EVO moderator training Week 1 wrapup: Exploring Bb Collaborate / Elluminate

Learning2gether Episode 185

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SUNDAY Oct 27 – EVO moderator training Week 1 wrapup and prequel to Week 2



Where: BbC Elluminate thanks to http://learningtimes.com


This is the synchronous session linked to from here: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/5965199/Week1

Who: Elizabeth Anne and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and EVO moderators for Week 1 training

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Also online this week …

Mon Oct 21 through Oct 27 George Siemens and colleagues host Open Access Week


Athabasca University will present a series of free noon hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities of Open Access and Open Educational Resources.  Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open access and open educational resources research or ideas. Topics will include the state of the art in the distribution of e-textbooks; a look at the situation of open access books in the K12 area of Brazil, the open access situation in Canada; MOOCs and the open access movement; the OER university initiative and other issues relating to open access internationally.

Note: This event is free and registration is not required. There is more information at George’s blog:


All sessions are noon to 1 pm Canadian Mountain time (which I presume is CST)


Monday, October 21

What are MOOCs doing to the Open Education?

George Siemens

Higher education is now entering its second year of MOOC hype. The stream of almost daily pronouncements of additional universities joining existing MOOC providers, new funding, new MOOC offerings, and new reports continues unabated. The term “open” in the most contested in the MOOC acronym. What does it mean to be open? Is it sufficient that learners can join a course without cost? Or without pre-requisites? This presentation will explore the impact of MOOCs, mostly negative, through the lens of openness.

Tuesday, October 22 Tel Amiel

Why think about culture in remix? 

Wednesday, October 23 Wayne Mackintosh

OERu: Blending more affordable education futures

Thursday, October 24 John Hilton III

 Cost Savings and User Perceptions of OER

Friday, October 25 Elaine Fabbro, Colin Elliott, and Rachel Conroy 

Libraries, OERs, and Open Access

Wed-Fri Oct 23-25 Facilitation Across Time and Space: How to Create Change Through Virtual Environments

an online event during International Facilitation Week to focus on facilitation in virtual environments.

Hashtag #ofu13


Learning2gether with Hora Hedayati and Susan Marandi on impediments EFL teachers perceive in implementing CALL in EFL classes in Iran

Learning2gether Episode 184

There was quite a lot on this past week and today in the way of edtech chatter, as usual.  Today the event organized by Learning2gether was WorldCALL scholarship recipient Hora Hedayati and Susan Marandi on impediments EFL teachers perceive in implementing CALL in EFL classes in Iran.

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Where: Bb Collaborate / Elluminate (thanks to a grant from http://learningtimes.com)



In this event, Hora Hedayati reports on the presentation she co-presented with Susan Marandi at WorldCALL 2013 in Glasgow. The presentation focuses on the impediments Iranian EFL teachers perceived in implementing CALL in their EFL classes.

Fatemeh Hedayati and Seyyedeh Susan Marandi presented this 45 min Research Paper on 13th July at the 2013 WorldCALL conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

S. Susan Marandi authored Ch. 16 “Bravely Stepping Forward: Creating CALL Communities to Support Teachers and Learners in Iran” in the 2010 CALICO publication, CALL in Limited Technology Contexts, Editor, Joy Egbert; Area Editors, Chin-Chi Chao, Yu-Feng Diana Yang, Senem Yildiz, Vance Stevens, Jeff Nelson (20 chapters), https://calico.org/page.php?id=452


Despite the spread of reliable technological tools and the availability of computers in the Iranian universities as well as the mounting evidence of the effectiveness of blended teaching, many Iranian language teachers are still reluctant to incorporate such tools in their EFL classes. This qualitative study investigates the obstacles, perceived by the Iranian EFL teachers, toward implementing CALL in Iran. In so doing, 12 teachers, comprising 2 supervisors with no CALL experience, 4 teachers with the experience of integrating technology in their EFL classes, 2 teachers with no CALL experience, and 4 teachers who had recently finished an online CALL teacher education program, were interviewed. The semi-structured interview questions were designed by the researcher with the help of two experts in CALL and teacher education. The researcher conducted the interviews which lasted for 30-50 minutes. The researcher used content analysis of the interview transcripts to find themes relevant to the research question. The results suggest that the obstacles in implementing CALL in language classrooms could be classified into three categories: teacher, facility and learner constraints. Examples for each of these categories are provided and implications for designing CALL professional development programs for EFL teachers and supervisors.


