Learning2gether spontaneously

Learning2gether Episode 71

Sunday October 30, 2011 – Learning2gether

The event this Sunday evolved spontaneously.

As Laine Marshall said today, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evonline2002_webheads/message/28578, we are all creators here, so although no live event was planned as a Learning2gether one, when we went to http://tappedin.org at noon GMT we found the place full of Webheads and others from EVO, Electronic Village Online, conducting training sessions for moderators.

See http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/5965199/Week1#ReadourWeek1Chatlog

for the context and a link to the chat logs

Event organizers and personalities included:

  • Carla Arena
  • Teresa Almeida d’Eca
  • Michael Coghlan
  • Nina Lyulkun
  • Svetlana Obenausova
  • Marijana Smolcec
  • Michelle Worgan

Dennis Newson in conversation with Susan Hillyard

Learning2gether Episode 70

Sunday October 23, 2011

Dennis Newson in conversation with Susan Hillyard

More information: http://www.countryschool.com/ylsig2/upcoming_discussions.php

Susan Hillyard holds a B.Ed. from Warwick University (U.K.) in Dramatic Arts and Sociology and has worked as a classroom teacher, a Head, or a teacher trainer in eleven countries, using drama for education and language learning.

She has taught at two major teacher training colleges in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is currently based. She is Educational Advisor for The Performers Theatre and former Educational Consultant. She has co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers “Global Issues” for OUP, and has authored and taught an online course : From Learning Creatively to Teaching Creatively.

In Argentina she’s the driving force behind the provision of English language teaching  in special schools, shanty town schools, hospital schools, orphanages and home visits to students with severe and terminal illnesses.

For this challenging  project,  she has been very busy designing a new curriculum  to teach English through Drama, starting with storysacks and having the teachers become materials writers, collating all the syllabi and materials in document form whilst supervising and coordinating the implementation of this creative and innovative project.

Where ? Click here to join in



Nellie Deutsch in Conversation with Vance Stevens – Reputed Coach, Online Facilitator

Learning2gether Episode 69

Sunday October 16, 2011

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WiZiQ hosted a “Conversation with Vance Stevens  – Reputed Coach, Online Facilitator” to feature in their new initiative, Conversations on WizIQ, interviewed by Nellie Deutsch. This is part of a WiZiQ series in which they “bring luminaries for a conversation … We would be conducting this interview online on our platform using the virtual classroom. This interview would be about you and your experience. We would be focusing on how you have excelled in your field and are helping people through it. This interview would be joined by students as well as teachers from around the globe.”

Recording in WiZiQ,



John Graves, Stigmergy and the Wealth of Networks

Learning2gether Episode 68

Sunday October 9, 2011

Download: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/john-graves-stigmergy-wealth-of-network.mp3

John Graves, Stigmergy and the Wealth of Networks

 John Graves presents on his Wiki-to-Speech presentation tool:

Where? Appropriately, in Wiki-to-Speech (tune in to see how that works 🙂

  • Jeff Lebow has graciously agreed to stream this and record it as a Google+ Hangout with room for half a dozen visitors in the session itself plus live stream at http://webheadsinaction.org/live
    Here’s how it works: You can




 Joel Bloch
The Ohio State University
ESL Composition Program


The Wealth of Networks by Yochai Benkler

Benkler, Y.(Yochai). (2006) The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. Yale University Press: New Haven and London. Retrieved on February 17, 2011 from http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks.pdf

More by Benkler:

Oct 2, 2011 Gradcast for PPOT Multiliteracies course Me-Portfolio participants

Learning2gether Episode 67

Sunday October 2, 2011


Kate Robbins and Robyn Albers present Me-Porfolios developed during their recent PP107 Multiliteracies course

 This was the last day of the latest 4-week round of the 2011 TESOL Principles and Practices of Online Teaching courses. Participants in the PP107 Multiliteracies course were invited to show and discuss the “Me-Portfolios” they developed during the course. Kate Robbins and Robyn Albers accepted the invitation to discuss the appropriateness of the approach taken in this course on their professional development, and changes to their practice that evolved during their participation in this session, as evidenced in their Me-Portfolios. For more information see:


Jeff Lebow kindly agreed to host this session as a Google+ Hangout. Here’s how it works:

You can

  • find Jeff Lebow on Google+ Hangout to connect.
  • consult the Google+ Hangout Guide: http://jefflebow.net/node/248 
  • or forget the Hangout, simple visit http://webheadsinaction.org/live
    • to listen and view the live stream
    • to participate in the text chat monitored by participants in the live feed      


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