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Learning2gether / Upcoming events

Welcome to a space where educators can learn together

 

Upcoming free webinars and presentations

 

  1. Archives of past events
  2. Next upcoming events
    1. Check for more live events on our Facebook and EVO Minecraft MOOC pages
      1. On Learning2gether, Webheads, and Multiliteracies Facebook pages
    2. 2021 
      1. Wed 19 May 1230 UTC Vance Stevens on Communities of practice for teachers: From Webheads in Action to EVO Minecraft MOOC
      2. Tue 25 May 1pm ET - myTESOL Lounge Live - Nonmembers welcome 
      3. Wed 26 May 1400 UTC - TESOL CALL-IS webinar on EVO: 20 Years of Free Professional Development in Online Teaching/Learning for English Language Teachers Worldwide
        1. Thu May 27 between 1000-12 UTC Vance Stevens speaks on Blended learning and communities of practice for the  ELC PD Committee at U of Tech and Applied Sciences Ibri Oman
        2. Tue 01 June 2300 UTC IDEA informal networking session
        3. Wed-Fri 7-9 Jul ‘International Conference on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching & Corpus-based Language Learning and Teaching
        4. Mon-Wed 2-4 July CALL Research Conference at Waseda University, Tokyo 2021, postponed to 2022
      4. Earlier events
        1. Tue 04 May midnight UTC Minecraft Mondays does a Dungeon Run on AZCraft Aster server
        2. Wed 5 May 9am ET - myTESOL Lounge Live - Nonmembers welcome
          1. Wed 05 May 1300 UTC Chadia Mansour, Charity Davenport, and Sharon Tjaden-Glass discuss Open educational resources in the ELT classroom
        3. April 16-May 7 - 2nd international online TESOL conference - Blue Ocean Language School in Damascus
        4. Fri 07 May 0100 UTC TESOL Career Path Development PLN hosts Lyzyl Lopez-Banuag - Flexible Teaching & Learning
        5. Sat 8 May from 1345 UTC - Penn East TESOL Spring Virtual Conference
      5. Cancelled events that were to be a part of Learning2gether
        1. June 3-5 MELTA in Penang Cancelled
        2. Aug 6-8 GLoCALL 2020 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia postponed to Aug 5-7 2021
      6. More online events calendars and archives
        1. edWeb.net
        2. IATEFL Webinars
        3. Instructional Design Service Project
        4. Learning Revolution
        5. Prism offers free courses on Moodle
        6. Share Your Webinar
        7. TESOL
          1. MyTESOL Lounge Live!
        8. TESOL Academic
          1. Suggest a TESOL Virtual Seminar Topic
      7. More about Learning2gether
      8. Kudos

       

       

       

      Archives of past events

       

      Looking for something?

       

      Next upcoming events

       

      Find archives of our previous sessions here: http://learning2gether.net, and an index of all events here 

      Or check out the earlier events we've been following 

       

       

      Check for more live events on our Facebook and EVO Minecraft MOOC pages

       

      On Learning2gether, Webheads, and Multiliteracies Facebook pages

       

       

      2021 

       

      Wed 19 May 1230 UTC Vance Stevens on Communities of practice for teachers: From Webheads in Action to EVO Minecraft MOOC

       

      In conjunction with GDGoenka Uplearn Academy (in association with G D Goenka University) 

      Vance Stevens has been invited, as a resource person from Education, to speak about 

      Communities of practice for teachers: From Webheads in Action to EVO Minecraft MOOC

      as a part of their webinar series

      https://gdgoenkauniversity.com/school-of-basic-applied-sciences/gd-goenka-uplearn-academy/ 

       

       

      Time: 6 pm in Delhi; time wherever you are on the planet

      https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=19+May+6+pm+in+New+Delhi+Vance+Stevens+on+CoPs+from+WiA+to+EVOMC+MOOC&iso=20210519T18&p1=176&ah=1 

       

      You can find an outline of my talk here http://bit.ly/goenka2021vance

      and the slides will be available in advance at http://bit.ly/goenka2021vance 

       

       

       

      Tue 25 May 1pm ET - myTESOL Lounge Live - Nonmembers welcome 

       

      TESOL

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Come together with your peers, share your thoughts and experiences, and have a little fun at myTESOL Lounge Live!

