This webinar is hosted in English
Vance Stephens will be hosting Learning2Gether with Nellie Deutsch. Nellie will discuss the upcoming Moodle MOOC for June 2013.
You are invited to join the the first Moodle MOOC of its kind hosted by WizIQ and organized by Dr. Nellie Deutsch.
Learning2Gether is a wiki which serves to organize teachers in meeting online at regular times weekly to conduct free ‘class-roots’ professional development seminars and discuss topics of mutual interest. Presenters and participants range from expert to those merely interested in the topics. Sessions are recorded, and a growing archive of recorded resources is accumulating at the site. This talk explains how Learning2Gether came about, and how it draws on and expands its participants’ personal learning networks so that knowledge is transferred informally and peer to peer. A crucial aspect of the learning that takes place there is where teachers model to one another how to use Web 2.0 tools to leverage learning through networking, and to apply these to classroom and other professional development opportunities. This talk is couched it in the perspective of how teachers achieve the aha! Moment, where they 'get' how technology can become a critical enabler of what they ordinarily try to do pedagogically in their classrooms. In this presentation I will try to provoke an aha! moment by illustrating how a PLN works to enhance such learning by getting people from other virtual spaces to join us in real time, live and online.
Vance’s career includes CALL coordinator, software developer, lecturer in ESL and computing, founder of Webheads as well as CALL-IS in TESOL, and facilitator in TESOL's online professional development programs. On the boards of APACALL, TESL-EJ, CALL Journal, and Writing & Pedagogy, he encourages people to have F.U.N. and think SMALL.
Vance’s career includes CALL coordinator, software developer, lecturer in ESL and computing, founder of Webheads as well as CALL-IS in TESOL, and facilitator in TESOL&amp;amp;amp;amp;#39;s online professional development programs. On the boards of APACALL, TESL-EJ, CALL Journal, and Writing and Pedagogy, he encourages people to have F.U.N. and think SMALL.
Vance Stevens was 20 years an ESL lecturer and CALL coordinator before becoming CALL software developer and consultant, lecturer in computing, teacher coordinator at the Naval College, CERT/HCT, Abu Dhabi, and most recently, English teacher at the UAE air college in Al Ain. He founded Webheads in Action in 1998 and has coordinated that community of practice ever since, including organizing three free international online teacher conferences. He was founding member and past chair of the CALL-IS in TESOL, he has taught in two of TESOL&amp;amp;amp;amp;#39;s online professional development programs, and is a coordinator of the TESOL-affiliated Electronic Village Online sessions, where he has been a facilitator each year since 2002. He has been working for the past decade on promoting professional development and learner autonomy via social media and collaboration in online spaces. He has numerous publications and presentations, both on-site and online, listed at http://vancestevens.com/papers/. He currently serves on executive board of APACALL, and the editorial boards of TESL-EJ, CALL Journal, and Writing and Pedagogy.
1. <a href="http://adVancEducation" > about Vance </a>
2. <a href="http://learning2gether.net" > Learning Together </a>
3. <a href="toolkit4learning.blogspot.com" > blog </a>