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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

 

 

Sat 26 June 0200 UTC - TEFL Kuwait Colloquium: Optimizing English Language Education: Practical Takeaways

 

Join us for yet another magnificent lineup of speakers at TEFL Kuwait Colloquium: "Optimizing English Language Education: Practical Takeaways"

Date: Saturday, the 26th of June

Time: 5.00 PM AST, GMT+3 Hrs

 

It's a free event

Click here to register: https://algonquincollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscO2przsjGNYBw7dmGnMZbzbfHLEN4jIb

 

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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

 

Learning2gether about the nether: Immersed in a VSTE Minecraft Mondays nether world community gaming adventure

https://learning2gether.net/2021/06/08/learning2gether-about-the-nether-on-a-vste-minecraft-mondays-nether-world-community-gaming-adventure

 

Recording https://youtu.be/D4heuGSEvNY

 

 

Thu 17 June from 1600 UTC 2nd Library 2.021 mini-conference on Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World

 

I copied and pasted this from promotional email. It is a free event.

 

The second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," was held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time.

 

The recordings of the sessions have been posted at https://www.library20.com/reinventing-post-covid.

You need to be a member of Library 2.0 (free) to access them there. 

Please join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. 

 

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been faced with all manner of challenges as they have worked to bring their service, resources, and events into the virtual realm. Unsurprisingly, librarians have not only met this challenge but thrived in bringing new dynamic digital content, engaging virtual programming and instructional events, and exciting online such as virtual book clubs, gaming tournaments, and even makerspace activities to their patrons. Please join us as we discuss the ways librarians have adapted and evolved their service offerings for a post COVID world.

 

This event was organized in partnership with Ellyssa Kroski, the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 conference events, which are designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Each three-hour event consists of a keynote panel, 10-15 crowd-sourced thirty-minute presentations, and a closing 30-minute keynote. A mini-conference FAQ (frequently asked questions) page is here. 

 

Participants are encouraged to use #library2020 and #librariespostcovid on their social media posts about the event.


 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JUNE 17th - 12:00 - 3:00 PM US PACIFIC TIME

 (Click the link on any session title to see the description and/or to correspond with the presenters. The actual Zoom session links will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the event.)

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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 June 22, 2021 - 02:00 UTC