Hora Hedayati was a WorldCALL Scholarship recipient for WorldCALL 2013 (and Susan Marandi was a scholarship recipient in 2008).


Program: http://www.worldcall2013.org/programme.asp 

Proceedings: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/p3853ngyb94dazq/Short%20Papers.pdf (link broken)

We plan more sessions hosted by WorldCALL presenters whom we hope to attract for discussion about their presentations.

Watch this space for more news, and meanwhile, here is a listing of sessions in this series

  • Sunday, Oct 6 – Learning2gether with Carla Arena and WorldCALL Scholarship Recipients Miguel Mendoza and Hora Hedayati
  • Today, Sunday, Oct 20 – Hora Hedayati: Obstacles in implementing CALL in Iranian EFL classes
  • Sunday, Nov 10 –  Kalyan Chattopadhayay: Language teachers’ use of social networking technologies in India
  • Monday, Nov 25 – Karen Price: Multimodal interfaces: blending gaze, gesture, movement and speech to overcome the limitations of keyboard, mouse & touchscreen
  • Sunday, Dec 8 – Phil Hubbard: Digital content curation for CALL
  • Monday, Dec 23 – Işıl Boy: Does Mobile Learning need to Move?

 These other events were on at about the same time as this one, or in the week before:

Thu October 17 Laine Marshall at Moodle MOOC 2 – Flipped Learning in an Online Course for Teachers


Sat Oct 19 1400 GMT Vicki Hollett on Learning to Speak ‘merican

What and Who

In this IATEFL Webinar, Vicki Hollett explores some of the curious differences between linguistic politeness in these two influential English varieties – British and American.

More information: http://mercedesviola.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/learning-to-speak-merican/



Fri-Sat Oct 18-19 (ends Oct 20 0500 GMT) – Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference

The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013


The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.

We have 146 accepted conference sessions and ten keynote addresses. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as, MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians,
green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center “tours,” and more! The current schedule in US-Eastern Daylight Time is below; hour-by-hour session schedules for all of the world’s major time zones are published on the site and you should use those for the most current information.

Sun Oct 20 0900 GMT Luke Prodromou: The Dickensian Turn


IATEFL Global Issues SIG


How does our work in ELT relate to wider social and economic issues? What does it mean to be a language teacher with a critical perspective in our digital age? Let’s discuss these issues together at this free virtual event open to all!

JOIN ROOMhttp://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/rzuigulkn6/

SUNDAY Oct 20 1400 GMT IATEFL LTSIG Webinar on How to speak Meme


with Nina Jerončič (Slovenia)

When: Sunday 20 October 2013, GMT 14:00
Find the time in your time zone by clicking this link.

Where: The event takes place in the IATEFL online conference room.
Click here to join the webinar.

More LTSIG webinars are listed here http://ltsig.org.uk/events/13-future-events.html

The one on Oct 26 has been postponed; next one after that is Nov 17



Sun Oct 20 1600 GMT Stephen Downes on Moodle MOOC 2 Habits of Effective Connected Learners



Stephens’s Web entry on the event:


Vance Stevens representing Learning2gether at RSCON4: From teacher networked learning to transformation in your classroom

Learning2gether Episode 183

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SUNDAY Oct 13 1400 GMT – Learning2gether with Vance Stevens at RSCON4

From teacher networked learning to transformation in your classroom


SESSION Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.A64368D61103B3CD06E349C40B570F

