Heike Philp – Web conferences for Continuous Professional Development

Learning2gether Episode 145

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Heike Philp took us through the highlights of various online conferences she has organized, been a part of, and most importantly, recorded.

As Heike said: “Top level guest speakers, a global audience, a lively chat and a sharing of know-how can all be had from the comfort of your home. What inspired me to start the first web conference was however another reason because truly I love to travel to conference just as much as attending them. What motivated me to run  web conferences is the fact that there are so many parallel sessions at each conference! One can actually spend all of this time and money and attend the conference and still miss more than half of the program. Not so in the case of web conferences. During a web conference all of the sessions can be recorded. And they are being watched … “
Noting that the Virtual Round Table WebCon, the DaFWEBKON for teachers of German, and the SLanguages Annual Symposium attracted some 4,500 synchronous participants in total, but that the recordings have been watched over 23,000 times, Heike supports the proposition that these recordings may serve as the ‘Khanacademy for language teachers’.


(1h1min) http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p714rnpwb9s/


5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference

on Language Learning Technologies

17-19 May 2013


1st Virtual Round Table Conference November 2009

2nd Virtual Round Table Conference March 2010

3rd Virtual Round Table Conference 8-9 October 2010

4rth Virtual Round Table Conference 25-27 March 2011

5th Virtual Round Table Conference 20-22 April 2012

2. DaFWebKon 2013

3-4 March 2013


SLanguages Annual Symposium

27-29 September 2013

4th SLanguage Annual Symposium October 2010

5th SLanguage Annual Symposium September 2011

6th SLangauges Annual Symposium September 2012 (summary is coming soon)

Story Sharing Web Conference 

of British Council Turkey

9th/ 10th February 2013


Reform Symposium

worldwide e.conference

3-5 May 2013


Heike followed up this event with a Film Festival later the same day


This was a final event in the 2013 MachinEVO session: http://machinevo.pbworks.com/

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