Vance Stevens presents to Moroccan teachers on SOFLA and Online Language Learning and Teaching

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Learning2gether Episode 478
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Vance Stevens was invited to give a workshop at the First Online Doctoral Seminar Series (May-July, 2020) on “Language, Culture and Society”, organized by the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Mohammed V University in Rabat

Here is the 150 word abstract submitted for the event

‘Traditional’ teaching and learning often refers to how these acts were conducted before the arrival of computers, and now that computers are ubiquitous, before the Internet became commonly used in learning. These have allowed teachers to divide their teaching into synchronous and asynchronous components, whether face-to-face or online, in so-called ‘flipped’ and ‘blended’ approaches. Because of the learning curve and technologies involved, not all teachers have been able to equally apply the affordances of technology in learning, but with the sudden closure of schools in time of pandemic it appears that those most capable of adapting have been those already adept at working in blended learning environments. This workshop is about approaches to teaching online that serve to maintain teacher presence and student engagement. The workshop will be conducted in a way that enables its participants to experiment with tools that will help them understand through experience the concepts discussed.

Related links

This is the second of three webinars in a series, where I prepared, modeled, and then debriefed my workshop on SOFLA, which stands for Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach

  1. Preparation on Sun July 12, 2020 – Vance Stevens and Laine Marshall discuss SOFLA in detail at the 16th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox Open Mic-inar
  2. Delivery on Thu July 16, 2020 – Vance Stevens presents a workshop to Moroccan teachers on SOFLA and Online Language Learning and Teaching (this blog post)
  3. Debrief on Sun July 19, 2020 – SOFLA advanced and critiqued at the 17th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox Open Mic-inar, with Vance Stevens, Laine Marxhall, Graham Stanley, Jeff Lebow, and Heike Philp


Some notes on the topic Online Language Learning and Teaching

These notes were prepared during negotiation of the topic with the conference organizers:

To be optimally effective, this should be conducted more like a workshop than a lecture. In other words, it would have the greatest impact if I could not just introduce the tools, but if we could actually conduct the workshop using some of the most appropriate tools for engaging learners online.

So a key question is, what are my opportunities for engaging your students in online spaces before the presentation? Ideally it would be good to set up some simple pre-workshop activities so as to flip the event, have them review some materials beforehand, and come prepared for the presentation, and then use distance tools to interact with them during the presentation.

I have been developing my knowledge of tools for online engagement of students beyond which ended in March. We have been experimenting with these tools in TALIN: Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN,, where you can see our 30 recorded presentations dealing with this issue since we started encountering school closures in March.

I’m framing my current efforts to engage teachers in online training in such a way that they can carry the same techniques into their online classes. I’m working on a set of articles which I am editing for TESL-EJ based in the SOFLA model of flipped learning and the Community of Inquiry approach, which according to  “represents a process of creating a deep and meaningful (collaborative-constructivist) learning experience through the development of three interdependent elements – social, cognitive and teaching presence.”

I would like to experiment with and model these techniques for the audience in Rabat and work with them a little in advance so that when they arrive at the presentation they would have some grounding in what they would be participating in.

Most recently I have been testing a tool called Miro with others in my CoP (community of practice). We have experimented with it the last two Sundays and I have just completed a blog post on the most recent test two days ago. You can find my findings and the recordings of our work here


About the audience:

  • About 50 doctoral students attend the Zoom sessions. All students are doing their doctoral research in English and belong to the department of English. Some are already practicing English language teachers.
  • Also, thousands of national and international doctoral students and aspiring junior researchers follow the Live Stream on our Facebook page.
  • We can share any reading materials on our Google classroom platform for the students attending on Zoom (eventually they added me to their platform).