Vance is working on a writeup of his presentation at


Preview YouTube discussion with two 1-hour mp3 recordings

Learning2gether held a 2 hour preview discussion of this topic

Electronic Village Online – Where teacher networking impacts student learning


The topic was conceived in response to this invitation …

Presenter’s certificate for Vance Stevens


RSCON4 links



Learning2gether attended the Reform Symposium e-Conference RSCON3 Sunday, July 31, 2011

There are two other Learning2gether postings from this weekend



TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching free online conference

Learning2gether Episode 182

Sat Oct 12 – 2 to 9 pm GMT – TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching free online conference

Technology in Teaching: Principles in Practice is the first, one hopes, of many free online conference on October 12 hosted jointly by

  • TESOL CALL-IS (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, USA – Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section)
  • and IATEFL LTSIG (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, UK – Learning Technologies Special Interest Group).

Guest speakers include: Christel Broady, Carol Chapelle, Gavin Dudeney, Deborah Healey, Nicky Hockly, Phil Hubbard, Sophia Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware, and Shaun Wilden

The topics are designed to provide a grounding for classroom practice in principled application of technology. Attendees will be able to use the chat box to ask questions and share information with other attendees during each talk as well as during a Q&A session during the last 15-20 minutes of each talk. The closing session will allow presenters to wrap up ideas and answer more questions from the audience.

Information is available at

Here are details of the event and links to the recordings:

Recordings have also been published on Facebook:

A WELCOME ADDRESS was given by Paul Sweeney – LTSIG coordinator, UK and Deborah Healey – CALL-IS coordinator, USA
The moderator was Ellen Dougherty
RECORDING (4min): http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p42365d6jul/

Carol Chapelle at TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching conference


The case for technology and language learning – Prof. Carol Chapelle (CALL-IS)
Moderator: Ellen Dougherty, UAE
RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p4qjob7nrti

What are the reasons for using technology for language teaching and learning in 2013? I will outline five lines of argument:
* meta-analysis of comparison studies,
* analysis of students’ needs beyond the classroom,
* students’ need for training in language learning strategies,
* the importance of connecting learners with appropriate language, and
* the opportunities for cross-cultural learning.
Each of the five lines of argument draws upon theory and research in different areas of applied linguistics, which I will point out as I describe each of the arguments.

CAROL A. CHAPELLE is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. She is editor of the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Wiley, 2013) and co-editor of the Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series. She is past president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and former editor of TESOL Quarterly. Her research investigates the use of technology in language learning and assessment, the topic of many of her books and research articles.

Shaun Wilden at TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching conference

The role of online tools in teacher development – Shaun Wilden (LTSIG)
Moderator: Paul Sweeney
RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p7y3qn6nulj/


In this talk I’ll take a whistle stop look at how the online world has opened new opportunities for teacher development. Â Once online was the domain of early adopter teachers, but now the Internet is full of sites, tools and teachers keen to share and develop. We’ll look at how the Internet and technology has created a wide range of options from formal courses, to the rise of autonomous professional development. Taking in everything from PLNs to hashtags and curation tools a veritable smorgasbord for your afternoon conference delight.

SHAUN WILDEN has been involved in English language teaching for over twenty years. He is currently the International House World Organisation Teacher Training Coordinator but also works as a freelance teacher trainer and materials writer for OUP – contributing materials to a number of coursebooks. Apart from that he maintains several online teaching sites includingihonlinetraining.net <http://ihonlinetraining.net&gt; Â and is interested in the application of technology to teaching. He is also a moderator of the twitter #eltchat group which meets every Wednesday to discuss issues and ideas in ELT. Feel free to follow him @shaunwilden or read his blog (http://www.shaunwilden.com). When not sitting at a computer, Shaun enjoys growing food in his garden and cooking it.

