For professional development, it’s hard to beat the quality and range of sessions offered each year in TESOL’s Electronic Village Online. The sessions are free and open to all teachers. You don’t even have to be a TESOL member to participate. Vance Stevens provides you with a face to face introduction to this annual online event which starts 14 January, 2013. More info: http://evosessions.pbworks.com
MultiMOOC “applies connectivist and multiliteracies approaches to exploring recent developments and issues in open learning, and how these might apply to more conventional settings. The session is paced on Cormier’s 5 stages of MOOC participation: orient, declare, network, cluster, focus. Participants declare their personal goals for the course and trace their progress through eportfolios, either simple or elaborate. Any reasonable level of participation earns a badge in the course.”
In this recording, one of the moderators of the MultiMOOC session discusses with participants Nina, Susanna, and Lada how this session departs from others and why we call it a MOOC.
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: