I have been a webhead since January 2002 when I joined the TESOL Evonline session which was the origin of Webheads in Action. Since then we have been together as a Community of practice in this Yahoo Group and in many other venues that we use for communication and collaborative work. However, every January there are EVOnline sessions (6-week events) which are more structured and each one coveres different topics. This year we had Becoming a Webhead to help new teachers with online tools for language teaching, you can see our website: http://www.geocities.com/bawebhead/index.html
and many of those teachers are now part of Webheads in Action (Antonia, for example).
Like Sus, I would like to hear more about you, and the topics that you would like to dicusss. Currently, some of us are getting ready to participate in Doris' sessions with teachers in Maracaibo, Venezuela (along this week), and on the 21-22 we will attend Tapped In Summer Festival.
Our Sunday chats are in Tapped In at noon GMT (I have been away for some time now, but I will try to go back as soon as possible).
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Antonia Melvin <antoniamelvin@...
Hi, I thought I'd contribute to this from the point of view of a very
uncollaborative webhead in that I just don't get the time to be more active.
However, I've found in the long term even the occasional look in on what's
being discussed is interesting, even fascinating, also useful, for eg. I'm
organising a small group of my students to participate in a project being
developed by Bee (Barabara Dieu, in Brazil).
In the school summer term for example, I used blogs successfully with
various groups of students and I would never have known how to use them had
it not been for webheads like Tere and Sus!( http://stjulians.com/eal/iblog/
Lastly, I find it reassuring to find that the webheads are always there : a
wonderful group who are promoting and developing the very best values in
cyber communication and learning. I look forward to the periods of time when
I am able to participate more actively.
big hugs to all,
----- Original Message -----
From: "susannenyrop" <susannenyrop@...>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 1:07 AM
Subject: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: A suggestion
> Hello Kazim
> and welcome to the Webheads circus! I've been an active part of
> Vance's ubiquitous Webheads artists :-) for the last four years, so
> in a way, I do understand your confusion about how this list works
> pretty wild growing and unstructured in all directions, in a mixed
> mode and just casual, as things come up. Being in a read only
> position must be pretty tough, although I know we do have many who
> are not actively contributing to our work.
> I think that your suggestion about having more topic oriented and
> focused discussions is interesting. But for me, this suggestion
> would not match the need for our community to have the more
> spontaneous conversation, as well as the ongoing request for
> technical support, reporting back from events or invitation and
> negociations for collaboration in courses, workshops, and
> conferences. I believe that you will find other more topic related
> discussion groups online that would fit with your need for structure
> and timeline, perhaps in some kind of group blog.
> It would help if you could tell us a bit about yourself and your
> actual interests, such as why and how you've been following what
> Vance has been doing for some years, without being tempted to
> becoming a webhead participant yourself earlier on? Are you working
> actively using CALL or CMC at the university of Balikezir? If you
> have suggestions for specific issues you would like to discuss, I'm
> sure you would find people here who were interested in joining your
> Yours, Sus Nyrop
> free lance education consultant and researcher,
> workshop leader and Webhead
> Danish University of Education, Copenhagen
> PS However, if you find that too many emails are cluttering your
> mailbox and you're not really interested in details, but would still
> like to keep an eye on what's happening with Webheads in Action, you
> should perhaps consider changing your mail preferences for this
> group to Digest mode; this way you will still have all messages but
> collected in longer mails.
> --- In email@example.com, Kazim Ar
> <kazim_ar@y...> wrote:
> > Dear My Colleagues,
> > I have been following what V. Steven has been doing doing for a
> couple of years and I have been a member of this groups for about 2
> > I wonder if you you agree with me if I suggest discussing one
> specific issue for lets say a week or a month and then another one.
> To me, getting emails that are not related to a specific field does
> not mean much.
> > Hope you can give your opinions.
> > Kazim Ar
> > Turkey
> > Kazim Ar
> > Balikesir University, Turkey
> > EFL Instructor
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