About Vance’s background in teaching online

At you can see all my recent publications and presentation topics

Regarding my current topics into 2020, my recent podcasts give an indication of both my interests and my expertise; here is an index with links to all:

In January this year I gave a set of workshops on certain aspects of technology-based approaches to writing, on teaching coding in language classes, but focusing in particular on blended learning. I followed this up with an eLearning course in Feb-March which applied the principles of blended learning to the completely online environment, all archived online here,

As this led into a time when schools were starting to close and people were scrambling for insights into applying what I had been teaching to their own immediate needs and contexts, I recorded the moment in this blog post,

This explains how I started a movement I called TALIN, Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN, which has produced two dozen podcasts in the last two months, all indexed with links to the recordings at

Meanwhile we are starting our next round of EVO, Electronic Village Online, the online teacher training 5-week sessions which I have helped coordinate for the past 20 years. My most long-running contribution to that effort was a multiliteracies course I taught for ten years,, but my most recent involvement is on teacher training in games and gamification using Minecraft, and we are about to start our 7th rendition of EVO Minecraft MOOC at


Zoom Chat Logs and screenshots

21:05:08 From Mustapha Mourchid : Hello everyone
21:06:00 From Bobbi : hello
21:09:15 From Mustapha Mourchid : It’s on fb
21:09:20 From sarah ibrahimi : it’s on facebook
21:09:34 From sana sadiq : good afternoon
21:12:41 From Mustapha Mourchid : You print it
21:13:37 From Mustapha Mourchid : You print it and it will appear as one page

I had been asked to show the poster I had been sent, but what I had to hand without going into my email for it was the screenshot I had put on the materials I was about to present, here, But the poster was so large that I’d had to make separate screen shots of the top and bottom and stitch them together on that document. The seam in the middle was visible and it would not display in Zoom from my PC as a single poster. The solution was to bring it up on my iPad, connect the iPad via my home wifi to my PC, and from my PC share my iPad screen. There I was able to pinch it down to a size that displayed perfectly in the Zoom window, to everyone’s relief 🙂


21:17:09 From Mustapha Mourchid : A great expert; I already learnt a lot from the stuff he shared with us.
21:18:34 From Malak Al-gabsi : Could u pls provide us w/ the links here n the chat box??
21:19:02 From Zahra Benlahoussine : Here you go, Malak:
21:19:23 From SAIBARI ZINE EL ABIDINE : Thank you
21:19:23 From Malak Al-gabsi : Thanx a bunch!! Highly appreciated!!😊😊
21:19:44 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
This is the the link to my full text publications that had also been mentioned.
21:20:38 From Mustapha Mourchid : The Eight Steps of SOFLA 1 Pre-work 2 Sign-In Activity 3 Whole Group Application 4 Breakouts 5 Share-out 6 Preview & Discovery 7 Assignment Instructions 8 Reflection
21:22:52 From Mustapha Mourchid : (sharing the link to the pre-work “mission”)

21:23:06 From Mustapha Mourchid : (this is the link to the writeup I had prepared in advance of what I was hoping to cover today)
21:23:09 From Mustapha Mourchid : This one
21:23:30 From iPad de Glob Technology : Hi Professor Vance.
21:23:36 From Laaribi Manal : (sharing the link to my podcast, of which this webinar workshop was episode 478)
21:23:44 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
This was the wiki which I had created as the portal for the workshop
21:24:41 From Mustapha Mourchid : “Technology has, in turn, moved from supporting instruction to being its focus, as teachers have relied heavily on technology to ensure that learning continues. The immediate future of instruction in the coming academic year remains uncertain; however, technology is likely to continue playing a crucial role in whatever the new normal in education becomes.” (Marshall & Kostka, 2020, forthcoming) Mustapha was quoting from the last paragraph in the article soon to be published here,
21:27:51 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine :
This is the link to the Community of Inquiry portal page
21:30:55 From Mustapha Mourchid : Yes
21:30:56 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Yes
21:31:00 From Laaribi Manal : We can
21:31:30 From sana sadiq : Morocco also resorted to school closures starting from the 16th of March. but teaching and Learning continues through distance Learning methods using different platforms: zoom, Google classroom, Microsoft Teams or even whatsapp.
21:32:36 From Mustapha Mourchid : “SOFLA mirrors flipped learning in that work that is completed outside of class now moves to the asynchronous space, and in-class work is completed in synchronous class sessions when the teacher and students’ peers are present.” (Marshall & Kostka, 2020, forthcoming) – from the top of the section on “The SOFLA Framework,
21:34:04 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
21:36:59 From Mustapha Mourchid : I read this article “Fostering Teaching Presence through the Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach”. (Marshall & Kostka, 2020, forthcoming)
21:37:27 From Mustapha Mourchid : Of course
21:37:28 From Nadya Izzaanmiouine : yes
21:37:29 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Yes
21:40:00 From Ikram ESEGHIR : Thank you so much. No questions so far
21:43:55 From Vance Stevens – Penang :