       

      FREE and open to members and non-members, myTESOL Lounge Live! is an online hosted conversation space for English language educators. 

      The next discussion, hosted by Doreen Ewert and Thomas Robb, takes place on 25 May at 1:00 pm ET and will go into detail on how extensive reading can work in the classroom.

       

      Resources used

       

      OER 101: How to Find and Create Open Educational Resources in your ELT Classroom
      Chadia Mansour, Charity Davenport, and Sharon Tjaden-Glass

      Links from the session

       

       

      Wed 26 May 1400 UTC - TESOL CALL-IS webinar on EVO: 20 Years of Free Professional Development in Online Teaching/Learning for English Language Teachers Worldwide

       

       

      What?

      Christine Bauer-Ramazani is organizing a special celebration of the 20th anniversary of EVO sessions as a CALL-IS webinar, in conjunction with the Electronic Village Online's 20th anniversary.

       

      This Special EVO 20th Anniversary Webinar features a panel of speakers that were instrumental in making EVO such a success over the last 20 years. As of 2020 EVO has trained almost 50,000 ELT professionals around the world! Critical in making this enormous feat of volunteerism happen are the EVO Co-founders and Lead Coordinators, who orchestrated the many activities carried out by the teams of EVO coordinators, some of whom have been with EVO for most of those years. 

       

      Who?

      This special celebration of the 20th anniversary of EVO sessions features the 3 EVO Co-Founders, 10 former Lead Coordinators, and Vance Stevens on a  panel of speakers. We would like to commend you for your energy, dedication, tenacity, and joy in this feat of volunteerism called EVO. It is important to highlight that you have been part and parcel of EVO’s success in hosting over 50,000 ELT professionals from around the world in our sessions.

       

      When?

      This is a special 20th anniversary Webinar hosted by TESOL on May 26, 9:00-10:30 am US EDT on “20 Years of Free Professional Development in Online Teaching/Learning for English Language Teachers Worldwide”

      Time where you are

      https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=EVO%3A+20+Years+of+Free+Professional+Development+in+Online+Teaching%2FLearning+for+English+Language+Teac&iso=20210526T09&p1=263&ah=1&am=30

       

      How to join in

      Registration is at
      https://my.tesol.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=253cf6e7-fc2e-493d-ad11-fd2ff4be3cc9&Home=%2fevents%2ftesol-events

       

      Promotion

       

      Vance's Presentation

       

      Webheads

      and EVO: Truly Lifelong Learning

      I plan to show how a popular EVO session I organized in 2002 led to my becoming a coordinator of EVO in 2003 and nurtured a series of Communities of Practice which have persisted, sustained themselves, and involved quite a number of my professional colleagues in TESOL CALL-IS and in EVO to this very day. For more information, find the slides here http://bit.ly/EVO20Vance 

       

       

      Program on the day

       

      There are 14 presenters in a 90-minute time frame.

       

      In the first 20 minutes

      1. Christine will start with the purpose of the Webinar, an explanation of what EVO is, then introduce the EVO Coordinators
      2. Susan and Tom then talk about the founding of EVO,
      3. Christine gives a brief walk through history, including updates on the latest data on EVO participants and countries reached. I'm hoping this can be done in15-20 minutes. 

       

      Each presenter has 5 minutes to talk about main accomplishments during your tenure and possibly any recent endeavors in "free professional development in online English language teaching and learning worldwide."  

       

      All slides need to be combined into one slideshow to allow smooth transitions. Thus, slides/files should be uploaded to the EVO-20th-Anniversary-Webinar wiki page by May 16

       

      A request for the slides Please use our EVO 20th anniversary logo on your slides;

       

       

      Since this is a TESOL Webinar, TESOL will record it. Based on our experience at the recent Virtual TESOL Convention, streaming is not possible for these TESOL events. 

