Learning2gether with TESOL Arabia 2012: Reflections on what we’ve learned

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jim Buckingham and Vance Stevens hosted an event on

TESOL Arabia 2012: Reflections on what we’ve learned

The annual TESOL Arabia Conference took place at Dubai Women’s College at the weekend of March 8-10:

Delegate impressions:

On March 7, there are pre-converence workshops; e.g.

From March 8 to 10 there are regular sessions:

At the conference itself, Jim Buckingham and Vance Stevens attempted to recruit participants who will be likely to attend and contribute their reflections on their best take-aways from the conference. Participants:

Recording of the event in Elluminate

Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)


Learning2gether through Wiki-based Worldwide Teacher Professional Development

Learning2gether Episode 91

Download: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/vance2010tesolarabia-64k.mp3

Thanks to Indrit Bulku for the photo (via Facebook)


Friday, March 9, 2012, 11:30-12:15 GMT; 3:30-4:15 in UAE

Vance Stevens presented live at TESOL Arabia, Dubai Women’s College, Room 1042


Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/vances/learning2gether

The event was simul-simulcast.

That is, Vance webcast via Blackboard Collaborate / Elluminate with one computer

while speaking into another laptop which was uStreaming my presentation

which was in turn being simulcast in Second Life by Graham Stanley as part of a larger British Council presentation of TESOL Arabia events:

Where online? British Council Isle in Second Life

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From about 11:00 a.m. GMT, Vance tried to touch base in http://tappedin.org and show that to the audience but NOT!! TappedIn never works through HCT LAN at any campuses I have tried so far, so, sorry but Vance couldn’t make this one.



Comments and impressions:

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Coming from someone with demonstrated skills in navigating Second Life while employing impeccable camera technique and simulcasting the result in Adobe Connect, streamed and recorded for posterity, the above compliment from Heike Philp does me great honor; Vance 🙂