Learning2gether with Second Life MOOC and IATEFL Manchester

Learning2gether Episode 268

Mon Apr 6-30 Second Life MOOC

Fri Apr 10 – Minecraft in the classroom with Dr. Lisa Graham on SLMOOC 15


Sun Apr 12 Nancy Zingrone on Basic SL Skills at SLMOOC

11am Eastern

Nancy Zingrone aka Maggie Larimore in SL

Nancy Zingrone, PhD is Adjunct Faculty in the School of Psychology at Northcentral University, as well as an edupreneur working on the WizIQ platform and in Second Life.

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Basic Second Life Skills Workshop #2

Eating, Drinking, Managing Landmarks, Shopping, Exploring, SL Etiquette, and more Dancing 🙂

After the WizIQ session meet at the SLMOOC2015 HQ in the IT4ALL Building:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/108/86/63

Fri 11 to Tue 14 Apr IATEFL Conference in Manchester Online


Online coverage of the Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition



Many listed here: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/sessions

Live Schedule: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/live-plenary-schedule

Opening address by Carol Read


Plenary by Donald Freeman


Ayat Tawel’s reflections: http://ayat-pdiary.blogspot.ae/2015/04/opening-plenary-by-donald-freeman-iatefl.html

Sun 12 Apr Joy Egbert plenary from IATEFL Manchester


Mon 13 Apr Ann Cotton plenary from IATEFL Manchester


Tue 14 Apr Harry Kuchah in plenary from IATEFL Manchester


Thu-Sat Mar 26-28 CALL-IS Webcasts from TESOL 2015 Toronto


This post includes a TESOL invited / featured presentation mp3 recording and slides online from Vance Stevens

Dan Bassill: Tutor/Mentor Institute’s four part strategy and application to problem-solving in any social sector in any country

Learning2gether: Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Dan Bassill of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC describes the four part strategy he has developed to support the growth of a mentor-based youth-development strategy and how it might be applied to problem-solving process in any social sector and in any country. Dan will also talk about how youth in high schools and colleges can take a significant role in this process and how this will enhance their own learning, problem solving and communications skills while also creating future leaders who are better prepared to solve social and environmental problems via world-wide learning and collaboration.  Dan says “While I apply this strategy to what I do to help kids in poor neighborhoods of Chicago, I feel the model applies to any problem solving effort.” You can review the 4 part strategy at http://tinyurl.com/TMC-4-Part-Strategy.

Dan talked about how he conceives channeling knowledge into action through a 4-part strategy he articulated through mindmaps and other visuals. His work has a lot in common with that of Webheads, MOOCs, and EVO (which I have argued possibly IS a MOOC) in that he taps cognitive surplus to leverage volunteer effort while trying to scale and sustain through getting the attention of (i.e. the information out to) the business community to show them how their interests coincide with those of the Tutor/Mentor Institute. 

Dan points us to

Recording (Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate):


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This session was a follow-up to Dan’s Sunday, February 26, 2012 appearance on Learning2gether, to discuss


One hour before that, some of us attended the IATEFL ITsig session on


with Carol Rainbow

When: Sunday 15 April 2012 GMT 14:00

Find the time in your time zone by clicking this link.

Learning2gether with IATEFL Glasgow Online

Learning2gether Episode 94

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Play back the plenary here: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2012/sessions/2012-03-23/plenary-session-der…. I got the screenshot above and the link from Fish’s Facebook profile  http://www.facebook.com/derek.dick

The 46th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition has just ended


I was able to attend only on March 23, but I caught the final “plenary” by Derek Dick, a.k.a. Fish, who linked his lyrics to the teaching of English and brought a guitarist and keyboard player to help him make his point in a rock concert ending to a conference show that played well online.

I watched the earlier plenaries at the outdoor theater on Edunation:


The picture is posted in Heike’s photostream with all rights reserved and appears here courtesy of Posterous embedding from its online location:  flickr.com/photos/95277517@N00/6850957742/in/photostream/ 


Time: March 20, 2012 to March 23, 2012
Location: Glasgow and a video stream and this streamed on EduNation in SL
SL component organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi

Event Description:
Tue 20 – Fri 23 March 2012
Glasgow Online of IATEFL
IATEFL is the main conference in the UK for English teachers and takes place this week from 19 March – 23 March and about 10% of its program will be streamed online.

In the sandbox on EduNation Heike has put up a big display

At first all I could see was a plywood board so I used a mashup technique to get the stream in SL

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Heike finally got it working and this is what it looks like in SL:

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The twitter feed at https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23iatefl emulates a People’s Microphone

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also screencast.com/t/ex7dGtRr

Learner-centred do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems: Virtual fallout from live presentation at IATEFL ITSIG conference in Marrakech

Learning2gether Episode 86


This is the recording made at the Plenery presentation in Marrakech.
It accompanies this set of slides, http://www.slideshare.net/vances/learnercentered-doityourself-learning-management-systems-practical-aspects

Update: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 – Vance Stevens gave a presentation entitled Learner-centered do-it-yourself LMS at the 6th eLearning in Action conference held at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

eLearn presentation:

Vance was tagged in this photo on Facebook:


Above image from Graham Stanley’s view of Vance Stevens live from Marakkech

Keynote speech entitled Learner-centred do-it-yourself Learning Management Systems presented on-site at the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG http://ltsig.org.uk/ conference on Opportunities, challenges and practical solutions for the integration of ICT in education in Marrakech, Morocco from 8-11 February 2012, http://ltsig.org.uk/events/13-future-events/221-marrakesh-february-2012.html;


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Gary Motteram posted on Facebook …

This evening we’ll be opening our LTSIG Conference in Marrakech. We are expecting to broadcast the opening plenary via Adobe Connect. The url is: http://connectpro10829081.adobeconnect.com/r6nnnse2kg0/. Further details of the event and presentations are available on the LTSIG website: http//ltsig.org.uk.


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Natalie’s tweetfeed

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