       

      Christine Bauer-Ramazani posted on Facebook April 19, 2021 that she is proud of our EVO Coordination Team and what we accomplished this year as part of the 20th Anniversary of EVO sessions. While we were unable to fly the EVO-20 years flag at the TESOL Convention, it is here with us as a reminder of the over 50,000 English teachers that have joined EVO for free professional development worldwide over the last 20 years. 

       

       

      Christine  posted to several myTESOL groups

       

      The Electronic Village Online (EVO) is excited to invite you to a special TESOL Webinar to celebrate the 20th anniversary of EVO sessions, the first 10 online/distance sessions held in 2001. During the pandemic, the 19 EVO 20th anniversary sessions held in January/February 2021 were especially pertinent to the 2,682 participating English teachers from 71 countries worldwide. 

       

      Presenting will be the three co-founders of EVO, Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Tom Robb, Susan Gaer, as well as the 11 lead coordinators of EVO--Dafne Gonzalez, Aiden Yeh / JoAnn Miller (Co-Coordinators), Carla Arena, Nina Liakos, Mbarek Akaddar, Nellie Deutsch, Carolina Buitrago, Martha Ramirez, and Vance Stevens--all known authorities in CALL and TESOL. They will address their contributions to EVO as well as their latest endeavors in the area of online teaching and learning.

       

      TOPIC: EVO: 20 Years of Free Professional Development in Online Teaching/Learning for English Language Teachers Worldwide

       

      WHEN:  May 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (ET)

      Use this time zone converter to compare Eastern Daylight Time to your local time. 

      LOCATION: Zoom 
      URL for registration: http://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuduGqpzkpHdKc3sBfPP3ntglUNuuW4xVl

       

       

      Thu May 27 between 1000-12 UTC Vance Stevens speaks on Blended learning and communities of practice for the  ELC PD Committee at U of Tech and Applied Sciences Ibri Oman

       

      The talk will take place for one hour during this time frame: 2-4 pm in Oman, 6-8pm in Penang, 10 to noon UTC

      https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Thu+May+27+between+1000-12+UTC+Vance+Stevens+speaks+on+Blended+learning+and+communities+of+practice&iso=20210527T14&p1=169&ah=2 

       

      If we agree on a 10 a.m. UTC start 2 to 2:50 pm in Ibri, then the time will be 

      https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Thu+May+27+10%3A00-10%3A50+UTC+Vance+Stevens+speaks+on+Blended+learning+and+CoPs+revisited&iso=20210527T14&p1=169&am=50 

       

      I will be giving a 35 minute talk with 10 to 15 minutes for Q and A at some point during a 2 pm - 4 pm time slot, Oman time

      as a free webinar to the ELC PD Committee at University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Ibri, Oman

      I have been asked to speak on Blended learning and communities of practice, essentially a repeat of

      https://learning2gether.net/2021/04/30/vance-stevens-on-the-importance-of-learning-about-blended-hybrid-elearning-through-engagement-in-communities-of-practice/

       

      I have submitted this proposal to Faisal Al Shamali in Ibri

       

      bio note (51 words; if you need just 50 words, delete the word TESOL below ),
      Vance Stevens hosts the podcast seriesLearning2gether with over 515 episodes. He founded the CoPWebheads in Action in 2002 and has coordinated TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Online since 2003, He has been lead moderator of EVO Minecraft MOOC since 2015. He received the 2019 CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

      Title of talk
      Revisiting learning about blended & hybrid eLearning through engagement in communities of practice

      abstract (75 words max. )
      Participation in CoPs is critical for ongoing teacher professional development. Drawing from experience coordinating teachers’ CoPs for the past 20 years, the presenter illustrates the evolution of groups into CoPs, as well as how CoPs interact in distributed personal learning networks, continually leveraging participant’s PD and modeling ways to be applied later in teaching practices. This strongly suggests that teachers must be trained not only in the use of social media, but through its use.

      personal photo, you can get it from my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vance.stevens.3/ or use one I attached
       

       

      This is would be a part of 

      https://www.ict.edu.om/resources/Academic-Calendar/Academic-Calendar-2020-2021.pdf 

      where there are PD activities every Thursday "this semester" with looks to be May through about mid-July

       

      The topics for presentation are as follows: Curriculum Development, supplementary materials, autonomous learning, online material design, teaching material adaptation, personalized learning, special needs of students, etc.

