PhD candidate Filipo Lubua intereviews Vance Stevens about CALL academic entrepreneurialism

Learning2gether Episode #386

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On March 20, Filipo Lubua interviewed Vance Stevens about his role as an CALL academic entrepreneur.

Filipo Lubua is a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology program at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Greg Kessler, one of his dissertation advisors, recommended Vance to Filip as a suitable participant for his research, a study to understand academic entrepreneurial activities related to Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL).
As Filipo sees it, a CALL academic entrepreneur is any faculty, staff or graduate student who has created one or more technological tools or services that aim at providing support for language learning and/or teaching in any level of education. CALL entrepreneurs may not necessarily have established companies or firms for distributing their tools or services, but will have customers or target group of people who benefit from those products or services. In this episode, Filipo talks with Vance about the path he took during entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and exploitation, and the outcomes of that entrepreneurial endeavor.

Where? Google Hangout on Air

Vance’s normal streaming computer was out of commission and I had to use my wife’s Macbook. To record the hangout, I downloaded Screencast-o-Matic for the purpose. It did a great job as far as getting set up was concerned, and I was easily able to record my screen and audio, but the free version recording stopped after 15 minutes. At least it provides a talking head to associate with the audio that Filipo was recording and shared with me.

15 min Recording:

The mp3 of full the full two hour conversation is here

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Earlier events

Sun March 11 14:00 UTC Learning2gether with Helaine Marshall – International Film Club

March 15-17 VWBPE2018 virtual conference

The Call for Proposals for the VWBPE 2018 Conference is OPEN!

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What scares you, but intrigues you about the new tech trends that are coming, and how can they be used for our purposes?

What exciting potential do you see in Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality? How do we bring them into the classroom, the boardroom, the office, the studio – to push the boundaries of what we do thus far?

The three formats for this year’s conference presentations are Spotlight Presentations, Hands on Technology Workshops, and Compass Points Roundtable Discussions. Proposals for Exhibits and Immersive Experiences are open now as well. We are a community, and everyone has an opportunity to share, whether you are an educator or have another role. VWBPE is not just for teachers!

The deadline for presentation proposals is January 8, 2018. That seems like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it! Your colleagues want to know what you’re working on, and what you’re interested in. You want to know what they are working on – encourage the people you know to send in their proposals!

Sat Mar 17 1200 EST – Meredith Akers on Classroom 2.0 – CREATE not just CONSUME

Saturday, March 17, 2018
“CREATE not just CONSUME: ENGAGING Strategies to Demonstrate Learning”
Presented by Meredith AkersWe are delighted to welcome Meredith Akers as our special guest presenter for this week’s webinar! It is so exciting to be able to feature and learn from an administrator who “walks the talk” with the amazing ways she incorporates and models the use of technology with her teachers!Webinar Description: Let’s get students using tech to not only consume content but to CREATE! Not only does creation get students thinking at much higher levels, it is also much more engaging! Learn cool strategies students will be excited to work on in your classroom from easily creating animated videos to creating voice command choose-your-own-adventure stories to creating your own gifs, memes and many more simple to implement strategies that your students will love!Meredith Akers is a wife, mom, and elementary school administrator who believes that the best way to help others grow is to model expectations through relationship building, staff developments, meetings, hallway interactions, reflection, technology integration and application, and instructional practices. Her daily aspiration is to make a positive impact and to leave those she serves better off for having interacted with her.

Meredith currently serves as Assistant Principal at Ault Elementary in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD outside of Houston, TX. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 and a FlipGrid Certified Educator. Meredith has led numerous professional development sessions on her campus, for her district, at conferences, and as a consultant including book studies, Google apps workshops, and training for school leaders to better utilize tech tools. Meredith is passionate about helping educators connect and grow. She is a co-founder and co-moderator of #CFISDAPchat (every other Thursday at 8:00pm CST) and co-moderator of #TXed (each and every Wednesday night at 8:30pm CST). Join the conversation!

Meredith blogs at about educational leadership, ed tech tools and applications, and great instructional practices. You can connect with Meredith on Twitter by following @Meredith Akers.

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