Actually this post was published my mistake in this blog. It was meant for http://learning2gether.net
Reposting there 🙂
PCI (Preconvention Institute) entitled Integrating CALL with Web 2 0 and Social Media, presentation on March 25, 2014 at the TESOL Conference, Portland
Thu Mar 27 0030 PST Surin Pitsuwan streamed live from TESOL 2014 in Portland
Opening Keynote, Surin Pitsuwan
Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 5:30 pm–7 pm in Portland; 04:30 in UAE
English as A Powerful Instrument of Community Building in East Asia
For the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), English has been designated as an official “working language” for the regional organization. In such a diverse group of countries, one common language is not possible. And ASEAN’s success has been instrumental in bringing other larger and more powerful countries of East Asia and the Pacific together under the ASEAN-ledarchitecture of cooperation. The only language that is widely accepted as an instrument of integration for the emerging East Asian community is English. How a “foreign language” can bind and build an emerging community of nations in East Asia is another “Asian Miracle.”
Thu Mar 27 1500 GMT David Graddol streamed live from TESOL 2014 in Portland
Thursday, 27 March 2014, 8 am–9 am in Portland; 7 p.m. in UAE
Five Megatrends Shaping the Future of TESOL
English has become a centrepiece of education reform in many countries. I show how this is often in response to developments in economics, demographics, and technology—which are reshaping the nature of teaching and learning English around the world.
David Graddol is director of The English Company (UK) Ltd, which provides consultancy and publishing services in applied linguistics, with a special focus on English language and education policy. In The Future of English? (1997), David set out a new agenda for understanding the growing importance of English as an international language and its role in globalisation. English Next (2006), provided an update on English in global education. English Next India (2010) explores the changing status of English in India. Profiling English in China: The Pearl River Delta (2013) examines public discourses and the linguistic landscapes of a part of China that is experiencing rapid change. English Next Brazil will be published in March 2014.
More about TESOL Portland feature speakers here
- Notice that two of the plenary talks would be streamed was emailed to a TESOL Convention mailing list, online version here:
where it says:
Free Live Stream of Keynote Speakers
Not able to attend the convention? The opening keynote speaker Surin Pitsuwan on Wednesday evening, and the James E. Alatis Plenary speaker David Graddol on Thursday morning will be live streamed at no charge for those not able to attend the convention. You can watch live or watch the recording later. Watch your email for information on how to connect.
Thu Mar 27 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon
- 15:00 – 16:15 PM GMT (08:00 to 09:15 in Portland): Hot Topics: Mobile Warming: Melting the barriers to language learning with mobile devices
Mar 27, 2014, [Thu] 10:29 AM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (01:56:59)[11.077 MB]
- 17:30 – 19:15 GMT (10:30 am – 12:15 pm PDT): Technology Showcase Event: Mobile Apps for Education
Mar 27, 2014, [Thu] 12:30 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (02:38:03)[19.4608 MB]
- 21:00 – 21:50 GMT (14:00 – 14:50 PDT): Technology Showcase Event: The TESOL Community: An Overview
- 23:59 – 01:45 GMT (ends March 28 GMT; 17:00 – 18:45 pm PDT): CALL-IS Open Meeting
Mar 27, 2014, [Thu] 09:37 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (01:41:01)[4.0581 MB]
No whiteboard identifier but Phil Hubbard is talking
Fri Mar 28 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon
- 15:00 – 16:15 PM GMT (08:00 to 09:15 in Portland): Hot Topics: Technology Use to Help Avoid Plagiarism: Resources for Teachers and Students
Mar 28, 2014, [Fri] 09:53 AM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (04:29:50)[36.3712 MB]
- 16:30 – 18:15 GMT (9:30 to 11:15 in Portland): EFL-IS InterSection (with CALL-IS) Experiences Integrating Mobile Learning in Language Classrooms Around the Globe
- 20:00 – 21:45 GMT (13:00 to 14:45 in Portland): CALL-IS Academic Session: Teacher Education in CALL
Mar 28, 2014, [Fri] 02:34 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (03:07:47)[19.1651 MB]
(resolved sound issues after Phil Hubbard’s talk)
- 21:00 to 21:50 GMT (14:00 to 14:50 in Portland): EV Fair Classics (Rick Rosenberg, Nina Liakos, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Randall Davis, Jose Antonio da Silva, Larisa Olesova) – These simultaneous presentations are not in the Webheads BbC room, see links next to each presenter
- Trace Effects: 3D Immersive Learning through Gaming, Rick Rosenberg, U.S. Department of State. To join the webcast, click here: http://tinyurl.com/tesol1-collaborate