       

      Tue 01 June 2300 UTC IDEA informal networking session

       

      Sharon Tjaden-Glass deserves kudos for setting up these sessions. Not only does she share the live event announcement but she provides a link to a YouTube playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLqYX_uge5bz_lE2Csu1G2yoABHo1M4Jy where the recordings of these sessions will end up, and you can see videos from the sessions that have gone before. That's a great IDEA. It's what I do with all my presentations, and it's a model I wish that others would follow as a matter of course.

       

      Are you an educator who is experiencing teacher burnout? Are you seriously considering another career path that builds on your current skills as a TESOL professional? Ever heard of "instructional design?"

      Please join us for one or all of our informal networking sessions between instructional designers and educators, known as IDEA Networking (Instructional Designers and Educators Alliance.) Since August 2020, we have welcomed 30+ current instructional designers--who were once educators--to share their stories of how the moved from the field of education into the field of instructional design. Each session begins with 20 minutes of guest speakers, 25 minutes of breakout room with guest speakers, and 15 minutes of whole group Q & A. 

      Instructional Designers and Educators Alliance

      We will have three sessions over the summer on the following dates:

      Tuesday, June 1st, 7-8 p.m. EST: Registration Link

      Tuesday, July 6th, 7-8 p.m. EST: Registration Link

      Tuesday, August 3rd, 7-8 p.m. EST: Registration Link


      Agendas with the names of guest speakers for each session will be emailed to registrants several days prior to the event. All sessions are free and recordings will be shared with registrants who are unable to attend live.

      You can also watch recording of previous sessions at this link.

      If you'd like to join the IDEA Networking mailing list to receive updates on upcoming networking sessions, please sign up at this link.

       

       

      Wed-Fri 7-9 Jul ‘International Conference on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching & Corpus-based Language Learning and Teaching

       

       

      International Conference on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching & Corpus-based Language Learning and Teaching

      (TeLLT & CoLLT 2021) [ONLINE VIA ZOOM]

      7 – 9 July 2021, Hong Kong

      CALL FOR PROPOSALS (EXTENDED)

      Deadline: 15 February 2021 (Monday)

       

      Proposals are being accepted for the joint conference ‘International Conference on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching & Corpus-based Language Learning and Teaching (TeLLT & CoLLT 2021)’. TeLLT & CoLLT 2021 aims to bring together academics from around the world to report on their various research work related to technology-enhanced language learning and teaching (TeLLT), and corpus-based language learning and teaching (CoLLT). Given the current unforeseen circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually via ZOOM.

       

      Conference keynote speakers

       

      Professor Jozef Colpaert, University of Antwerp

      Professor Glenn Stockwell, Waseda University

      Professor Gu Yueguo, Beijing Foreign Studies University

      Professor Chen Haojan, National Taiwan Normal University

      Professor Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University

      Professor Alex Boulton, University of Lorraine

       

      Organiser: The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

       

      Conference themes: technology-enhanced language learning and teaching (TeLLT), corpus-based language learning and teaching (CoLLT)

       

      Types of submissions: Paper/Poster presentations and practical workshops. Abstract submissions should be sent directly to the Conference Secretariat (telltcollt2021@eduhk.hk) by 15 February 2021 using the abstract submission template which can be downloaded from this link:  https://www.eduhk.hk/lml/tellt&collt2021/downloads/telltcollt_form.docx.

       

      For more details, please refer to TeLLT & CoLLT website.

      For enquiries, please write to us by email at telltcollt2021@eduhk.hk. 

      https://www.eduhk.hk/lml/tellt&collt2021/  

       

       

       

      Mon-Wed 2-4 July CALL Research Conference at Waseda University, Tokyo 2021, postponed to 2022

       

       

      The 21st International CALL Research Conference will be hosted by Waseda University, on its beautiful campus, on July 2-4 2021.

      This conference is being planned as a hybrid conference. COVID-related circumstances permitting, there will be plenary sessions that will be streamed and recorded. Regular parallel sessions will be pre-recorded.

