TESOL Arabia and International TESOL Conference debrief and wrap-up session

Two events planned: Sunday, March 27, 2011

  • At 13:00 GMT, in Elluminate, http://tinyurl.com/y3eh –
    TESOL Arabia and International TESOL Conference debrief and wrap-up session
    if you were at TESOL Arabia in Dubai or TESOL New Orleans, or wish you were there, please come along any time after noon GMT and we can pop into Elluminate and get each other’s impressions. Any amount of time you can spend with us between noon and 1400 GMT would be welcome.  We’ll record the session and at the end hope to have an archive of our perspectives on this year’s conference season.
  • A planning meeting for Earthday 2011, http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/
    At 17:00 GMT, in Skype and streamed live via  http://earthbridges.net/live
    The second event is a planning session for Earth Day April 22, 2011. The planning is for a 24 hour webcastathon in which your students are encouraged to participate, wherever they are in the world (and at whatever time).  You can sign them up on the wiki.  The planning session is where ideas for that are brainstormed and where presenters hook up with webcasters.  Join in if interested.
    Where to sign up: https://spreadsheets.google.com/lv?hl=en&hl=en&key=0AqD8iTomj-YydEwwNDFYS1k2ZGlwUXlkQmxIMnVraXc&authkey=CJr1j4oN&f=0&rm=full#gid=0



Vance Stevens in a chat with Lawan Dalha, CALL specialist from Nigeria

Learning2gether Episode 33

Sunday, March 13, 2011 

Between noon and 14:00 GMT (4 and 6 pm in the UAE) Vance Stevens once again hostshttp://learning2gether.pbworks.com. This week’s discussion was supposed to be on transformative learning. The original title was “What is transformative learning?” But this could develop into something along the lines of … “Are educators ready for transformative learning?”

These are questions Vance has been pondering in a recent blog post:

If you’re available at noon to 14:00 GMT today and interested in the topic, swing by http://tappedin.org (at noon, 4 pm in UAE) and move with us to Elluminate http://tinyurl.com/y3eh and we’ll have an informal discussion on our topic.

The direct link to the Elluminate room is

If you’re up that late in Japan it would be nice to hear from you as well, to let us know the situation from your perspective. After all, that IS transformative learning, making the connection between knowledge and real people.

Is that it? Is that the definition I’ve been looking for?


In the end, it was just Lawan and I, and Jen Verschoor who stopped by to say hello.

I guess we were making the connection between knowledge and real people.



Discussion with Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Learning2gether Episode 32

Sunday, March 6, 2011 –


Discussion with Kalyan Chattopadhyay http://www.kalyanchattopadhyay.info/
about Second Life and the Village EVO session, multiliteraciesconnecting groups like APACALL with IndiaCALL in India, and the future of learning in a networked world.

Time of this event where you are: http://tinyurl.com/2011mar6gmt1300