Learning2gether with Prof. dr. Jozef Colpaert discussing 12 CALL Challenges

Learning2gether Episode 201

On Sun Feb 9 Jozef Colpaert discussed 12 CALL Challenges as an Electronic Village Online event for Week 4 (Clustering) in MultiMOOC EVO session and as a Connecting Online 14 conference event (CO14)

What was this about?

Where? WizIQ


Our discussion stems from Dr. Colpaert’s presentation at WorldCALL in Glasgow, July 2013

The 12 challenges Jozef Colpaert recently identified and presented at WorldCALL 2013 in Glasgow are classified into three categories:

  1. contextual (academic meritocracy, academic value of CALL, myths/hypes and broad-public perception),
  2. methodological (design, replication, slow research and transdisciplinarity), and
  3. epistemological (open, psychological, smart and sustainable aspects)

As per http://www.linkedin.com/in/colpaert

Shortly after this presentation, on Feb 9 Curt Bonk presented also at C014
on Publishing of an Open Access (free) PDF


Curt’s recording also mysteriously disappeared

Curt Bonk posted more information on this talk on Facebook

My talk today for “Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning Conference (CO14)” is uploaded. Talk title: “Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace.”

Here is the video to my session (hit Coursefeed on the left): http://www.wiziq.com/course/12066-connecting-online-fo…See More

Tomorrow morning, I will present from 10:30-11:30 EST for a MOOC Research Summit at Penn State. It is an update to my MOOC research talk, “A Mixed Methods Look at Self-Directed Online Learning: MOOCs, Open Education, and Beyond.”

Curt Bonk’s last book – Adding TEC-Variety

Dr. Colpaert’s and Dr. Bonk’s events were both part of CO14, the Connecting Online virtual conference organized by Dr. Nellie  Deutsch Feb 7-9, 2014

at these links:

Recordings of previous Connecting Online events can be found here:

Some sample events from the three day conference:

Fri Feb 7 Bob Diotelevi Copyright dot com: Teaching old dogs new clicks
Class Presenter: Dr. Bob Diotalevi
Class Date: Friday, February 07, 2014
Class Time: 12:00 PM ((GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Click here to access the class.

Fri Feb 7 Jason Levine ELT Techniques: The festival redux
Class Presenter: Jason R. Levine
Class Title: CO14: ELT Techniques: The Festival Redux.
Class Date: Friday, February 07, 2014
Class Time: 1:00 PM ((GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Click here to access the class.

Sat Feb 8 CO14 Ramesh Sharma Virtual worlds, social networking, social learning and pedagogy
Class Presenter: Dr. Ramesh Sharma
Class Title: CO14: Virtual Worlds: Social Networking, Social Learning and Pedagogy.
Class Date: Saturday, February 08, 2014
Class Time: 11:00 AM ((GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Click here to access the class.

Sat Feb 8 Mbarek Akaddar at CO14 on Webquests
Mbarek Akaddar’s talk is entitled Using Webquests to Break Down Cultural Stereotypes

The discussion is about using webquests to meet the following objectives:

  • Develop skeptical attitudes towards stereotypes
  • Discover  inaccuracies of stereotypes
  • Identify the causes of stereotypes
  • Suggest different ways to break down stereotypes

Sat Feb 8 CO14 Carissa Peck Getting Twitterpated
Class Presenter: Carissa Peck
Class Title: CO14: Getting Twitterpated with Carissa Peck.
Class Date: Saturday, February 08, 2014
Class Time: 3:00 PM ((GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
Click here to access the class.

Sat Feb 8 CO14 Stephen Downes
A personal learning framework

As we evolved into the next generation of MOOCs, it will become increasingly important to be able to manage our personal learning activities ourselves, rather than to depend on a particular institution. In this presentation, Stephen Downes outlines and defends this proposition, showing how personal learning support will benefit people from school through formal education through to the workplace.

