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Getting Started on My Dissertation: MMORGs for Language Learning

Problem-based learning (PBL) in simulated environments such as massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORGs) offers a variety of language-based scenarios with nonplaying characters providing model language support for cultural, vocabulary, and literacy development.  Gaming provides situated learning of content in a PBL format (Brown, Collins, & Duguid, 1989).  For example, the U.S. Department of State designed Trace Effects, a video game (also a MMORG), for juvenile English…

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PLENARY ELTons Sneak Preview

Recording (7h): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p3t7zoohn12/

The ELTons, sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English language teaching (ELT). They reward educational resources that help English language learners and teachers to achieve their…

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Heike Philp: CAMELOT- CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and Learning

Recording (40min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p33p7cgmqtv/

Moving pictures, sound and stories are the most powerful way of communicating learning content. For Generation Z, video is the favoured means of communication, expression as well as learning with youtube having become the second most…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Edith Paillat and Betsy Quero: Higher Ed Language Immersion in 3D

Recording (40min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p6kh1ww7keo/

How effective are 3d Virtual environments for language learning at tertiary level? Come and listen to a project report the French, Spanish and Italian departments at Victoria University conducted on Second Life in 2012 and continue late 2013. The…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart Language quests and data analystics in secondary school

Recording (29min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p1b6pp29xbn/

This session will

1. share talkademy's experiences of using virtual worlds in secondary schools doing language quests with mixed teams of remote partner schools…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

Geoff Tranter: e-Quality? - e-Quality!!

Recording (27min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p1r4yevtxl4/

The discussion on the pros and cons of online testing is an ongoing feature in the world of testing, evaluation and assessment. The supporters of online test systems make a number of claims to demonstrate the high level of quality,…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

Arjana Blazic, and Bart Verswijvel: The Pedagogical Value of eTwinning Projects

Recording (40min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p8bkhzecj7o/

We want to take you on a  Learning Odyssey where you will acquire the skills to carefully navigate through the sea of available web 2.0 tools. You will learn how to resist the seemingly irresistible allure of web 2.0 tools and how to…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Eva Buyuksimkesyan: Reading Activities Spiced Up with Web 2.0

Recording (29min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p471o1gkhs2/

‘My students don’t read the books I assigned.’ Isn’t it a problem for many of us? If only they could realise how much they would improve themselves when they read. How about motivating them with fun activities? When they find something…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

David Dodgson: Lessons on the fly and online

Recording (27min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p8ai7stknl9/

The Cambridge YLE examinations Starters, Mover and Flyers are now an established international benchmark for young learners of English around the world. With their increasing popularity comes increasing pressure for teachers to prepare their…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

Michelle Woga0n: Collaborating with Kids

Recording (33min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5x2txfyvvl/

Collaborative projects are an excellent way of providing real communication in English for our learners. Technology allows us to incorporate simultaneous learning with students all over the world. In this webinar I will look at ways of…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Anna Conway, Armenia and Claudia Carril, Uruguay Bonding Cultures Through Digital Tools

Recording (25min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p516chznuum/

Technology has become an inseparable part of modern life, and teenagers nowadays take a great interest in anything that has to do with computers. In general, they learn a lot while using computers and surfing the Internet without…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 12:29am — No Comments

KEYNOTE LT SIG EVENT: Paul Driver Embodiment, Technology and Locative Play

Recording (1h 3min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p986i73tokd/

Technology is embedded in our daily life-worlds and, as such, should play a part in the ecology of experiences of learning a language. However, that does not mean to say that the choices we make about which technologies to use and how…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 12:19am — No Comments

Marisa Constantinides:From Curation to Creation

Recording (54min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p1sjzzgqrg8/

Curating content may well be the latest online trend. Because most of the tools are also social networking tools, curating is a great first step to getting connected with other like-minded teachers from around the world.…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 12:14am — No Comments

Merve Oflaz: Turkey Give your students a second chance

Recording (25min)http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5en9ggztcg/

If students find ‘reading’ and ‘writing’ challenging, they can sometimes turn into reluctant learners and even lose their self-confidence. Then, they may need a ‘second chance’ to be encouraged. It is very much possible to help them to…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 12:07am — No Comments

Jason Levine: From Collocation to Critical Thinking

Recording (1h 11min)http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p2ej6e3xejy/

A demonstration of how songs and videos based on the repetitive input of collocations can promote accurate and fluent use of English and help build a foundation for critical thinking skills.…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 12:01am — No Comments

Unconference/ Barcamp hosted by Vance Steves, Arjana Blazic and Heike Philp

Recording (7h): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p3t7zoohn12/

(first 2 hours = unconference, last hour = ELTONS, forgot to switch off)

An Unconference is a participant-driven…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Janet Bianchini: Spice Up Your Teaching with Apps and Tools from A - Z

Recording (34min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p58mbrjvso0/

Janet likes to use web 20 tools whenever she can, whether it’s for online teaching or face2face blended online situations.  She has discovered that most of the tools she uses can be easily exploited in both fields.…

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Natasa Bozic Grojic: Give Them Homework They Will Love

Recording (33min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p8lht03m18x/

What do you do when you teach in a computerless classroom and you happen to be a technogeek? Moreover, you teach adult students who claim they have no time to work on their English between classes? And then, you notice that their writing…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 27, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Nina Jeroncic: I speak meme!

Recording (35min)http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4nco5930jt/

One does not simply understand the reference in this sentence without following the internet culture. Want to speak the English of your students like a boss? Do you want your students to stop trolling you, facepalming at you? Your…

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Added by Heike Philp on May 26, 2013 at 11:34pm — No Comments

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