Learning2gether with EFL Magazine Online Teaching Summit and Nellie Deutsch showing us Zoom

Learning2gether Episode 304

Learning2gether had a longtime arrangement to meet with Nellie Deutsch on Dec 6 on Zoom Meetings vs. Virtual Classes. When I became aware that she was also deeply involved in the two day EFL Magazine Online Teaching Summit hosted by Philip Pound Dec 5 and 6 I asked her if she was sure she wanted to keep her commitment. After all she was involved in setting up WizIQ for the conference and was constantly listening in and interjecting where needed Saturday and Sunday. Plus, the time she had agreed to demonstrate Zoom, she was also due to speak at EFLMOTS the following hour. In the end, she did it all, and seamlessly.

In this video you can see the result from the perspective of a participant who recorded in Camtasia and posted to YouTube: https://youtu.be/QqV0VAU3sS4

Nellie shared the mp4 she produced as host of the event in Zoom  and I posted that to YouTube: https://youtu.be/R-3f3Cz8WYs

Here is how we introduced Nellie’s Learning2gether event

Dr. Nellie Deutsche will showcase Zoom.com and compare it to virtual class platforms such as Adobe Connect, BB Collaborate, Mconf/BBB and WizIQ and how you can get them all for free. There will be a discussion of the pros and cons of each.

There was a Google+ event page:

You could Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone:
+1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 531 800 7710
International numbers available:

Nellie’s ZOOM tutorials:

Nellie’s tutorials comparing online tools

Here is the text chat copied and saved from the Zoom meeting

05:49:01 From Vance : I hear you Nellie, can you hear me?
05:56:30 From jeff : Howdy, Wife is sleeping, so I can’t make too much noise and I still need to do some prep for the rapidly approaching Monday morning, but wanted to stop by to check things out.
05:56:42 From jeff : Very nice first impression of Zoon
05:56:50 From jeff : Zoom
05:58:24 From jeff : 11pm
05:58:34 From jeff : wife crashed a bit early this evening
05:58:39 From jeff : Yes. Korea.
06:03:33 From jeff : It is Jeff Lebow
06:04:01 From jeff : Trying to at least get my webcam recognized, but having some issues. Must be some rust in the system 🙂
06:06:53 From jeff : Options/Annotate
06:07:17 From jeff : In full screen mode
06:11:17 From Vance : thanks
06:19:10 From Chris Fry (Barcelona) : There appears to be a chat facility, too
06:19:45 From Vance : we’re following chat
06:21:03 From glenyshanson : Hi Chris!
06:23:28 From Chris Fry (Barcelona) : I’m really impressed by the quality of the video
06:24:45 From Chris Fry (Barcelona) : I’m just downloading the app on my Tablet
06:25:10 From jeff : Me too. Great video and audio quality. Seems very light as well.
06:27:16 From jeff : I need to step out, but thanks very much for introducing this Nellie and Vance. I haven’t had such a good first date since my first ‘Hangout’.
06:27:29 From Vance : great 🙂
06:27:52 From Morteza Barin : so should we pay for using it in our teaching and learning
06:28:21 From Nellie Deutsch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzhbOhy7Qxo
06:29:03 From Nellie Deutsch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4nZu_XtdOU
06:29:45 From Nellie Deutsch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baPEopK39jM
06:33:15 From glenyshanson : Thanks Nellie, Vance and everyone.
06:33:16 From Chris Fry (Barcelona) : E:\Users\Chris\My Documents\Zoom\2015-12-06 15.32.25 Nellie Deutsch’s Personal Meeting Room 5318007710

Click to enroll in a self-paced online course with ongoing support and coach by your side to learn about, schedule, and practice teaching in virtual classes with BigBlueButton and WizIQ on Moodle

Link here to previous conversations between Vance Stevens and Dr. Nellie Deutsch




EFL Magazine Online Teaching Summit – Saturday & Sunday December 5 & 6

In order to participate, you need to register and wait for an email with subject Online Teaching Summit

Once you sign up, look for a mail from Philip Pound. It should look like this.

As far as I can tell it’s the only way to get the link to access this conference live


Earlier this week

Learning2gether Episode 303 Sun Nov 29 1400 to 1900 UTC – Moodle MOOC 7


Thu Dec 03 1800 UTC Globinar – Amélie Silvert on how to Empower students and give them a voice

This is a copy / paste of Jürgen Wagner’s post-paratory email, which sums up well this event

Click on this hyperlink to display the full version of this follow-up mail.

According to our server there was a maximum of 69 simultaneous attendees last night, but …

The follow-up e-mail is sent to 200 registrants from 38 different countries   

Algeria – Argentina – Austria – Chile – Croatia –
Czech Republic – Egypt – Estonia – France – Germany –
Great Britain – Greece – Guyana – India – Iran –
Italy – Jordan – Luxembourg – Macedonia – Mexico –
Morocco – Netherlands – Peru – Poland – Portugal –
Romania – Russia – Saudi Arabia – Slovakia – South Africa –
Spain – Switzerland – Togo – Tunisia -Turkey –
Ukraine – United States of America – Uruguay

Register for further Globinars at:


Please, REMEMBER to enter your feedback into the following padlet: 
Best wishes

Jürgen Wagner

Meanwhile Nellie Deutsch wrapped up her Learn to Blend and Flip your Classes with Technology from January 5 – December 4, 2015

The course offers new, veteran, and future teachers theoretical and practical knowledge on how to teach and learn using technology. The topics of the course will focus on applying the science of learning, ways to transform teachers, promote a learning partnership with students, will how to set up team and motivate students to become lifelong learners, and finally to teach small chunks in a live online class or micro teaching in pairs. Teachers will develop a philosophy of education statement and learn how to share it with the world.

Link to enrol: https://www.wiziq.com/course/92339-teaching-with-technology


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