordings here: http://tinyurl.com/aufzeichnungen. If it’s a first time registration, please send along the name of your school, university, institute, etc. to JWagner@lpm.uni-sb.de   

Mon Sep 15 Gaming in Education begins, ends Fri Sep 19

Gaming in Ed, September 15th – 19th, 2014

The inaugural Gaming in Ed conference is a great opportunity for you to share about what gamification looks like in your classroom, library, or household. Conference strands include Game-Based Learning: How to Use Games in Educational Settings, Games & Assessment, Connecting Educators With Game Developers: Make Your Voices Heard, Students as Content Creators & Game Designers, Research on Game-Based Learning, and Professional Development. Share your experience with game-based learning with an audience of game developers and peer educators!


A sampling of sessions:

Thu Sep 18 Minecraft as Self-Directed Learning and a Community Development Tool


Links to other Learning Revolution Events

Sep 17 Mobile tools and strategies

Sat Sep 20 Doris Molero on VenTESOL



Learning2gether with ELTAI 2014 Post-conference Webinar

Download mp3:

The webinar started in WizIQ, recording at: http://go.wiziq.com/2tsw 

Eventually Vance Stevens joined in WizIQ and guided participants there to join a Google Hangout on Air (HoA) 

This special Learning2gether event was a part of the post-conference of the 9th International and 45th Annual ELTAI Conference – http://eltaiconferences.com/WEBINAR_14.html

Webheadsinaction.org archive: http://webheadsinaction.org/learning2gether-eltai-2014-post-conference-webinar

ELTAI is the English Language Teachers’ Association of India, Rajasthan: Jaipur Chapter (An Associate of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language [IATEFL], U.K.)

POST CONFERENCE WEBINAR Coordinators: Dr. Ashok Kapil and Dr. V.Anitha Devi

Instructions for joining the Hangout (you can join directly in the HoA or you can watch and listen to the stream)

If you wish to join directly, you need to

  1. Log on to your Google (e.g. Gmail) account
  2. Put on your headphones or ear buds
    (If you have no headset please listen to the stream. Sound from speakers creates echo in the Hangout)
  3. Click on the link to launch the HoA
  4. Activate your mic and webcam (optional)
    1. Unmute your mic when ready to talk
    2. Please mute your mic when not talking.

If you wish to listen on the stream, you can do so in any of several ways

  1. You can visit http://webheadsinaction.org/live (here you will also find a Chatwing text chat)
  2. You can visit the Google+ event page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c07nnb1ffl76k3ljflejink7nlo
  3. You can watch on YouTube directly: http://youtu.be/g4AkV7W28n8

Vance Stevens touched on Learning2gether http://learning2gether.net/about and ways we could connect with Indian educators in the way we met  Anitha Devi through Webheads (Learning2gether is an extension of Webheads). The plan is to

  1. meet at WizIQ, where everyone will be for Dr. Sanjay Arora’s presentation
  2. explain how to move either to Hangout or to follow the stream on YouTube, as per the writeup here:
    Stevens, V. (2013). Tweaking Technology: How Communities Meet Online Using Google+ Hangouts On Air with Unlimited Participants. TESL-EJ, Volume 17, Number 3, pp. 1-16. Available: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej67/int.pdf (also at http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume17/ej67/ej67int/).
  3. move to Hangout on Air (links to be provided shortly; as per instructions at http://webheadsinaction.com/live)

This is also a yesteryear and future experience.



Earlier this week

Sun Sept 7 – Learning2gether in Hangout with Marijana Smolcec talking about the EU LLP Comenius Project


Thu Sep 11 1400 GMT Bron Stuckey on The Gaming Revolution


Weekly gamification webinar featuring Gabe Zichermann, where the gamification community come together and answer user questions about gamification design and engagement.




Upcoming Episode: Sept 11th – 10:00 AM ET – Innovative Educational Ideas Bron Stuckey

Thu Sep 11 Webinar on Video Game Design as the New 21st-Century Literacy



This seems to have come to me through the Connected Courses Mooc in the FB post above

Sun Sep 14 Timeline of an eConnected Story


Past deadline for proposals for EVO 2015 – get yours in asap :-)

Call for Proposals is at http://evosession.pbworks.com



Learning2gether in Hangout with Marijana Smolcec talking about the EU LLP Comenius Project

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Learning2gether Sun Sep 7 1400 GMT Hangout with Marijana Smolčec on the EU LLP Comenius project

Marijana Smolčec met with us in Hangout to tell us a little about the EU LLP Comenius project she has been working on for the past 2 years. This was her presentation topic at the recent RSCON5 online conference


At this event, Marijana explained how her European Comenius project connected students from 4-countries on a project where they simulated forming companies in their respective countries based on wholesome foods produced locally in each country, and how their funding allowed them to non-virtually transport the students to each of the 4 countries for events ranging from farmers’ markets that were in fact set up for the project (but in the videos look like the real thing), job interviews for one of the companies, and so on. They appeared on TV in their countries, produced eBooks, and the students learned a lot about business, culture, geography, cool tools to use in international communications both online and F2F and in documenting their experiences. This is really some amazing work with regards to commitment to teaching and engagement of students. Marijana has talked about this before but I got her to slow down, back up, explain how it got started. Since it was just the two of us and not time bound, we explored and I screen shared it all. Checking the video I see I managed to put up the screen share but except for a slip of the mouse at 53 minutes, did not have any of the usual talking heads in the recording. But I hope our followers will benefit from the recording.
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Earlier this week

Sun Aug 31 – Learning2gether with Dawn Bikowski discussing gaming and language learning


Mon Sep 1 through Sun Oct 5 HSLMOOC14 on WizIQ

Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC free online course affilated with WizIQ and Sustainability Studies (MASS) program at Ramapo College of New Jersey is scheduled for September 1 – October 5, 2014. You’re all invited: http://www.wiziq.com/course/62978-healthy-and-sustainable-living-mooc-2014

Blog: http://www.wiziq.com/teachblog/healthy-sustainability-living-mooc-wiziq/

Mon Sep 1 1500 GMT HSLMooc -Opening Ceremony

Class Presenter: Drs. Nellie Deutsch and Ludmila Smirnnova

Class Title: HSLMOOC14: Opening Ceremony.

Sat Sep 6 1330 GMT HSLMooc – Michael Edelstein on Sustainable Transition

Class Presenter: Professor Michael Edelstein, Ph.D

Class Title: HSLMOOC14: Making the Sustainable Transition

Sat Sep 6 1600 GMT – Understanding The Teaching System on WizIQ: CO-Presenter

Drs. Nellie Deutsch and Ludmila Smirnova  ‘Understanding The Teaching System on WizIQ: CO-Presenter’

Click here to access the Class

Sun Sep 7 1330 GMT HSLMooc Discussion1: Regional Activists

Class Presenter: Aytakin Asgarova

Class Title: HSLMOOC14: Panel Discussion1: Regional Activists.

Mon Sep 8 Martha Gold on MM5: Books and Lessons to Present Information on Moodle

Class Presenter: Martha Gold
Class Title: MM5: Books and Lessons to Present Information on Moodle.
Class Date: Monday, October 6, 2014
Class Time: 7:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat)
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Sat Sep 6 L’usage de francais at Virtlantis

Time http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html?iso=20140906T12&p1=234&p2=2059

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We have been offering and facilitating free language learning activities since 2006.

What do we do at VIRTLANTIS?
We offer free informal learning activities for a growing number of languages!
Simply check out our activity calendar for additional information about our activities and how to participate.