Here I had asked what devices everyone had. The tools I was using work best on laptops.
21:44:13 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Using laptops
21:44:13 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : laptops
21:44:17 From Wafaa Nachre : laptop
21:44:18 From Taha El Hadari : laptop
21:44:27 From Astaifi Hicham : ipad
21:44:27 From Ikram ESEGHIR : laptop
21:44:36 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Not fsmilisr
21:44:40 From Mounia El Jaouhari : Android phone
21:44:49 From Rabha Sahli : Not familiar
21:44:59 From Abderrahim El Hilali : Yes
21:45:15 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : We have
21:45:30 From Vance Stevens – Penang :

Here, at about 40 minutes into the video recording, they have started doing the survey. You can see the questions in the survey and my follow up with the participants here
There you will find more images like the one below.

21:46:26 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Done
21:46:48 From Ikram ESEGHIR : Done
21:46:55 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : done
21:47:11 From Taha El Hadari : Done
21:47:34 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : It’s gained through practice
21:47:37 From SAIBARI ZINE EL ABIDINE : Done
21:47:39 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : and reflection
21:47:41 From Mustapha Mourchid : Done
21:47:50 From Rabha Sahli : Done
21:47:52 From Wafaa Nachre : It depends on how we define teaching
21:47:53 From Ikram ESEGHIR : acquisition (some unconscious)
21:47:57 From Oumaima Elghazali : We need to agree on a definition of teaching first
21:47:58 From sarah ibrahimi : done
21:48:09 From Laaribi Manal : it depends on how you define teaching.
21:48:47 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : I can’t see how learners model and demonstrate!
21:50:57 From Ikram ESEGHIR : A good teacher is by definition a good lifelong learner
21:52:19 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Not so far

For the Whole Group Application stage in SOFLA we started off using Mentimeter (now about 48 minutes into the YouTube video). You can see how we did this here:


21:53:48 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
21:54:20 From Vance Stevens – Penang : 18 88 72
21:55:46 From Mustapha Mourchid : Done
21:55:58 From Ikram ESEGHIR : Done
21:56:25 From Astaifi Hicham : Done
21:56:36 From sarah ibrahimi : done
21:56:37 From Taha El Hadari : Done
21:56:45 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : done
21:57:01 From Rabha Sahli : Done
21:57:22 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Done
21:57:23 From Ikram ESEGHIR : fine
21:57:26 From Rabha Sahli : Yes, we can move on
21:57:28 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : We can move on
21:57:29 From Oumaima Elghazali : all good!


At around 52 minutes into the video, we are brainstorming tools on the second Mentimeter slide. Participants are articulating their choices in the text chat …
21:58:08 From Mustapha Mourchid : Zoom, Adobe Connect, WebinarJam, etc.
21:58:27 From sarah ibrahimi : zoom, Teams , ppt, google hangouts
21:58:55 From Adil Lakhdar : microsoft teams
21:58:59 From minnie : Hi, nice to meet you, sir, this is wonderful!
21:59:05 From Abderrahim El Hilali : Kahoot?
21:59:08 From Mustapha Mourchid : GoToWebinar
21:59:13 From Adil Lakhdar : Microsoft teams
21:59:15 From Mustapha Mourchid : Kahoot is about games
21:59:46 From minnie to Vance Stevens – Penang(Privately) : first time here, know you from Han chee
(thanks, Minnie, I didn’t see this during the event, but my regards to Chee – Vance)
21:59:49 From Mustapha Mourchid : Kahoot can be used when teaching children
21:59:50 From Laaribi Manal : No, we’re good.
21:59:52 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : We go on
21:59:55 From Oumaima Elghazali : all good
22:00:06 From sarah ibrahimi : all set

Here, at about 54 minutes into the video, I’d asked the participants if they were ready to move on to Jamboard. There remained some discussion of why PowerPoint might be preferable to Google Slides in the Moroccan context due to bandwidth issues.