Nicky Hockly at TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching conference

Designer learning – Nicky Hockly (LTSIG)
Moderator: Paul Sweeney
RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p53b2hebljf/

Laurillard suggests that classroom practitioners need to become designers of effective learning experiences. This talk examines how we can implement a BYOD (bring your own device) approach in the language classroom, and the role of the teacher as designer of effective mobile-based communicative classroom tasks. Based on my own experience with BYOD, I suggest six parameters for the effective design and sequencing of mobile-device based tasks.

NICKY HOCKLY has been involved in EFL teaching and teacher training since 1987. She is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E, an online teacher training and development consultancy, and an international plenary speaker. She writes regular columns on technology for teachers for the ELTJ (English Language Teaching Journal) and for ETP (English Teaching Professional), and is co-author of How to Teach English with Technology, Learning English as a Foreign Language for Dummies, Teaching Online and most recently of Digital Literacies (2013). She has published an e-book, Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators, and is currently working on a book on mobile and handheld learning. She is joint Coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG, and a self-confessed technophobe turned technophile.

CALL-IS Panel at TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching conference

TESOL Technology Standards: Why, how, and for whom – Deborah Healey, Phil Hubbard, Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware, with help from Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
Moderator(s): Jack Watson and Ellen Dougherty
UTC 17:00
RECORDING (50min): http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p2l9shshdzc/

In this session, some of the authors of TESOL’€™s Technology Standards will begin with a brief overview of the Standards, including why they were developed and how they differ from other standards. We will discuss how the Standards can be used in teacher preparation. We will then share a couple of vignettes related to specific standards and describe how teachers can use the vignettes to improve teaching with technology.

DEBORAH HEALEY, Senior Instructor at the University of Oregon, has taught English and trained teachers for over 30 years. She co-authored TESOL Technology Standards: Description, Implementation, Integration with Phiil Hubbard, Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware, Greg Kessler, and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, and worked on the ELT game, Trace Effects.

PHIL HUBBARD is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Director of the English for Foreign Students program in the Stanford University Language Center. For the past three decades, he has published and presented widely in the field of technology in language teaching and learning. His current interests focus on teacher education, learner training, listening, and curating digital media.

SOPHIE IOANNOU-GEORGIOU has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in a variety of contexts. She is currently an Inspector for English at the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and continues to train in-service teachers through the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute.

PAIGE WARE is an Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University. She received her Ph.D. in Education at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on the use of Internet-based technologies for fostering language development and literacy practices among adolescent learners in school settings.

ELIZABETH HANSON-SMITH is professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento. Her website, Computers for Education, offers free resources for teachers, She has authored many articles and books on CALL pedagogy, most recently assisting with the TESOL Technology Standards vignettes and the ELT game, Trace Effects.

Gavin Dudeney at TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching conference

Digital literacies – Gavin Dudeney (LTSIG)
Moderator: Heike Philp
UTC 18:00
RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p71uhtqdnob/


This talk examines how the traditional ‘three rs’ (reading, writing and arithmetic), long considered the cornerstones of basic literacy/numeracy, have changed as we advance into the digital age. We will discover what it means to be digitally literate, explore the new types of literacy that have emerged alongside the advent of Web 2.0 and analyse why it is important to work with these literacies on a daily basis in our teaching.

GAVIN DUDENEY is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E, working primarily in online training in EdTech, and in consultancy work in the same field. Gavin has been Coordinator and Journal Editor for the IATEFL LT SIG and – more recently – Honorary Secretary and Chair of the Electronics Committee (ElCom). A regular contributor to journals, Gavin is author of The Internet & The Language Classroom (CUP 2000, 2007), co-author of the award-winning How To Teach English with Technology (Longman 2007) and co-author of Digital Literacies (2013). He is currently co-authoring a book on mobile learning to be published in 2014.

Gavin pointed us to his slides here: http://www.theconsultants-e.com/resources/ToolsResources/DigiLit.aspx 


Christel Broady at TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching conference

The sky is not the limit: Connecting with elementary makers in the cloud – Christel Broady (CALL-IS)
Moderator: Jack Watson
RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p5655mxx0lg/

Pupils are born into a digital world and used to navigating it for all of life’s facets. However, when they enter school they are often confused by a traditional learning and teaching environment, which is alien to them. In this presentation, a case will be made for a new definition of teaching and learning.

