SBF15: Blogging and Logging conversations among educators

Vance Stevens

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Blogging and Logging conversations among educators : Blogging and Logging conversations among educators Vance Stevens at the free online Spring Blog Festival Mar 21 2015 Find these slides at vance2015sbf

SBF Presents ... : SBF Presents ...

Themes : Themes This talk touches on 15 years experience with learners and colleagues in virtual spaces practicing engagement in online and blended contexts Burgeoning of connectivist learning opportunities from pioneer days to the proliferation of those available today How learning online reshapes our notions of engaging with students

15-year perspective : 15-year perspective 1997 - Dave Winet and 1998 - Writing for Webheads 2000 - Invited speaker at TESOL 2000 Vancouver on WfW 2002 - Webheads in Action EVO session 2004 - George Siemens seminal paper on connectivism 2005 - 1st WiAOC : free, online, no funding or expenses 2006 - 1st K-12 Online Conference , same model above 2007 - Siemens organized Future of Learning , free, online 2008 - Siemens, Downes, Cormier 1st connectivist MOOC 2009 - Last WiAOC (2nd in 2007 ) 2010 - Learning2gether launched

Roots of L2g : Roots of L2g Learning2gether: An initiative of Vance Stevens evolving most directly from Synchronous meetings with Writing for Webheads meeting each week from 1998 - 2001 Synchronous meetings with Webheads in Action held weekly since 2002 ( chat logs exist from 1998-2008 ) Three WiAOC (WiA Online) Convergences in 2005, 2007, and 2009

Learning2gether : Learning2gether Started in September 2010, hosted apprx 250 events Has hosted conversations most weeks since, usually on Sundays (but for Spring Blog Festival, on a Saturday). Encourages all educators who enjoy connecting with peers to contribute their voices to perpetuating conversations at L2 This presentation will explain how L2g works and how you can contribute and participate : More links in top bar here

Learning2gether Websites : Learning2gether Websites Relationships between Wordpress blog and wiki pages

Learning2gether wiki : Learning2gether wiki

Join this space and write here : Join this space and write here

Next Upcoming Events : Next Upcoming Events Lists not just events organized by L2g but all open events known to L2g Open = no login, archives available to anyone Chronologically, Times in GMT

Archive index : Archive index Lists 23 events in 2010 approx. 200 from 2011 to 2014 12 in 2015 : Description in the ABOUT tab Videos, mp3s, show notes, slide URLs all posted here Learning2geth

About tab has links to previous slides : About tab has links to previous slides

Connecting the Network : Connecting the Network #Learning2gether starts with “Scooping” past events :

Twitter : Twitter Posts made automatically from

Linkedin : Linkedin to find my updates Posts made automatically from

Tagboard : Tagboard

Announcing next events : Announcing next events Post to various places using #Learning2gether tag

Facebook : Facebook Post both announcements of events and also links to archived recordings in all our spaces

Google+ Communities : These are a few we regularly post to Also set up Hangouts on Air here Can schedule events Hold conversations Learning2gether is here Google+ Communities

Hangouts on Air : Ha ngouts on Air

HoA’s Livestreamed : At More information here ... HoA’s Livestreamed Stevens, V. (2013). Tweaking Technology: How Communities Meet Online Using Google+ Hangouts On Air with Unlimited Participants. TESL-EJ, Volume 17, Number 3, pp. 1-16. Available:

How this impacts practice : How this impacts practice Frequent interaction with peers Shared problem-solving Connectivist professional development changes mindset toward teaching Gain tips and tricks for use with students Learn how to truly flip Not only our classes, but Our professional development

Thank you from Vance Stevens : Thank you from Vance Stevens This presentation is available at

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