22:00:29 From Rabha Sahli : Google Slides is better than PowerPoint, but there is always a problem of connectivity that hinders presenting the content
22:00:56 From Ikram ESEGHIR : offline Tools are more accessible to our students
22:01:25 From sana sadiq : digital divide is a big issue in online teaching
22:02:04 From Astaifi Hicham : I use discord with my students
22:02:04 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : No
22:02:08 From Mustapha Mourchid : There are lots of digital tools that can be used in online learning, but the in Morocco, there are issues that hinder this.
22:02:22 From Mustapha Mourchid : But in Morocco*
22:03:25 From Heike Philp :

What we did with Jamboard is here,
I started us off by presenting the doctoral students with this Jamboard palette and inviting them to complete it:

Now the participants are trying to recall the next steps in the SOFLA model starting with step 4

22:05:34 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Share-out
22:06:39 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : It is share-out
22:08:03 From Laaribi Manal : Preview and discovery
22:08:21 From Laaribi Manal : assignment instructions, and reflection
22:08:22 From Mustapha Mourchid : 7 Assignment Instructions 8 Reflection
22:08:41 From sarah ibrahimi : assignment
22:08:47 From sarah ibrahimi : reflection
22:08:57 From Mustapha Mourchid : The Eight Steps of SOFLA 1 Pre-work 2 Sign-In Activity 3 Whole Group Application 4 Breakouts 5 Share-out 6 Preview & Discovery 7 Assignment Instructions 8 Reflection

In the video you can clearly see what was going on in Google Jamboard as we all collaborated on it. Here’s what the Jamboard looked like at the end of the process:


At 1:04 (an hour and 4 minutes) in the video, I show the breakout mission, step 4 in the SOFLA process, which I had set up in a second frame in Jamboard. Here’s where you can see how it fit in to the sequence of the lesson for today:

And here’s what the second frame looked like in Jamboard orginally,


Here’s what it looked like when the yellow sticky note was moved aside


Beneath the sticky note was the puzzle that the participants would take with them into the breakout rooms. I asked them if they had seen this kind of puzzle before.

22:11:48 From sana sadiq : no
22:11:50 From Lucy Alton : This has been delightful! Thanks so much for announcing it at Teaching and Learning In IsolatioN on Facebook. Sorry I have to leave early. Best wishes to all the teachers and learners everywhere.
22:11:51 From Mustapha Mourchid : No
22:12:01 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : 22
22:12:36 From Mustapha Mourchid : Where is the link?
22:12:37 From Amar FARYAT : 22
22:12:40 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
I managed to get this link at 1:07 into the YouTube video
22:12:57 From Heike Philp : yes we got it
22:13:22 From Mustapha Mourchid : Thanks Professor
22:13:42 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
22:14:34 From sarah ibrahimi : yes
22:14:38 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : yes
22:14:42 From minnie : yes
22:14:43 From Mounia El Jaouhari : yes
22:14:43 From Mustapha Mourchid : Yes

The breakout rooms were created at 1:08 in the video. I asked the participants if they were ready to go there (they are replying yes). Some participants called me from the breakout rooms and I joined them until at 1:14 i was called back to plenary. In that move, I arrived there muted. That was a mystery how that happened. But about two minutes went by before Dr. Yamina alerted me to the issue, and I unmuted myself.

