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3279Re: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] SUMMARY and RECORDINGS of Special Event by TESOL CALL-IS & IATEFL LTSIG

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  • Eric Baber
    Oct 14, 2013
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      Thanks for letting us know Heike, and a huge thanks to all involved. Great to see this collaboration with TESOL!

      Best

      Eric


      On 14 Oct 2013, at 13:20, <heike.philp@...> wrote:

       

      Dear all,

      We are delighted to announce that we saw 252 unique visitors in Adobe Connect for the Special Event on 12 October 2013, the first joint online conference of TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG. 

      May we thank Deborah Healey of TESOL CALL-IS and Paul Sweeney of IATEFL LTSIG  for initiating this collaborative highlight.


      A special thanks to the presenters: Christel Broady, Carol Chapelle, Gavin Dudeney,Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Deborah Healey, Nicky Hockly, Phil Hubbard,Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware & Shaun Wilden for their contributions, which have been recorded. 


      And a heart-warming thanks to our moderators and helpers Ellen Dougherty, Jack Watson, Dawn Bikowski.and Sophia Mavridi.

      Below please find a summary of the event and the links to the recordings.

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      SPECIAL EVENT: TESOL CALL-IS & IATEFL LTSIG
      Saturday 12 October 2013, UTC 14:00 - 21:00
      Hashtag: #ltsig

      Using Technology in Teaching: Principles in Practice, TESOL CALL-IS & IATEFL LTSIG
      The first joint online conference by TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG

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      WELCOME ADDRESS
      UTC 14:00
      Paul Sweeney - LTSIG coordinator, UK
      Deborah Healey - CALL-IS coordinator, USA
      Moderator: Ellen Dougherty
      RECORDING (4min): http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p42365d6jul/
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      OPENING PLENARY
      The case for technology and language learning - Prof. Carol Chapelle (CALL-IS)
      Moderator: Ellen Dougherty, UAE
      UTC 14:15
      RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p4qjob7nrti/
      What are the reasons for using technology for language teaching and learning in 2013? I will outline five lines of argument:
      * meta-analysis of comparison studies,
      * analysis of students' needs beyond the classroom,
      * students' need for training in language learning strategies,
      * the importance of connecting learners with appropriate language, and
      * the opportunities for cross-cultural learning.
      Each of the five lines of argument draws upon theory and research in different areas of applied linguistics, which I will point out as I describe each of the arguments.

      CAROL A. CHAPELLE is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. She is editor of the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Wiley, 2013) and co-editor of the Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series. She is past president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and former editor of TESOL Quarterly. Her research investigates the use of technology in language learning and assessment, the topic of many of her books and research articles.

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      The role of online tools in teacher development - Shaun Wilden (LTSIG)
      Moderator: Paul Sweeney
      UTC 15:00
      RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p7y3qn6nulj/
      In this talk I'll take a whistle stop look at how the online world has opened new opportunities for teacher development.  Once online was the domain of early adopter teachers, but now the Internet is full of sites, tools and teachers keen to share and develop. We'll look at how the Internet and technology has created a wide range of options from formal courses, to the rise of autonomous professional development. Taking in everything from PLNs to hashtags and curation tools a veritable smorgasbord for your afternoon conference delight.

      SHAUN WILDEN has been involved in English language teaching for over twenty years. He is currently the International House World Organisation Teacher Training Coordinator but also works as a freelance teacher trainer and materials writer for OUP - contributing materials to a number of coursebooks. Apart from that he maintains several online teaching sites including
      ihonlinetraining.net <http://ihonlinetraining.net>  and is interested in the application of technology to teaching. He is also a moderator of the twitter #eltchat group which meets every Wednesday to discuss issues and ideas in ELT. Feel free to follow him @shaunwilden or read his blog (http://www.shaunwilden.com). When not sitting at a computer, Shaun enjoys growing food in his garden and the cooking it.

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      Designer learning - Nicky Hockly (LTSIG)
      Moderator: Paul Sweeney
      UTC 16:00
      RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p53b2hebljf/
      Laurillard suggests that classroom practitioners need to become designers of effective learning experiences. This talk examines how we can implement a BYOD(bring your own device) approach in the language classroom, and the role of the teacher as designer of effective mobile-based communicative classroom tasks. Based on my own experience with BYOD, I suggest six parameters for the effective design and sequencing of mobile-device based tasks.

      NICKY HOCKLY has been involved in EFL teaching and teacher training since 1987. She is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E, an online teacher training and development consultancy, and an international plenary speaker. She writes regular columns on technology for teachers for the ELTJ (English Language Teaching Journal) and for ETP (English Teaching Professional), and is co-author of How to Teach English with Technology, Learning English as a Foreign Language for Dummies, Teaching Online and most recently of Digital Literacies (2013). She has published an e-book, Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators, and is currently working on a book on mobile and handheld learning. She is joint Coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG, and a self-confessed technophobe turned technophile.

