Maha Abdulmoneim, Maria Colussa and Hello Little World: The Magic of Networks

Learning2gether Episode 249


Download  mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/learning2gether-about-the-magic-of-networks-acspaxo9oho.mp3?

On Sunday Nov 30 Learning2gether was privileged to meet with Maha Abdulmoneim, Maria Colussa and her colleagues at Hello Little World to discuss – The Magic of Networks

Where?

Google+ Hangout

What is this about?

The Magic of Networks with Maha Abdelmoneim, Maria Colussa, and others from Hello Little World

In our last Learning2gether event on Sunday Nov 23, Ali Bostangioglu presented a comprehensive set of demographics based on his research into the Webheads CoP. There was some discussion of who was a Webhead. For the purpose of Ali’s study, Webheads are members of either the Yahoo Group (about 1050 registered email addresses), the Facebook group (about 100), or the Webheadsinaction Google+ Community (135).  The point was made that the community likely extends to a wider network, though for Ali’s purposes, this is not quantifiable.

However, we had one participant there, Sebastian from Kerala, who mentioned in text chat that he was in the Hello Little World network. I recognized that this was the community that Maria Colussa identifies with in her Skype byline, and I asked Sebastian if he knew her. Indeed he did, and then I recalled that I have Maria in my circles as one of the Multiliteracies group, not Webheads. The point was being made through example that people like Maria and Sebastian, (and Maha Abdelmoneim another participant in online spaces such as I have a Question and in various MOOCs where Maria and I meet occasionally, and whom we invited to join us in our recent GEC presentation) might not identify themselves as Webheads but can be found actively interacting with us nevertheless in our wider networks.

This HoA seeks to gather colleagues from the wider network to meet with us and try to characterize something of the magic inherent in these wider networks.

Links mentioned in the conversation

Announcements:

Webheadsinaction.org archive
http://webheadsinaction.org/maha-abdulmoneim-maria-colussa-and-hello-little-world-magic-networks

Earlier this week

Sun Nov 23 LEARNING2GETHER with Ali Bostancioglu preliminary findings from research on Webheads CoP

https://learning2gether.net/2014/11/23/learning2gether-with-ali-bostancioglu-about-his-preliminary-findings-from-research-on-webheads-cop/

Wed Nov 26 Nellie Deutsch – Teachers Micro Teaching in Pairs

Recording link

Sat Nov 29 1500 GMT Susan Hillyard YLT Webinar: The Gift and Craft of Storytelling in ELT

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2145585-ylt-webinars-the-gift-and-craft-of-storytelling-in-elt

Presented by:Susan Hillyard

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZl_wFsvjHIeTYSfPCTFDYoFMqwyEvAzrNTQpXEKx1E/edit?pli=1

Sat Nov 29 1500 GMT IATEFL Monthly Webinar with Fiona Dunlop – ‘How to access CPD’

IATEFL monthly webinars are free of charge and are open to both members and non-members of IATEFL. No pre-registration is required, just click on the link on the day to join the webinar so please feel free to share this link with other colleagues and friends.

More information on IATEFL Webinars is at http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

To join the webinar, click here

http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/iateflwebinar/

  • Ensure “Enter as Guest” is selected
  • Enter your name and country
  • Click “Enter room

Future IATEFL Monthly Webinars scheduled as of Nov 21, 2014

check http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars for updates

iatefl 2col logo best small More details to follow shortly:

One thought on “Maha Abdulmoneim, Maria Colussa and Hello Little World: The Magic of Networks

  1. Pingback: Learning2gether with Ryan Buchanan about tablet technology for teachers | Learning2gether

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s