Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Webheads Sunday Meetings (Webinars)
- Hi John!
Hope you'll be there on Sunday.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, John Hibbs wrote:
> >At 5:27 PM +0400 12/12/12, Vance Stevens wrote
> >To anyone planning to join us, try to familiarize yourself with the
> >following workshop paper
> Vance, Teresa, all Webheads: Once more I salute you for these kinds
> of efforts. There are many things to applaud and encourage. Which I
> would like to do by way of an over-long post:
> 1. I love the idea of submitting several days in advance of your
> Sunday meeting an outline such as the url to the pdf you circulated.
> I know that's a tough practice to cause for all or even most of the
> Sunday meetings. And of course the archives can "grow", especially
> with post-Sunday submissions. These are all helpful and encourage
> participation, the submissions and the reminders in my mail box to
> not overlook.
> 2. Learning Through Sharing PDF: The particular pieces the kind of
> thing that needs the widest possible distribution. As the author
> notes, the ideas presented may be aimed primarily to language
> learners; but the broader implications are enormous. A great piece
> of work.
> 3. This is the kind piece that the many governmental organizations of
> many stripes need to circulate. I suppose by RSS (and its
> counterparts) is one of the better, easier ways to ensure wide
> circulation? (plus all the 'subscribe" tools at hand) (the problem of
> course is overloaded mail boxes). The point here is to explore, and
> use, all those "share" tools you guys all use and talk about so much.
> (See next)
> 4. Because I am not much of a Facebook fan, I have not been "open" to
> using FB to gain wider audiences. Dr. Jim Morrison, retired professor
> from the University of North California and editor of wide reaching
> publications for many years, has opened my eyes to how he uses FB.
> Like Vance and me, Jim's an Old Dog too. The difference is that both
> of them adopt easily to learn new tricks. This Old Dog is still
> trying to work the gears on the Model T he bought brand new from
> Henry Ford. Reminders to the us Old Dogs on easier, better tricks to
> learn are always useful.
> Finally, phew....
> 5. The "Run Up" to Very Big Events. A zillion times I have
> referenced Sam Johnson's "Nothing concentrates the mind like a
> hanging." In the instant case, I say that "Nothing concentrates the
> mind like an event," Which is why those Sunday meetings are so
> important; to be considered something like the long baseball season
> in America where the 30 teams play 162 games the "regular" season;
> then there are a slew of playoffs; then the World Series. (of course
> the World Cup/soccer does this too.) The point is that the 52 Webhead
> Sunday meetings are very important in and of themselves; but they
> also can be considered as "warm ups" to the major global conferences,
> which in turn may well lead to being on what I consider to be the
> world's biggest stage, most important stage at TED.
> Jim Morrison, what say you?
> P.S. Steve Hargadon does this same kind of thing...so I am sending a
> copy to him
> Steve Hargadon
> John Hibbs
> Vance Stevens
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