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      TESOL Technology Standards: Why, how, and for whom - Deborah Healey, Phil Hubbard, Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware, with help from Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
      Moderator(s): Jack Watson and Ellen Dougherty
      UTC 17:00
      RECORDING (50min): http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p2l9shshdzc/

      In this session, some of the authors of TESOL’s Technology Standards will begin with a brief overview of the Standards, including why they were developed and how they differ from other standards. We will discuss how the Standards can be used in teacher preparation. We will then share a couple of vignettes related to specific standards and describe how teachers can use the vignettes to improve teaching with technology.

      DEBORAH HEALEY, Senior Instructor at the University of Oregon, has taught English and trained teachers for over 30 years.  She co-authored TESOL Technology Standards: Description, Implementation, Integration with Phiil Hubbard, Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware, Greg Kessler, and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, and worked on the ELT game, Trace Effects.

      PHIL HUBBARD is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Director of the English for Foreign Students program in the Stanford University Language Center. For the past three decades, he has published and presented widely in the field of technology in language teaching and learning. His current interests focus on teacher education, learner training, listening, and curating digital media.

      SOPHIE IOANNOU-GEORGIOU has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in a variety of contexts. She is currently an Inspector for English at the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and continues to train in-service teachers  through the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute.

      PAIGE WARE is an Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University. She received her Ph.D. in Education at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on the use of Internet-based technologies for fostering language development and literacy practices among adolescent learners in school settings.

      ELIZABETH HANSON-SMITH is professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento. Her website, Computers for Education, offers free resources for teachers, She has authored many articles and books on CALL pedagogy, most recently assisting with the TESOL Technology Standards vignettes and the ELT game, Trace Effects..

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      Digital literacies - Gavin Dudeney (LTSIG)
      Moderator: Heike Philp
      UTC 18:00
      RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p71uhtqdnob/

      This talk examines how the traditional 'three rs' (reading, writing and arithmetic), long considered the cornerstones of basic literacy/numeracy, have changed as we advance into the digital age. We will discover what it means to be digitally literate, explore the new types of literacy that have emerged alongside the advent of Web 2.0 and analyse why it is important to work with these literacies on a daily basis in our teaching.

      GAVIN DUDENEY is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E, working primarily in online training in EdTech, and in consultancy work in the same field. Gavin has been Coordinator and Journal Editor for the IATEFL LT SIG and - more recently - Honorary Secretary and Chair of the Electronics Committee (ElCom). A regular contributor to journals, Gavin is author of The Internet & The Language Classroom (CUP 2000, 2007), co-author of the award-winning How To Teach English with Technology (Longman 2007) and co-author of Digital Literacies (2013). He is currently co-authoring a book on mobile learning to be published in 2014.

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      The sky is not the limit: Connecting with elementary makers in the cloud - Christel Broady (CALL-IS)
      Moderator: Jack Watson
      UTC 19:00
      RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p5655mxx0lg/

      Pupils are born into a digital world and used to navigating it for all of life’s facets. However, when they enter school they are often confused by a traditional learning and teaching environment, which is alien to them. In this presentation, a case will be made for a new definition of teaching and learning.
      Biodata:

      CHRISTEL BROADY, associate professor of graduate education and program director of the ESL teacher endorsement at Georgetown College, has developed and taught many education courses, including educational technology and digital learning. Her publications and presentations include book chapters, articles, international presentations, keynotes, and invited workshops. She is also involved in multiple global collaborations to create and disseminate educational technology knowledge across disciplines via MOOCS and other platforms also providing free training for teachers in developing countries, and collaborating on international book projects. She publishes daily in social media via 2 BLOGS, Twitter, and Facebook.

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      Joint closing session and open Q&A
      UTC 20:00 (Pacific 13:00 | Central 15:00 | Eastern 16:00 | London 21:00 | CET 22:00)
      Moderation: Paul Sweeney - LTSIG coordinator, UK and Deborah Healey - CALL-IS coordinator, USA
      RECORDING: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p5kocrzdpc2/

      Recordings have been published on Facebook 
      https://www.facebook.com/LTSIG and
      https://www.facebook.com/ TESOLCALLIS

      Additionally we did a short 5min interview with Dawn Bikowski, who volunteered to moderate and who was part of Trace Effect, a free language learning game created by the US Government. RECORDING (5min) http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p8upqv5ikqd/

      What a wonderfully successful event, which had been planned for many months and at a time when we did not know that RSCON4 was to take place.

       

      Onceagain a warm thank you to all involved and a special thanks to the many participants for your great support!

       

      On behalf of CALL-IS 

       

      Your IATEFL LTSIG team

       

      Nicky Hockly and Paul Sweeney, Coordinators

      Shaun Wilden, Events Organizer

      Heike Philp, Online Events Organizer

      Natalya Eydelman, Newsletter Editor

      Pete MacKichan, Webmaster

      Vicky Saumell, Community Manager

      Sophia Mavridi, Treasurer

      Graham Stanley and Pete Sharma, Committee Members

       


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