      Prospective authors will be invited to submit their presentation by end January. Authors who already submitted an accepted presentation for CALL2020 will be asked to reconfirm their participation and to submit an updated version.

      The theme of the conference is "Smart CALL".

      The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 30, 2021 The conference website and submission system are available on www.call2021.org.

      We are looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo!

      The organizing committee
      Ann Aerts
      Jozef Colpaert
      Glenn Stockwell 

       

      My submission entitled 

      Smart choices: An analysis of 20 years of EVO moderator decisions on platforms best promoting online distributed learning 

      had been accepted for presentation at International CALL Research Conference which has now been postponed to 2021 in Tokyo

       

      More information

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MTkgXTe7oHNIb6iWS47FAx4lo6XDLk9C4nansSxmOic/edit?usp=sharing 

       

       

      Earlier events

       

      Tue 04 May midnight UTC Minecraft Mondays does a Dungeon Run on AZCraft Aster server

      https://learning2gether.net/2021/05/04/minecraft-mondays-does-a-dungeon-run-on-azcraft-aster-server/ 

       

       

      Wed 5 May 9am ET - myTESOL Lounge Live - Nonmembers welcome

       

      Wed 05 May 1300 UTC Chadia Mansour, Charity Davenport, and Sharon Tjaden-Glass discuss Open educational resources in the ELT classroom

       

      TESOL

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Come together with your peers, share your thoughts and experiences, and have a little fun at myTESOL Lounge Live!

       

      FREE and open to members and non-members, myTESOL Lounge Live! is an online hosted conversation space for English language educators. Our next discussion, hosted by Chadia Mansour, Charity Davenport, and Sharon Tjaden-Glass, takes place 5 May at 9:00 am ET and will focus on how to find and create open educational resources in your ELT classroom. 

       

      All you need to participate is a device with an internet connection. Once you sign up, instructions for joining the conversation will be emailed to you.

       

      Here's how to sign up for the one on May 5

      You need to log on to the TESOL website and then visit
      http://tesol.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT05OTk3MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMDg0MzY1MTYmbGk9ODYyMzg2OTc/index.html

      This takes you to a page where you register for upcoming myTESOL webinars.

      It looks like this
      https://www.screencast.com/t/CmqsEsEQDzQ

      But you might be able to get there directly with this link
      https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0odeqqqzwpGdHCdsFvdbvcC_ZiF4APUrqn

       

      Wednesday, 5 May at 9:00 am ET! (world clock)

      http://tesol.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT05OTk3MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMDg0MzY1MTYmbGk9ODYyMzg3MDA/index.html 

       

       

       

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

       

      Safwan A. Kadoura shared a link

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/2944769308907551/permalink/4191426734241796

       

       

      Fri 07 May 0100 UTC TESOL Career Path Development PLN hosts Lyzyl Lopez-Banuag - Flexible Teaching & Learning

       

       

      Please join us for our next webinar with Dr. Lyzyl Lopez-Banuag who will discuss Flexible Teaching & Learning: Embracing the Better Normal in Education. This week, Thursday, May 06th at 9 PM Eastern time and Friday, May 07th at 9 AM Manila time.

      us02web.zoom.us/j/5532752136

       

      Sat 8 May from 1345 UTC - Penn East TESOL Spring Virtual Conference

       

      This conference is not only free but no registration is required.

       

       

      The bit.ly link brings you here: https://www.penntesol-east.org/ where you can read

       

      Please join us for this year’s PennTESOL-East spring virtual conference focusing on the theme of “Discovering Effective Pedagogical Strategies for Today's Language Learners.” This event is free and open to all. We will also be holding a Raffle, giving away 5 free TESOL Memberships to individuals who have never held a TESOL Membership or have not done so in the last five years! We hope to see you there.

       

      Pre-Registration is NOT required for this event.