Sun Feb 9 Dr Revathy Viswanathan at CO14
Dr Revathy Viswanathan kicked off CO14 for Sunday Feb 9 noon GMT with a talk entitled
“Scope for Teacher Development in Digital Era”

Teachers in this digital era have varied teaching experiences in their classrooms. Every session is challenging and educative to both teachers and that is facilitated more by advanced technologies. With the growing trend of using emerging technologies, it has become essential for teachers to update their knowledge of integrating technology in a traditional classroom. It must be stated that universities have to pave way for augmenting the use of new technologies in a classroom by revamping curriculum periodically. In that way it provides opportunity for teachers to develop their teaching and professional skills besides providing exposure to new technological tools to students. In this presentation, the presenter would share her experience of using Wiki and Blogs with her students in teaching written communication. She would further highlight the way those tools had helped her to design materials for learning and also created opportunities for encouraging students to work in online platforms.

And earlier this week, there were also

Feb 2 MultiMOOC session – Ali Bostancioglu

Mon Feb 3 Graham Stanley – Kids, Video Games, Images & ELT
An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event

Nik Peachey

Nik Peachey | Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer

On Teacher Development: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/NikPeachey
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICT4ELT
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nikpeachey
Google +:  http://tinyurl.com/cwkcp55

Hello Little World, Feb 24

Is MOOCs making us stupid?

Here’s the teaser

And now the hangout

It resonates with me where Keith talks about his disorientation since the first MOOC he attended, where he had to figure out how to do it better next time. He concludes, “Almost anything you pick in a MOOC will work for you … One of the things I learned to give up very quickly was trying to get it all.  I’m not going to.”

At 25:01 Dave says, “I wonder if that binding that you’re talking about when we look at … one of the first criticisms that people have of the Internet, of Twitter, of MOOCs,  abundant things generally … and I see certainly the potential of rhizomatic learning totally bundled with abundance … I wonder if the shaping that normally happens in curriculum is about creating certainty through scarcity — so that we say that these are the things that we’re going to learn, and then as learners we’ve gotten accustomed to not missing anything, being getting all the curriculum because we were supposed to get it all, and whether or not that’s one of the sort of underlying  constructs of the paper based world that needs to be opened up for people to be able to learn and think rhizomatically.”

Wed 5 Feb Susan Hillyard – Challenging ELT

“Challenging ELT: Challenging the Methodology to Reach Challenging Students”

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event

More information here: http://yltsigevo2014.wordpress.com/times-dates/

Wed Feb 5 Steve Hargadon and panel on NMC On the Horizon: Social Networks


1700 GMT where you are is


Announced on EdTech Mojo http://gplus.to/edtechmojo

Thu Feb 6 Shelly Terrell at Moodle MOOC 3

Shelly Sanchez Terrell presents

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Insights into E-Pedagogy from Dr. Seuss


Fri Feb 7 ICT4ELT EVO session with Arjana Blazic


Took place in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)


Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Please go to this link http://ict4elt2014.pbworks.com/w/page/74655704/Tools%20for%20Online%20Testing and watch the recording from Youtube. The slides from presentation, chatlog scripts and screenshots are also available.

Feb 8 David Crystal streamed live by Heike Philp

Heike Philp IATEFL

Livestreaming of Grand Opening of the new offices in Faversham http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/faversham, starting at 11:30am until 1pm UK time (GMT) with special guest David Crystal speaking at 12pm in Adobe Connect.

Sat 8 Feb Barbara Sakomoto – Of Icebergs and Whales

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event

More information here: http://yltsigevo2014.wordpress.com/times-dates/

Sat Feb 8 eBookEVO Hangout – Week 4 overview

Please go to this page when the event starts, http://ebookevo.pbworks.com/hangouts
Sylvia Guinan, André J. Spang, Jackie Gerstein, Debora Tebovich, & Shelly Sanchez Terrell will go over your 4 missions and completing and publishing Chapter 1.

Moodle MOOC 3 continued through end of February

Moodle MOOC 3 started on February 1 , and ends on February 28, 2014.

Events take place in WizIQ (click here to acces the course).

The theme of the current MOOC is collaborative learning and connecting online for instruction and learning.

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