After a few minutes I called them back to plenary for Step 5 of the SOFLA process, Share-out; see

Here they were to give the solution to the problem as they had decided in their break-out groups. By now we are at 1:18 in the video

22:17:53 From sarah ibrahimi : hello can you see the solution to the problem
22:23:26 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : We’re back!
22:23:33 From Ikram ESEGHIR : yes at last
22:23:50 From Laaribi Manal : yes
22:23:51 From Ikram ESEGHIR : yes
22:23:55 From Maria Suciu : yes
22:23:59 From Abdellah IDHSSAINE : yes
22:24:01 From Adil Errami : yes
22:24:04 From Amar FARYAT : yes sir
22:24:04 From KARIM ESSOUFI : yes
22:24:07 From sarah ibrahimi : yes
22:24:11 From Adil Lakhdar : of course
22:24:11 From Rabha Sahli : yes
22:24:15 From Adil Errami : we can hear you
22:24:16 From minnie : yes
22:24:20 From Bendaoud Nadif : We are back
22:24:26 From sarah ibrahimi : 62
22:24:31 From Rabha Sahli : 457
22:24:32 From Oumaima Elghazali : I came up with a number but its big
22:24:34 From Mounia El Jaouhari : 22
22:24:36 From Adil Errami : 765
22:24:37 From Oumaima Elghazali : 429
22:24:43 From sarah ibrahimi : my guess
22:24:43 From Taha El Hadari : 34
22:24:44 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : 22
22:24:49 From Bendaoud Nadif : 55
22:24:57 From sana sadiq : 48
22:25:02 From Mounia El Jaouhari : 22
22:25:06 From Ikram ESEGHIR : 25
22:25:10 From Astaifi Hicham : 237
22:25:21 From Adil Errami : 765
22:25:23 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Yes
22:25:26 From Mounia El Jaouhari : 22
22:25:27 From Taha El Hadari : 33
22:25:28 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Clocks are 7’s
22:25:38 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
22:25:53 From Oumaima Elghazali : two are 9 the third is a 3
22:26:05 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Yes
22:26:05 From Oumaima Elghazali : yes
22:26:05 From SAIBARI ZINE EL ABIDINE : yes
22:26:05 From Ikram ESEGHIR : YES
22:26:38 From Mustapha Mourchid : Finally, I could join the Zoom room. I don’t know what has happened.
22:26:50 From Adil Errami : no difference
22:26:51 From Oumaima Elghazali : they all look the same to me..
22:27:08 From Malak Al-gabsi : 414
22:27:35 From Oumaima Elghazali : + and a – is a zero
22:27:45 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : 15
22:27:46 From Ikram ESEGHIR : 15
22:27:47 From Oumaima Elghazali : a zero
22:27:51 From Adil Errami : 15
22:27:52 From Amar FARYAT : 15
22:28:52 From Oumaima Elghazali : 9
22:28:55 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : 64
22:29:04 From Adil Errami : 9
22:29:05 From Mustapha Mourchid : 9
22:29:20 From Malak Al-gabsi : 414 is the result
22:29:25 From Taha El Hadari : 30
22:29:25 From Adil Errami : 12
22:30:24 From Laaribi Manal : 333
22:30:45 From Taha El Hadari : 117
22:30:46 From Vance Stevens – Penang : no
22:30:55 From Tooba Kamil : 333
22:31:03 From Vance Stevens – Penang : Laarib MANAL … and Tooba Kamil both both got it!
22:31:06 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Manal
22:31:10 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Congrats
22:31:14 From Laaribi Manal : haha. Thank you.
22:31:27 From Mounia El Jaouhari : Congrats Manal!

I was ready to rush on to step 6, but the participants wanted to have the soluton explained, so we used the Jamboard to illustrate our explanation. I started sharing it at 1:20 into the video.


22:32:42 From Laaribi Manal : 9+ (9*12*3)
22:32:48 From Taha El Hadari : 324
22:32:50 From Adil Errami : why 36? I think there is something wrong
22:33:13 From Laaribi Manal : 9+324=333
22:33:32 From Adil Errami : 12
22:34:27 From Abderrahim El Hilali : Multiplication comes before addition in Rules of Arithmetic Operations

I ask, “Are you happy with that? Any questions,” at 1:29 in the video – and it’s almost 11 at night for me, so we decide to wind things up 🙂
22:35:00 From Mustapha Mourchid : Yes
22:35:03 From Mustapha Mourchid : No questions
22:35:04 From Laaribi Manal : Yes
22:35:12 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Yes, it’s interesting
22:35:17 From Abdelmalek El Morabit : Thanks for sharing
22:35:23 From Oumaima Elghazali : Thank you! this is good
22:35:31 From SAIBARI ZINE EL ABIDINE : Yes ,thank you
22:36:12 From Mustapha Mourchid : El Attar
22:36:24 From Ikram ESEGHIR : Thank you for sharing these interesting tools
22:36:36 From minnie : thank you so much
22:37:11 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : Should we follow the same order why applying them??