       

      To enter the event on Saturday, May, please use the following link:

       

      http://bit.ly/PennTESOL

       

      Saturday, May 8 Schedule:

      9:45-10:00 a.m.               Opening Remarks

      10:00-11:00 a.m.             Keynote: Justin Shewell

      11:00-11:15 a.m.             Short Break

      11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     Plenary: JPB Gerald

      12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.    30-minute Break

      12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.      Plenary Brittany Foose

      1:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m.        Closing

       

      *This event is sponsored by TESOL International

       

      The only way they could improve on this would be if they would post the recordings afterwards!

       

        

      Cancelled events that were to be a part of Learning2gether

       

      June 3-5 MELTA in Penang Cancelled

       

      I don't know if this one has been rescheduled

       

       

      I submitted an abstract in Feb, 2020 and received an aknowledgement via Google Forms

      How to teach English through computational thinking without having to know coding

       

      The workshop seeks to show how language skills can be developed when the focus of a lesson is not necessarily on the language itself but more on tasks involving using English communicatively and thoughtfully. Many students and teachers realize that some knowledge of coding is an essential skill in the modern workplace, and are therefore receptive to learning more about it. The presenter gives examples of language teachers who integrate computational thinking and even coding into their language classes to promote the 21st century skills of critical and creative thinking, analysis, and problem solving, in addition to the more obviously language-related skills of collaboration and communication stimulated by information gaps and having to articulate algorithmic processes with acceptable fluency. The workshop introduces and guides participants through simple activities using step-by-step approaches, presented in accessible terminology, that can clarify for them this relationship between computational thinking and language development. The activities are set out in handouts that participants can use during the workshop and with students later in class. The activities require neither a computer nor prior knowledge of programming, only the instructions on the handouts, and participants will be pointed to repositories of many more such resources online.

       

      50 word bio

      Vance Stevens lives in Penang and has produced hundreds of episodes of Learning2gether.net. His publications, available at http://vancestevens.com/papers/, deal with students using computers to learn languages and teachers learning to teach using technology. His accomplishments earned him the 2019 CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

       

      More info

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yZ1Z9IvRafuEVHgOAOsJz9Jdmoq5SU1GG89iZbjQcSc/edit?usp=sharing 

       

      I received this on Thu, May 7, 1:20 PM

      Dear Presenters, 

      We are pleased to inform you that we will continue accepting abstract proposals for the 29th MELTA International Conference which has been postponed to 2021. However, letters of acceptance will only be sent out once the conference dates have been confirmed. Thank you for showing your interest to participate in our conference and we look forward to meeting you next year. 

       

       

      Aug 6-8 GLoCALL 2020 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia postponed to Aug 5-7 2021

       

      https://glocall.org/

      I had been invited to be a GLoCALL 2020 International Featured Speaker

      and had accordingly submitted the following in a GLoCALL 2020 featured speaker form (Word document)

       

      Bio (104 words): 


      Vance Stevens lives in Penang, Malaysia. Founder/coordinator of Webheads in Action and Learning2gether.net, he has produced over 435 episodes since 2010. He is On the Internet section editor of TESL-EJ. and has over 150 publications, many available at http://vancestevens.com/papers/, 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 helped coordinate TESOL/CALL-IS Electronic Village Online (EVO) since 2003, and has co-moderated EVO Minecraft MOOC for the past 6 years. He was recently awarded the 2019 CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.

       

      Presentation Title: An analysis of two decades of EVO moderators’ decisions on platforms facilitating online distributed learning 

      (paper, 25 minutes or longer)

       

      Abstract (149 words): 

      EVO moderators have been conducting free and open online 5-week workshops in January-February every year since 2001. The all-volunteer moderators of these workshops must choose a platform for mounting each session, and the choices made of suitable online tools to best accomplish their goals can be instructive for colleagues wishing to host their own online courses and communities online.

      The recent loss of Google+ Communities, Yahoo! Groups, and other online platforms heavily used by educators for facilitating online communities of practice has impacted Electronic Village Online moderators and their ability to find robust, stable, free, and open platforms for hosting projects promoting collaborative and shared learning in distributed CoPs.

      This presentation analyses decisions made by EVO moderators over the 20 years that EVO has been in existence, and the choices they have made in coming up with serviceable tools despite the occasional sudden loss of many of these platforms.

