Learning2gether with Michael Coghlan – Designing Learning for the Digital Age

Claire Bradin Siskin and Nina Liakos join Michael Coghlan for a discussion of Designing Learning for the Digital Age

Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 


Michael’s slides:


Jozef Colpaert – OERs for language learning and teaching: why do teachers have mixed feelings?


This presentation was planned as an open and unscripted discussion of the results of a Worldwide OER survey conducted earlier this year, presented at the EuroCALL CMC & teacher Education SIG workshop in Bologna, and at CALICO 2012 in South Bend.

Participants were asked to read the following workshop paper


Participants were asked to discuss the following kinds of issues:

  • epistemological (what do we mean by Open? what should be Open?),
  • technological (what do we need to make this work?),
  • psychological (what are the psychological barriers for teachers?)
  • and juridical issues (who is going to profit from my work?)

Bb Collaborate / Elluminate presentation venue at:





Edited by David Wiley


Learning2gether with Derya Kulavuz-Onal about Developing Technology-Infused Culture-Teaching Materials for ESL

Where did it happen? LearningTimes Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 


Developing Technology-Infused Culture-Teaching Materials for ESL


How can we promote the creation and distribution of culture-integrated ESL materials that serve for intercultural competence in a way that also helps teachers’ confidence and ability in developing teaching materials by integrating technology and computers? In this presentation I will share a project that I implement in a graduate level course, named Cross-Cultural Issues in ESL, at the University of South Florida, for future ESL teachers where they create their own technology-infused culture teaching materials for ESL learners by incorporating cultural practices and products from non-target cultures. Such a project helps develop their technological pedagogical content knowledge as well as their skills and confidence in developing materials by integrating technology. We also compile those materials in a wiki named Teaching Culture as seen below, http://teachingculture.pbworks.com . I will share with you what we do, and how we do it, and students’ experiences and ideas about the project.  


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Jeff Lebow and Vance Stevens hangout with Sandra Rogers, Nina Liakos, Claire Siskin, and Morteza Barin for EVO practice

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This event was planned to experiment with hooking up Google Hangout with Bb Collaborate / Elluminate

to see how it might work for the Jan 13 EVO Mega Kickoff.

Where did it happen? Google Hangout and Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)


Here’s the Hangout view …

What does Jeff know about How to Stream & Record a Google+ Hangout?

Nellie Deutsch on Mindful Living with Technology

Learning2gether Episode 130Nellie Deutsch Transformative Leadership

Nellie Deutsch is generally associated with EFL and educational technology. She is less known for her involvement in healthy living (nutrition), healing (distance healing with Reiki and herbs), sports (long distance running & swimming), and mindfulness practice. The session will be an informal discussion of Nellie’s experiences with mindfulness meditation practice, the Alexander technique, Reiki, and the Silva Method. Nellie decided to share her work on mindfulness and authenticity at a conference in October 2012. She co-presented a workshop on Mindfulness Practice and Leadership, gave a workshop on Authenticity and Leadership and led a mindfulness meditation practice at the Transformative Leadership conference in Virginia Beach organized by Atlantic University and the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment.

Screenshot showing Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) leading a discussion on Mindful Living with Technology, and mindful living on Virginia Beach

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Link to RECORDING of the Live Online Session:


Reference, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21071182

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