Social Networking: Thriving as a Community of Practice
- Dear friends,
We are delighted to inform you that from November 5-8, 2009, we will be
running the Social Networking 2009 Conference. This open-knowledge event
will be completely online and free and it is aimed at ELT practitioners
to grow in the use of social networks as learning development tools
encouraging practioners to reflect on the role of communities of
practice as a social network in ELT.
This event is being jointly organized by AVEALMEC and ARCALL, two
Latin-American associations, one based in Venezuela and the other in
Argentina, interested in promoting the use of ICT in the language
For this event, we invited conference speakers from different parts of
George Siemens -Canada
Etienne Wenger -US
Vance Stevens -UAE
Nik Peachey -UK
Charalambos Vrasidas and Maria Solomou -Cyprus
Nicky Hockly -Spain
Erica Cruvinel and Ronaldo Lima Brazil
Rita Zeinstejer and Paula Ledesma -Argentina
Nellie Müller Deustch Israel
Carla Arena Brazil
Graham Stanley Spain
Jennifer Verschoor, Evelyn Izquierdo and Erica Cruvinel Argentina,
During four days, our guest speakers will be sharing their experiences
and expertise with participants and will help us grasp a better picture
of how social networks can be used in the language teaching and learning
field. We will be discussing about the concepts and theories around
social networks, communities of practice and the Web 2.0, as well as
about the use, advantages and drawbacks of social networking tools.
Join us and participate in this amazing learning experience!
Spread the word! Let´s get socially connected!
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