       

       

      More online events calendars and archives

         

      edWeb.net

      http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/
      Webinars on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

       

       

      IATEFL Webinars

      Find the schedule of upcoming webinars here

      https://www.iatefl.org/events

       

       

      Instructional Design Service Project

      The Designer Dialogues webcast series

       

      The Designer Dialogues webcasts were hosted by Jennifer Maddrell on the second Thursdays of each month between 2013-2018. 

       

      Learning Revolution

      Ongoing webinars: http://learningrevolution.com/

      Host your own webinar: http://learningrevolution.com/page/host-your-own-webinar 

       

       

      Prism offers free courses on Moodle

      More information in the Prism Newsletters

       

      Register for the courses here - https://www.rose-prism.org/moodle/

       

       

      Share Your Webinar

      A Facebook group for promoting your webinars (for free, of course)

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/shareyourwebinar/

       

        

      TESOL

       

      MyTESOL Lounge Live!

       

       

      FREE and open to members and non-members, myTESOL Lounge Live! is an online hosted conversation space for English language educators. Our next discussion, hosted by Okon Effiong, takes place 27 August at 12:30 pm EDT and will focus on concerns over the veracity of student assessment tasks in the virtual classroom.

       

      All you need to participate is a device with an internet connection. Once you sign up, instructions for joining the conversation will be emailed to you.



      TESOL Academic

       

      http://www.tesolacademic.org/ interviews TESOL luminaties and posts the interviews at its 
      YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TESOLacademic 

       

      The site says that it had 10 yrs 0f supporting scholarship in #TESOL (2008-2018) 

      and that it produced 78 free #LanguageEducation YouTube talks

       

      Suggest a TESOL Virtual Seminar Topic

       

      Have a suggestion for a virtual seminar? Complete this form to suggest a virtual seminar topic or speaker!

      TESOL Virtual Seminars are 90-minute Webcasts focused on key issues in ESL and EFL. The seminars are easy to access online from your home or office, as a live event or using the playback feature when it fits your schedule. You can also extend peer-to-peer learning by bringing together ELT professionals in your school or area for the seminar at no extra charge (registration is on a per site basis). Visit the TESOL Resource Center for examples of past virtual seminars.

       

      More about Learning2gether

       

      Currently (August 2020) we are webcasting mostly in Zoom

       

      Blackboard Collaborate is still generously provided to us by Learning Times. 
      Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 

       


       
      Won't you help out by volunteering to give us a presentation?
      Send a short blurb and the date requested to vancestev at gmail.com, or request to join this wiki -
      (to avoid spam annoyances, those requesting access are added as readers who can leave comments;
      but if you make known your desire to present, get in touch with us, and we will gladly make you a writer)

      Would you like to host an event?

      Finding out what's on

      At the moment people wishing to see what’s coming up on L2G can visit these links, http://learning2gether.net to start with, and from there be linked to http://learning2gether.pbworks.com

      From there you can reach the direct link to our next session: 
      http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents

      This is where people expect to see events posted. We also try and post announcements
      to various Facebook communities,
      and tweet them on #learning2gether


      You can also check on the Webheads list (anyone can view messages, they are public) 



      Once you know what and when, finding the events

      If the event is in Elluminate, you can easily join it at http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
      If the event is in a Hangout, we normally post direct links to the hangout against its date on this page and at
      http://webheadsinaction.org/live 
      Google+ communities is no more unfortunately

      What if you want to host an event

      If you want to initiate a Learning2gether event, you can join the wiki at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com, and when you are a Writer, you can write your details there. However, alert Vance Stevens (vancestev at my gmail address) what your attentions are. When I get requests to join the wiki from people I don't know and who have not contacted me before, I approve them, but as readers on the wiki.

      Up to now, anyone wishing to place an event on our calendar needs to join the wiki.  If I recognize the person (I know them or they emailed their intentions to vancestev at gmail.com) then I will give writer privileges on the wiki (otherwise, in order to keep spam off the wiki, I grant reader privileges).  As of this writing (May 2019) there are 225 users with reader or writer privileges at our wiki. The increase in the past couple of years has been at the rate of about 1 every two weeks.

