Vance Stevens on the importance of learning about blended & hybrid eLearning through engagement in communities of practice

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On Friday, April 30, 2021, Vance Stevens gave a presentation on the importance of learning about blended and hybrid eLearning through engagement in communities of practice


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The following was posted April 30, 2021, on Facebook
What an honour to have an international TESOL expert with over 150 publications in the field !!
Thank you Vance Stevens..

Vance Stevens lives in Penang, Malaysia. Founder/coordinator of Webheads in Action  and, he has produced over 500 podcast episodes since 2010. He has been On the Internet section editor of TESL-EJ since 2002. and has over 150 publications, many available at, dealing with students using computers to learn languages and teachers learning to teach using technology by engaging in communities of practice and in participatory cultures. He has co-coordinated TESOL/CALL-IS Electronic Village Online (EVO) since 2003, and has co-moderated EVO Minecraft MOOC for the past 7 years. He was recently awarded the 2019 CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

You can follow the presentation slides here: 
Results from the Poll Everwhere survey and from the Padlet wall are included in the slides.

It was good to see Mike Kenteris and Benjamin Stewart there.

Mike shared this page in an effort to get into a finer definition of CoPs


Zoom Chat Logs

20:08:34 From Vance Stevens :
20:11:10 From Vance Stevens :
20:17:48 From Mona Zubi : Could we get all the links in the chat please?
20:17:58 From Mr Mike KEDU :
20:18:07 From Mona Zubi : Thank you!
20:18:33 From Sundos Ismail : I can’t have an access to the links
20:19:01 From Blue Ocean : try the one Mona put on FB
20:20:17 From Mona Zubi : You might need a VPN 😊
20:20:52 From Sundos Ismail : Okay… I’ll try thanks
20:28:53 From Benjamin : personal learning network
20:53:28 From Vance Stevens :
21:05:49 From Mr Mike KEDU :
21:09:33 From Benjamin : Thank you Vance for a great talk!
21:10:10 From Benjamin : To be autonomous: build a personal learning network.
21:11:02 From Benjamin : Perhaps those in your PLN are those you work with while others might come from building professional relationships with those outside your workplace.
21:11:20 From Benjamin : A PLN involves setting personal and professional goals.
21:12:26 From Benjamin : Connecting with others and sharing and reflecting on your own teaching and learning practice is key.
21:17:26 From Benjamin : Thanks everyone!


Promotion of Blue Oceans webinars, and Feedback

April 16-May 7 – 2nd international online TESOL conference – Blue Ocean Language School in Damascus

The second international online TESOL conference organized by Blue Ocean Language School in Damascus with many international speakers in the line-up took place in Zoom, hosted by Safwan A. Kadoura 

The conference schedule was posted here (in the comments)



Safwan’s post announcing the event was shared to these Facebook Groups

Here is the Facebook stream of my presentation:

You can attend via the conference Zoom link or choose to watch live on our Facebook page
Recordings are accumulating here: 

Here is

Amany AlKhayat’s presentation on May 3, 2021, on artificial intelligence and integrating ICALL into English language teaching and learning, posted to Facebook here



Earlier Events

Sat 17 April 1400 UTC Vance Stevens Keynote on Virtual Words at Virtual Conferences


Sat 24 Apr 1430 UTC – Wesley Fryer – Lesson ideas and tips for language teachers using Scratch and Minecraft 



Wed 28 Apr noon UTC – Claire Bradin Siskin on Demystifying Digital Literacy and Autonomous Learning

The ELC PD Committee at University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Ibri, Oman cordially invites you to join a webinar on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 04:00 pm Oman Local Time (GMT+4)

Claire Bardin Siskin (USA) will speak on the topic: Demystifying Digital Literacy and Autonomous Learning

The event took place in MS Teams:




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The date of this update is May 10, 2021 06:30 UTC

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