Mark Pegrum and Gavin Dudeney – Digital Literacies

September 29, 2010 



Mark Pegrum’s book From Blogs to Bombs ( was used recently as core reading in the multiliteracies course whose portal is here:
More recently, Mark has been touring Australia with Gavin Dudeney giving workshops on Digital Literacies. Mark and Gavin have agreed to reunite to discuss this topic with Vance Stevens and any other colleagues who would like to drop by and chat online.


Jennifer Verschoor – Blogs and wikis for teaching ESL and young learners

September 26, 2010  




Jennifer Verschoor, EdTech coordinator and (online) teacher trainer in Buenos Aires, whose blog “My Integrating Technology Journey” is available at, shows us around her blogs and wikis for teaching ESL and young learners.

Early in the presentation she has with her special guests Vicky (7) and Melina (4), who blog at 

Jennifer’s teacher training presentations are very much in demand in Buenos Aires and we’ll be honored to have her join us for a tour of her work.


Vance Stevens – Shifting sands, shifting paradigms: Challenges to developing 21st century learning skills

Learning2gether Episode 4

September 19, 2010  




Vance Stevens is invited to give a presentation in Elluminate to the IATEFL YLTSIG group, hosted by Dennis Newson. The talk is entitled “Shifting sands, shifting paradigms: Challenges to developing 21st century learning skills,” and we have agreed that a variation on the talk I gave at CALICO in June will be suitable: On this topic, I’ve written out a text here and adapted the slides from here:



Vance Stevens interviews Alexander Hayes

Learning2gether Episode #3

September 15, 2010  


This chat with Alexander Hayes featured in the TESOL pp107 Multiliteracies course.  In preparation Alex asks that we have a look through these documents –

Vance asked Alex to look at the slide show here

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Eluminate recording:

Heike Philp and others: EduNation in Second Life

Learning2gether Episode #2

Date:   September 5, 2010  


The Grouply list no longer exists, and the event was not recorded by L2g (unless Heike made one)



This event was held at EduNation in Second Life, hosted by Heike Phelp and others at this SLURL Heike introduces the three new owners of EduNation I and III, who are taking over from Gavin Dudeney on 1 October 2010 (EduNation III) and 1 November, 2010 (EduNation I)…

  1. Randall Sadler aka Randall Renoir, assistant professor of the Illinois University and member of CALICO, Computer Assited Language Instruction Consortium.
  2. Paul East, CEO of Pyramid Group, – provider of specialist English training (ESP), translations and interpreting in 58 languages, online training, French Academy and commercial partner to TU Dresden (EU projects).
  3. Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi, CEO of LANCELOT School GmbH, an accredited teacher training center for language teachers in the use of virtual classroom technology and virtual worlds, co-initiator of two EU funded projects, LANCELOT and AVALON.

Gavin will maintain EduNation II and this way the sandbox, the conference facilities and other communal facilities will remain. The webheads headquarters on EduNation will remain free of charge. This is an unconditional (Second) life long lease!

Recording: Event held in Second Life, no recording

Announcement of commencement of Speedgeek series

This is to announce a new series of Sunday Professional Development sessions which will meet from noon GMT at and then move on to the venue for the scheduled event.

Some context for this is posted here:

This explains that for this month of September there will be several events occurring simultaneously. This series is being cast also