      There are a couple of other considerations when planning.
      Anyone can start and record a Hangout and harvest its YouTube video embed (I used to use Any Video Converter to get an mp3 from that but I am unaware of any such converters at present that are both free and trustworthy).
      We also have available Blackboard Collaborate, which we fondly still call Elluminate, available to us on an ongoing grant from http://learningtimes.com. If you wish to use this venue you should reserve it by creating an entry at http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

       

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      If you would like to present an event or host a discussion please let Vance know. Write vancestev at gmail.com 

      Here's a possibility, posted on https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomlit/ 

      (Ozma might present this when she starts doctoral studies next year :-)

       


      Events archive

      Once an event has happened, its archive gets moved to http://learning2gether.net, a podblog managed by Vance Stevens.

      This is done in this way:
      An entry pointing to the archive is made in the wiki index: 

      http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/34456755/archiveindex
      Whatever artifacts there were at the wiki as well as any recordings made are placed in the blog at http://learning2gether.net
      The blog has a podcast feed. You can find the RSS icon at our About tab

       

      Kudos


       

       

      And this unexpected 2018 to 2019 New Year's greeting encapsulates what L2g is all about: https://www.screencast.com/t/q8nQsopMIbsO 

       

       

       NileTESOLwebinar2vancestevens.pdf

       

        

       

       

       

      These materials were compiled by Vance Stevens, https://learning2gether.net  

      You are free to share-alike and with attribution under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

       

      The date of this update is May 17 2021 - 06:00 UTC 

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Comments (10)

      Joseph Savirimuthu said

      at 1:55 pm on Mar 10, 2013

      Weblink to stream at 12 noon does not appear to be recognised by Firefox

      Vance Stevens said

      at 5:08 pm on Mar 11, 2013

      I see you made it in at any rate :-) Thanks for joining us; archive at http://learning2gether.posterous.com/veillance-hangout-with-alex-hayes-and-posse

      Benjamin L. Stewart, PhD said

      at 11:33 pm on Aug 27, 2013

      Vance and others, is there anything scheduled for Sept. 1-2? If not, how about a PLN, show and tell? Each participant does a screen share demonstrating and explaining the "what", "how", "why", etc. of current web tools, communities, personal contacts, etc. that contribute to one's professional learning? What do others think?

      Vance Stevens said

      at 7:33 am on Aug 29, 2013

      Sounds like a plan there Ben! It just needs movers and shakers :-) Let's bring our communities to bear on it, Sept 1, 2nd, or both ...

      Benjamin L. Stewart, PhD said

      at 4:13 pm on Aug 29, 2013

      Will do!

      marouf said

      at 4:20 pm on Jan 12, 2015

      Hello Mr. Stevens,
      Is this the right wiki that I must enter? Thanks

      Vance Stevens said

      at 10:08 pm on Jan 13, 2015

      Hi Marouf, this is the right wiki if you want to give a presentation or host a discussion here. What did you want to do here?

      joshhe1977 said

      at 4:23 pm on Jul 28, 2015

      Dear Vance Stevens
      I am happy to be able to join such splendid community. Maria Colussa told me about it.
      If there is some discussion related to gamification, game based learning, inmersive environments or minecraft in education, I would be very happy to participate and learn. I coordinated a research published in Educational Tehcnology and Society. (JCR-Q2): http://www.ifets.info/journals/18_3/9.pdf so I am very enthusiastic with the topic. Thanks again for everything

      Vance Stevens said

      at 7:35 pm on Jul 28, 2015

      Hi José-Manuel,
      Great to hear from you. I coordinated a session on Minecraft for educators last Jan / Feb and will do so again in 2016, https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112993649763396826671. We could welcome your participation and perhaps you could come online one Sunday around 1400 GMT (give or take an hour or two) and tell us more about your research Find our schedule here http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether - just find a Sunday that's free and we'd love to meet you online.

      Maria Jose said

      at 10:39 pm on Jan 28, 2017

      Dear Vance Stevens
      It´ll be a pleausre to share my experience working on global projects. Where may I send you all the information?

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