- Getting to Know the Electronic Village Online, Nina Liakos, University of Maryland, USA and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, University of Oregon-AEI, USA. To join the webcast, click here: http://tinyurl.com/tesol2-collaborate
- Beyond Googling: Online Resources for Maximizing Search Results, Randall Davis, University of Utah. To join the webcast, click here: http://tinyurl.com/tesol3-collaborate
- ICT4ELT: Information and Communication Technology for English Language Teachers, Jose Antonio da Silva, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil and Larisa Olesova, President of Yakutsk TESOL, Yakutsk, Republic Sakha (Yakutia). To join the webcast, click here: http://tinyurl.com/tesol4-collaborate
Sat Mar 29 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon
15:00 – 16:15 PM GMT (08:00 to 09:15 in Portland): Hot Topics: Social Networking in ELT
Mar 29, 2014, [Sat] 09:59 AM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (02:21:47)[24.3767 MB]
- 16:30 – 19:15 GMT (9:30 to 12:15 in Portland): Higher Education Academic Session – Emerging Technologies: Managing a Changing Landscape with Mobile Technologies
Mar 29, 2014, [Sat] 12:22 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (02:08:50)[16.2505 MB]
17:00 to 17:50 GMT (10:00 to 10:50 in Portland): EV Fair Classics (Tom Robb, Jennifer Hodgeson, Vance Stevens) – These simultaneous presentations are not in the Webheads BbC room, see links next to each presenter
- Checking What Your Students Have Read with a Free, Online Quiz Program, Thomas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University, To join the webcast, click here:http://tinyurl.com/tesol5-collaborate
- Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinar Course, Jennifer Hodgson, U.S. Department of State, To join the webcast, click here: http://tinyurl.com/tesol6-collaborate
- Learning2gether with EVO MultiMOOC and SMALL, Vance Stevens, HCT/CERT/KBZAC, Al Ain, UAE, To join the webcast, click here: http://tinyurl.com/tesol7-collaborate
18:00 – 20:45 GMT (11:00 to 13:45 in Portland): CALL-IS InterSection with VDMIS: Interactive Mobile Tools for the Next Generation, recording in Bb Collaborate (Elluminate)
Mar 29, 2014, [Sat] 06:14 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (02:26:01)[25.9802 MB]
20:00 – 21:45 GMT (13:00 – 14:45 in Portland: Hot Topics: Flipping the Classroom in Multiple Contexts
Mar 29, 2014, [Sat] 02:33 PM Eastern (EDT, North America/US) (03:30:10)[12.7571 MB]
A nice graphic on a napkin by Sean Hampton-Cole, published in his blog at
showing how to go from stale Canned Curriculum through the master chef teacher to filter through an iPad and create palatable delights for student consumption, in a process which is then reflected, refined, and repeated through the iPad.
I clicked on “Press this” to publish it to my default WordPress blog (this one). I then left a comment on Sean’s blog asking if I could repost the picture, shown below and at the two links above
Permission to post here granted
Thanks Sean, I plan to post it here as well. I’ll let you know when I do 🙂
This was posted by mistake at this blog. See the updated posting here
Sun Sept 22 at 13:00 GMT – Electronic Village Online – Where teacher networking impacts student learning
Proposals for the TESOL-sponsored EVO are due today, or by the end of this week, so that acceptances can be sent out by October 6 as promised.
- EVO website: http://evosessions.pbworks.com
- EVO call for proposals: http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/66615668/Call%20for%20Proposals%202014
Today’s discussion seeks to call attention to this worthy effort, to encourage you to submit a proposal soon if you haven’t done so already (about half a dozen have been received for far with several known to be in the works), and also to suggest to all others that it would be a very worthwhile investment of time to participate in EVO this January and February by following a course or two, if not actively moderating one.
Who: A discussion hosted by Vance Stevens
What: What’s going on with networked learning and how should this inform our teaching practices
Where; Google+ Hangout on Air
- Direct link https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/4239fb43c88d943e1566a352c133a0a2e19cc510?authuser=0&hl=en
- For more information, http://webheadsinaction.org/live
When: starting at 1300 GMT
- 5 pm in UAE
This discussion can take place in a wider context including some special recent events such as the CIDER seminars where Terry Anderson just presented, and the STEMx free online conference that ended yesterday. The latter was organized by Steve Hargadon, who teams up with Shelly Terrell in the 4th Reform Symposium (RSCON4) scheduled Oct 11-13 <http://www.futureofeducation.com/page/2013-reform-symposium>, and the TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG one-day conference to be held on Oct 12 <http://ltsig.org.uk/events/13-future-events/318-121013-special-event-using-technology-in-teaching-principles-in-practice.html>.
