Vance Stevens interviews Nellie Deutsch at the CO20 Live Online Conference

Learning2gether Episode 439

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Vance Stevens interviewed Nellie Deutsch at Connecting Online, the CO20 Live Online Conference. The idea for the interview was at my suggestion, the interview was recorded in Zoom and uploaded to YouTube here:

In my promotion of the event at, I wrote that I would “inventory Nellie’s projects, find out how she started out on and eventually arrived at her blend of free and remunerative endeavors, and probe her motivations and aspirations. ”

Nellie prepared in advance for these questions and came equipped with slides answering them. This made my job as interviewer one of the easiest that I have ever conducted.

Here is what the event looked like in the CO20 program here:


The slides referred to above (Nellie’s) are here:

As noted above, the interview was a part of the three-day free annual online conference described below.

Feb 21-23 The 11th annual connecting online conference 2020

Links given at the post above

Post Conference

After the conference, Nellie thanked her presenters, put all the videos up on a playlist, and handed out certificates to presenters. Other levels of certification are possible. You can find out more here about this — “Digital Badges will be available for introductions, feedback, and for reflecting on 5 of the live online sessions”

Earlier events

Thu 20 Feb 12 noon UTC LEARNING2GETHER episode 438 – Opening webinar for course on Blended Learning

Sun Feb 23 noon UTC – iTDi hosts Facebook Live with Marcos Benevides talking about his upcoming course on task-based language teaching

Marcos Benevides has been involved in TBLT for nearly twenty years! And he is currently researching task-based assessment, which will also inform this course.

His most recent book is Widgets Inc.: A task-based course in workplace English, 2nd Edition. Since its original release in 2008, Widgets has been widely recognized as the first practical, truly task-based coursebook.

Marcos is also an award-winning co-author and editor of nearly fifty ELT titles! His books have been nominated for British Council ELTon Awards three times (2011, 2015, and 2019), and have won twice. He has also received the 2010 Duke of Edinburgh English Book Award and several Extensive Reading Foundation awards.

If you want to find out more about task-based language teaching, and his upcoming course, join Marcos on Sunday, 23 February at 12:00 GMT.

(Check what time this is for you.) The event will be broadcast simultaneously on theiTDi Facebook page and in the iTDi Zoom Room.


Sun 23 Feb 1500 UTC – TESOL CALL-IS webinar Ways of promoting Creativity in the Classroom with Vicky Saumell

TESOL CALL-IS cordially invites you to attend the webinar “Ways of promoting Creativity in the Classroom” with Vicky Saumell.

Date: Sunday February 23, 2020.
Time: 10:00 am (GMT -5) / 12:00 pm (GMT -3) / 3:00 pm GMT

Please join this webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

  1. Go to the CALL Interest Section-TESOL YouTube Channel. Use the following links: or
  2. Then, go to the video that says “Live” Session and has the title of this webinar.
  3. Click the play button and enjoy it!

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