At 1:37 in the YouTube video we jump to steps 6, 7, and 8, the reflection stage, all at once in Lino, see, and from there move to a final Q & A session …
22:37:48 From Vance Stevens – Penang :


22:39:39 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : Should we follow the same order while applying the eight stages??
22:39:57 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
I had set up a Fliprid for the participants to provide final reflectons, but we had been going almost 2 hours (having fun, but getting hungry)
22:41:59 From Ikram ESEGHIR : Maybe Reflection should come before step 6 because learners should reflect on what has been done bfore Moving forward
22:42:07 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : Do the eight stages work for all categories of learners? I mean adults, kids…
22:43:03 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
22:44:32 From Ikram ESEGHIR : What is needed is constructive precise feedback she can use to improve the model
22:45:25 From Mustapha Mourchid : Can you talk about formative and summative assessment in relation to online teaching and learning? Thanks a lot Professor.
22:47:05 From Heike Philp : Yes, I can give you the URL of the Zoom room
22:47:53 From Heike Philp :
22:47:56 From iPad de Glob Technology : since we teach online , how can we test or assess online?
22:48:16 From Heike Philp : its on the 25th
22:48:27 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : Thank you, Heike Philp
22:48:29 From Mustapha Mourchid : That’s what I am asking about. We need to talk about assessing students online
22:49:04 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
22:49:32 From Rabha Sahli : online assessment is still an issue, especially under these circumstances
22:50:02 From Mustapha Mourchid : But we are talking about online teaching and learning.
22:50:09 From Abderrahim El Hilali : Are there any other techniques that we could use with students with special needs (Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder)?
22:50:53 From Mustapha Mourchid : Can you talk about formative and summative assessment in relation to online teaching and learning? Thanks a lot Professor.
22:50:54 From Ezzahra Benlahoussine : It was very interesting. Thank you so much.
22:51:05 From Heike Philp : Ikram raised her hand
22:51:17 From Bendaoud Nadif : Thank you for this insightful and useful presentation.Could you share
22:51:21 From sana sadiq : thank you
22:51:26 From Mounia El Jaouhari : Thank you for your insightful lecture Professor!
22:51:40 From Bendaoud Nadif : Could you share the presenation, please?
22:51:49 From Mustapha Mourchid : Thanks a lot Professor for this informative webinar.
22:52:02 From SAIBARI ZINE EL ABIDINE : Thank you very much.
22:52:09 From minnie : thanks a lot
22:52:15 From Rabha Sahli : Thank you so much.
22:52:20 From Amar FARYAT : Thank you Professor
22:52:24 From Oumaima Elghazali : Thank you very much! this was very informative
22:52:28 From sarah ibrahimi : thank you so much Dr.stevens for such a transformative presentation thanks for sharing all the links.
22:52:31 From Adil Errami : Thank you so much Sir! Nice meeting you!
22:52:38 From Mustapha Mourchid : Don’t forget to clap!
22:52:56 From Heike Philp : How many were watching the livestream on FB?
22:53:02 From Mustapha Mourchid : A great presentation!
22:53:03 From Rabha Sahli : 👏👏👏👏👏
22:53:13 From Mustapha Mourchid : I gues 57
22:53:16 From Mustapha Mourchid : Guess*
22:53:33 From Mustapha Mourchid : 28 are still watching now
22:53:36 From Rabha Sahli : Excellent Workshop,much appreciated
22:53:44 From Heike Philp : thx Mustapha
22:53:59 From Ikram ESEGHIR : Thank you
22:54:05 From Vance Stevens – Penang :
22:54:08 From Karima Mehanny : tha4
22:54:13 From Mustapha Mourchid : Welcome Heike
22:54:13 From Karima Mehanny : thank you
22:54:16 From sarah ibrahimi : thank you All
22:54:37 From Adil Errami : Thank you again
22:55:29 From Tooba Kamil : thanks
22:55:31 From sarah ibrahimi : 👏👏👏👏

