Saturday, 7 May 20165:50pm GMT, 6:50pm UK, 2:50am Tokyo (Sun), 11:20pm New Delhi, 1:50pm New York, 10:50am Los AngelesRoom Arthurhttp://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthurMo RiddifordIs a global shared SECOND language possible?We currently face growing global problems. Despite internet communication available now to half of the world's population, most people still find themselves limited within language groups. The discussion…See More
"Elizabeth Evans is originally from Glasgow, Scotland but she has been living in Italy for the past 32 years where she has been teaching English to all levels and types of students for more than 25 years, in Italy and abroad.
Since 2001 she has…"
"Sarah Ellis has an extensive background in English language teaching, teacher education and academic management in Italy and the UK. She has been involved with Cambridge English examinations for over 20 years as a speaking examiner, presenter…"
Sunday, 8 May 20165:30pm GMT, 6:30pm UK, 2:30am Tokyo (Mon), 11pm New Delhi, 1:30pm New York, 10:30am Los AngelesKEYNOTENik PeacheyEmpowering teachers through self publishingRecent advances in the development of low cost and free publishing tools combined with growing access to commercial platforms for the sale and distribution of self published ebooks is providing teachers with the opportunity to develop their professional competences and expand their opportunities for generating income beyond…See More
Sunday, 8 May 201611:30am GMT, 12:30am UK, 8:30pm Tokyo, 5pm New Delhi, 7:30am New York, 4:30am Los AngelesRoom Arthurhttp://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthurAli ShahsavandTechnology and FluencyIn each and every single language the most essential and meaningful ability is to master speaking. Adequate pronunciation and a reasonable level of oral fluency and being very close to the original accent is currently the biggest…See More
Sunday, 8 May 20164pm GMT, 5pm UK, 1am Tokyo (Mon), 9:30pm New Delhi, 12pm New York, 9am Los AngelesRoom Arthurhttp://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthurTechno-CLIL SymposiumModeration: Letizia CinganottoCLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning -- has a huge impact on teaching/learning, with great advantages both for the foreign language and for the subjects which are taught in that language.The teaching of a subject…See More
Sunday, 8 May 20169am GMT, 10am UK, 6pm Tokyo, 2:30pm New Delhi, 5am New York, 2am Los AngelesRoom Arthurhttp://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthurKEYNOTE Joe DaleThe purposeful use of technology in the languages classroomThis presentation will look at the power and potential of different technologies such as iPads, Android devices and Windows tablets and laptops for enhancing language learning in and out of the classroom.…See More
Sunday, 8 May 201612am GMT, 1am UK, 9am Tokyo (Sun), 5:30am New Delhi (Sun), 8pm New York, 5pm Los AngelesRoom Arthurhttp://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthurKEYNOTEDr. Cynthia CalongneBridging Worlds and Connecting Minds on the 3D WebTake a ride on the wild side as Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, demonstrates the power of open source 3D Web solutions and how they're integrating to characterize the classroom of the future. No…See More
Saturday, 7 May 20165:30pm GMT, 6:30pm UK, 2:30am Tokyo (Sun), 11pm New Delhi, 1:30pm New York, 10:30am Los AngelesRoom Arthurhttp://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/arthurSylvia GuinanHow The Blogosphere Adds Substance To Professional DevelopmentThe blogosphere is a community, a way of working, a way of sharing, and, ultimately, the cream of your social media learning pie. Whether you are sharing action research in the classroom,…See More
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Digital Media & Learning, a Master’s degree in Linguistics and certification in Multimedia Studies.
Experience and Background
Shelwyn has worked in digital design since 1994.…"
May we ask: Are you a language educator? If so, what language do you teach? If not, what else do you do?
Heike Philp, Belgium/ Germany
Heike Philp is CEO of let’s talk online sprl which provides technology support for language learning and events in real-time via the internet. Philp co-initiated three European funded projects on teaching and learning a language in real-time at a distance: LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers), AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live ONline) and CAMELOT (CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning). Philp founded and organises several web conferences, Virtual Round Table (language learning technologies) DaFWEBKON (teachers of German), SLanguages Annual Symposium. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life.
Not at all! These are changing times and although my classroom is considered "substantial separate" and organized around student individual IEP needs, I still must submit portfolios for my 8th and 10th graders that are baaed on the Massachusetts standards which of course are STEM subjects. So, you might think of it as more fundamentally applied academics with a dash of life skills and a good measure of technology. I use my smart board extensively and my students are very engaged by the many multimedia platforms I discover for them to use to access the internet and the wealth of knowledge available for all. We glog, blog, communicate, collaborate online and create wikis just like everyone else as I work very hard to teach 21st century skills so my students are just as prepared as their general ed counterparts to participate in a global workforce. This year we will be doing even more utilizing technology and project based learning. The more web 2.0 tools I can teach them, the more successful they will be when it is their turn to enter the job market. Best Regards, Suzan
Am not suggesting you change what you do ... just make it clearer to subscribers about the conditions of use.
If it is working for you then stay with it ... if it is not broken then don't fix it ... or if I'm the only hiccup then stay with the status quo.
If I was to have a preference for hosting recordings it would be to throw them all on YouTube ... have your own channel (which I suspect you probably already have) that is where the largest community is ... with comprehensive descriptions and hastags then non-attendees may well find them more easily.
Youtube provides security and peace of mind and is free ... it enables sharing in several ways ... I cannot see if you allow embedding of videos by others ... I'd highly recommend it if you don't ... it's all about the sharing as you already know.
One problem to this is that a number of countries block YouTube ... including China at the moment ... some schools are reluctant to use VPNs to get around those blocks even though they technically can.
Mind you ... some of those same countries also block Ning ....
If members of VRT are not allowed to Blog in 'My Page' then it might be worthwhile either switching off that functionality or stating the conditions of use on the front page ... to clarify the terms of membership.