These are but two (that happened to take place in the past week) in a firehose of events that have been increasing in frequency, often not weeks, but days apart. The MOOC concept, whether xMOOC or cMOOC, provides steady often overlapping opportunities for deeper, more prolonged engagement not only with niche topics, but more importantly with others interested in those niches. Google Hangouts on Air now make it possible for anyone to simulcast an event, and many do, extending invitations to colleagues in a mushroom field of communities. It seems there is something of this nature going on every minute, and social media is working virally to spread the word among educators. Stepping back to a wider perspective on this phenomenon, what is going on every minute is networked, connectivist learning. Every minute! Open education, driven by learners connecting with other learners, is taking place around the clock, around the globe, in countless free spaces, bound only by the amount of time participants can make to engage and absorb the knowledge inherent in their networks.
So our discussion can touch on how we might rethink our role as educators, or perhaps more importantly, encourage others to follow our example. The Hangout today is another example of how participants in social networks acquire the tools for re-thinking how they engage their students. Networked learning is ineffable in that it must be experienced to be understood, and those without that experience have difficulty grasping a full range of its affordances. As the behavior of participants in online networked learning changes, so their teaching styles change, and the better they are able to model for their students characteristics of what they find most effectively leads to their learning what they want to know in an increasingly interconnected world.
(This happens to be what Vance will be talking about at the upcoming RSCON4 conference in October, and I hope today’s discussion will help us conceptualize some of the issues to be addressed.)
What happened at the event:
This conversation was two hours long. There’s not much we can do about the YouTube video without putting in considerable effort, but I can cut the mp3 rendition into Part 1 (when most people left) and Part 2, where it was me staying out of the way of a conversation between David Weksler, Rob Perhamus, and Scott Lockman.
Nina asked in the chat if the Google+ text chat was preserved. The answer is ‘no’ unless someone ‘ding!’ copies the chat and pastes it into a text file in some reduced and meaningful form, as I have done here.
Present in the Hangout
- Elizabeth Anne
- Rob Perhamus
- David Weksler
- Marilina Lonigro (on a mobile device)
- Marijana Smolcec
- Nina Liakos
- Dafne Gonzalez
- Claire Siskin
- Sedat Akayoglu
- Vance Stevens
The following URLs were mentioned:
Maker Faire http://makerfaire.com/
- Makers: the new industrial revolution by Chris Anderson
- David Weksler mentioned an outcome from an early Maker Faire, http://brooklynspaceprogram.org
- Rob Perhamus told us about
- David Weksler told us that his friends Gary Stager/Sylvia Martinez have recently published a book “Invent to Learn”
Gary Stager http://stager.org
Rob showed us a free book by Ray Kurzweil, downloadable here
Marijana Smolcec told us about TeachMeets http://teachmeetinternational.org/
Sedat Akayoglu showed us oldman vs ipad
Nina Liakos showed us
Mindcraft came up, Vance suggested
David Weksler showed us http://minecraftedu.com/page/
Rob Perhamus kept mentioning
from the gemba
and Sarah Hill
- David Weksler showed us https://plus.google.com/+SarahHill/posts
- citizen journalism
- Twitter journalism
We recalled Sunday, January 15, 2012 – Super Sunday Streaming with Jeff Lebow: Hanging out in Second Life withHeike Philp, PetchaFlickr with Scott Lockman, and more
Rob Perhamus showed us pranav mistry no pads needed
David Weksler mentioned know your audience? Bob Fass – WBAI?
Rob Pehamus mentioned Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; scott lockman suggested this helpful mnemonic – Chick Sent Me High
David Weksler offered this quote:
Do not forget as you walk these classic places you are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish the world if you forget the errand — Woodrow Wilson
Two recent events alluded to in this presentation were
Wed Sept 18 1700 GMT CIDER features Terry Anderson – Exploring research issues
“In this session, Professor, former Canada Research Chair, and CIDER host Dr. Terry Anderson will overview the contents of a new open access book to be released by AU press this fall. The book overviews the major issues that researchers in online education are researching and on which they are publishing. But what are the issues that you are concerned with? Join your colleagues in some small group discussions, focussing on questions that really need research energy … Please logon to the CIDER sessions – https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/ – as a “guest”. You will then be prompted for your name, and you could add your location or institution as well, if you wish.”
The Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER) is a Centre for Distance Education research initiative at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. The next CIDER session is Wed Oct 2 1700 GMT
What Kinds of Learning Can We Scale with Online Resources and Activities (and what can’t we scale)?
Thomas Carey, Athabasca University
These events are free to anyone to attend.
There is no mention of recordings of these sessions at this site (that I can see)
But I have been passed this link: https://connect.athabascau.ca/p58595205/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
but more content is available to those who can log onto the site with one of the following credentials
September 19-21, 2013 – Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference
the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013, and will be free to attend!
STEMxCon will be a highly inclusive event that will engage students and educators around the globe and will encourage primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching. The call for presentations has been issued. More information below.
Please register at http://www.stemxcon.com to attend and to be kept informed
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