CHRISTEL BROADY, associate professor of graduate education and program director of the ESL teacher endorsement at Georgetown College, has developed and taught many education courses, including educational technology and digital learning. Her publications and presentations include book chapters, articles, international presentations, keynotes, and invited workshops. She is also involved in multiple global collaborations to create and disseminate educational technology knowledge across disciplines via MOOCS and other platforms also providing free training for teachers in developing countries, and collaborating on international book projects. She publishes daily in social media via 2 BLOGS, Twitter, and Facebook.

Joint closing session at TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG Technology in Teaching conference

Joint closing session and open Q&A
Moderation: Paul Sweeney – LTSIG coordinator, UK and Deborah Healey – CALL-IS coordinator, USA
RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p5kocrzdpc2/

There was also a short interview with Dawn Bikowski, who volunteered to moderate and who was one of the developers of Trace Effects, a free language learning game created by the US Government, http://americanenglish.state.gov/trace-effects
RECORDING (5min) –  http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p8upqv5ikqd/

The next IATEFL LTSIG seminar after this one is October 20, How to speak Meme


These events are free to anyone to attend.


There are two other Learning2gether postings from this weekend

Learning2gether with RSCON4 and much else, October 11-13

Learning2gether Episode 181

There’s a lot going on this weekend.  We have also posted:

Here are the RSCON4 recordings:

Fri Oct 11 1530 GMT – RSCON4 begins and continues through Sun Oct 13


Learning2gether has been invited to present at this conference on Sunday Oct 13 1400 GMT

2013 Reform Symposium E-Conference (RSCON)




From Steve Hargadon, http://www.stevehargadon.com …

“Did I mention that this is all free?  🙂 …

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month. It’s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning, and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community.

This year’s amazing keynote lineup:  Sugata Mitra (Opening Plenary), Nicky Hockly, Rafael Parente, John Spencer, Jose Vilson, Chuck Sandy, Mark Barnes, German Doin, Mallory Fundora, Chris Lehmann, Barbara H. Sakamoto, Sue Waters, Steve Wheeler, Josh Stumpenhorst, Angela Maiers, Mark Moran, and Salome Thomas-El.

This year’s distinguished panelistsErin Klein, Ozge Karaoglu Ergin, Steven Anderson, Jackie Gerstein, Lisa Dabbs, Carla Arena, Burcu Akyol, Thomas Whitby, Pam Moran, Tom Murray, Dr. Alec Couros, Silvia Tolisano, Nicholas Provenzano, and Joe Dale.”

Download the conference program and share it with peers http://bit.ly/RSCON4Program
Download the conference flier and post it at school http://bit.ly/RSCON4Flier

Nicky Hockley blogs about the upcoming weekend …

Marisa Constantinides on PD begins at home


Read the post at http://www.emoderationskills.com/?p=1205&fb_source=pubv1

Also in this timeframe

Fri Oct 11 – Moodle MOOC 2: Week 3 Challenges & Best Practices in Moodle Activities

Nellie Deutsch

When – 1800 GMT (2:00 PM EST)

Where – WiZiQ

Fri Oct 11 23:30 GMT – and continuing into Sat Oct 12
Steve Hargadon interviews David Loertscher, Tim Lauer, and Bill Brennan on Connected Leadership  at CEM Cafe

Check out what’s going on with Connected Educator Month 

Every week night during Connected Educator Month, join Steve Hargadon from 7:30 – 8:30 pm US-Eastern Daylight Time for an hour of online relaxed and social time with some great special guests.