I know I did not address a lot of these questions, but they could be asked in the Google Classroom set up for this course, for those who can access it:

And I did not really model the last 3 steps in the process, but what I had in mind, had we had more time, was in the plan here

Promotion and Feedback

This event was posted to these Facebook Groups

And posted as a message to this

Also the Online Doctoral Seminar Series streamed the event on its Facebook page


I didn’t know in advance that they were streaming the event or I would have announced it in my own promotions – but I’m very glad that they did! (Vance 🙂

And from the series organizers:

What is TALIN?

TALIN stands for Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN,

The idea for TALIN was prompted by suggestions in numerous cross-fertilizing communities of practice that there was needed a space where members of these CoPs could meet online and talk informally to one another about how they are dealing with changes in their personal and professional contexts and what they are doing to help others in this trying time of pandemic.

Learning2gether can host TALIN events in Zoom during times of isolation/lockdown if they are intended to be recorded and shared with the wider community, and if they take place between 02:00-14:00 UTC

TALIN events here are open to all and free to attend.

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More about TALIN, as presented at international online conferences

Earlier Events

Sun 12 July noon UTC – 16th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar


Tue 14 July noon UTC Flipped Learning Q&A with Laine Marshall and Carolina Rodriguez Buitrago

Graham Stanley invited us to this Flipped Learning Q&A with Laine Marshall and Carolina Rodriguez Buitrago

The text says to join the live session here

This is what it looked like once it got going …

Here is how questions were handled by the BBC chat moderator, Monica

Major takeaway: The 4 E’s – Equity, Enrich, Engage, Empower

I like FB streams because you can visit the stream link later and get the watch video.

When I put this link in my wordpress blog, usually it plays it.


Mon 13 July  2 am ET – Amira Salama on TESOL Career Path Development PD Network Summer 2020 Webinar Series


Wed 15 July 1800 UTC Liz England at NileTESOL PD Event

#NileTESOL#PD_Committee cordially invites you to the second session of its #PD#Debate Series.

We are excited and eternally grateful to our very special guest of honor Professor Liz England for accepting the invitation!

The Motion: #Women outnumber #men in the fields of language learning and teaching for #cognitive rather than #social/societal reasons.

Supporting the Motion:
Dr Haggag Mohamed, Associate Professor, South Valley University, Egypt
Ms Amira Erfan, Teacher Trainer, Egypt

Opposing the Motion:
Prof Liz England, Principal at Liz England & Associates, the US
Mr Wael Amer, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor, University Centers for Career Development, The American University in Cairo


Sun-Thu 12-16 July FLIP TECH 2020 online conference

FLIP TECH Attendee Form, free registration;!!DeIc-uvKXH9G!rDujZCO6GWtB9KMZAx7vvP9eg2wH2zu8Mcez_51mpBt8QOY9zzLZc82J9ePNfnkR26u-$

Here is what the above form looks like after filling in.
It has a link to the 25-page schedule here:


FLIP TECH Flyer:;!!DeIc-uvKXH9G!rDujZCO6GWtB9KMZAx7vvP9eg2wH2zu8Mcez_51mpBt8QOY9zzLZc82J9ePNftcMUbHF$


Graham Stanley shared this to

Here is what Graham posted to Remote Teaching. The TinyURLs point to Laine’s links 


Busy? Doesn’t fit your schedule? Missed it entirely??

Most presentations are already released online digitally for you to view even if you can’t make the 1 hour LIVE chat with the presenter.

FlipTech2020 is a grassroots online event by The Flipped Learning Network, EDU@YourBest, and #Flipclasschat as a community service to teachers and schools in this difficult time free of charge because everyone needs to more about…

“Making teaching work in 2020”

I’m not sure where to find the video recordings, but here is an example impressive session from 9 a.m. Sunday July 12

Flipping the Professional Development – Milica Vukadin created an interactive presentation with videos and a quiz. To explore it click on the yellow buttons.

The presentation was created in


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The date of this update is July 28, 2020 07:00 UTC

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