The recordings and other events are listed here: http://connectededucators.org/events/

Sat Oct 12 0200 to 0800 GMT Jeff Lebow streams live from KOTESOL





Learning2gether follows four midweek events Wed-Thu Oct 9-10

Learning2gether Episode 180

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/bossa_costa2013oct-64k.mp3

Maria Bossa presents her tools and projects to Cintia Costa’s undergraduate TEFL students


Maria Bossa in Argentina presented her tools and projects to Cintia Costa’s undergraduate students of Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Bahia, Brasil



Benjamin Stewart presents at Moodle MOOC 2

Moodle MOOC online is a initiative of http://www.wiziq.com/IT4ALL.

Topic: Blending technologies and feedback for EFL writers

Benjamin Steward shared how he provides formative feedback to English-as-a-foreign/second language writers through the use of Canvas (by Instructure.com) and Google Drive.  He also covered different ways EFL writers in his class experience feedback through a more transparent way of learning.  Listen in and share with others how you approach written feedback to EFL/ESL writers!

Where – in WiZiQ

When – 20:00 GMT (16:00 EDT)

Moodle MOOC 2 is a free online course that started on Oct 1, 2013.

For more information

The next event in this course is on Sunday at 1400 EDT

Steve Hargadon interviews Will Richardson, Lee Kolbert, & Karl Fisch at CEM Cafe

Wednesday, October 9 (Personalized Learning): Karl FischLee Kolbert, and Will Richardson

Check out what’s going on with Connected Educator Month 

 And other events listed here: http://connectededucators.org/events/

October is CEM – Connected Educator Month

Every week night during Connected Educator Month, join Steve Hargadon from 7:30 – 8:30 pm US-Eastern Daylight Time for an hour of online relaxed and social time with some great special guests. The recordings of our time with Dean ShareskiVicki DavisLarry Ferlazzo, and Angela Maiers are now available at http://bit.ly/connected_cafe, as well as are the links to join each night.

Thu Oct 10 1500 GMT – Elaine Hoter and Merja Karvinen – 1st of 2 free intercultural online exchange webinars



This series of 2 free webinars is for all teachers and lectures who have always wanted to connect with classes in other countries but it never actually worked out- this is your opportunity to learn how to collaborate with online partners, find partners for your topic area and age group and have a free social network to carry out your joint activities. The two webinars in this series will give you the tools to carry out successful sustainable online collaboration and give you insights on applications that can help with collaborative online learning. The series is supported by a Fulbright grant.




When? 1500 GMT

Time where you are:


Thu Oct 10 23:30 GMT – Steve Hargadon interviews Alice Keeler and Anne Mirtschin on 21st Century Classroom Management  at CEM Cafe

Check out what’s going on with Connected Educator Month 

 And other events listed here: http://connectededucators.org/events/

Learning2gether with Carla Arena and WorldCALL Scholarship Recipients

Learning2gether Episode 179

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On Sunday Oct 6 2013 we enjoyed a conversation with Carla Arena and a number of other WorldCALL Scholarship Recipients


Carla Arena, Hora Hedayati, Miguel Mendoza, were in our session today.  They and several others (pictured above) were recipients of WorldCALL Scholarships to attend the most recent WorldCALL in Glasgow this past summer. WorldCALL is an important event in the world of CALL, and takes place only every 5 years.

The discussion today will center on participants’ impressions of the event and delved into the mind shifts required for sharing learning with people like those pictured above, and how we guide students in learning pathways that inculcate the mindsets that enable our own learning.



PPT with some references: WorldCALL_digitalmetamorphosis.pptx

Carla Arena’s notes from WorldCALL

We plan more sessions hosted by WorldCALL presenters whom we hope to attract for discussion about their presentations.

Watch this space for more news, and meanwhile, here is more about WorldCALL


Proceedings: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/p3853ngyb94dazq/Short%20Papers.pdf

Program: http://www.worldcall2013.org/programme.asp 


and yesterday we missed (but we didn’t miss it, it was recorded) …

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Sat Oct 5 11:00 AM EST – Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach at Moodle MOOC 2

Leveraging Tribe as a Means to Self Actualization 



John McDermott Neill blogged his comments here: http://moocm4t.blogspot.com/