Great reminder Vance ! Registration starts on Jan 7th.
We are all excited about one more round of the Electronic Village Online,
and hoping to see many Webheads around!
On the road,
On Thursday, January 3, 2013, Vance Stevens wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> It's the time of year again for the TESOL Electronic Village Online, a.k.a.
> EVO, at http://evosessions.pbworks.com The call for participation is
> linked from there and on the cfp you will find listed a number of free
> online 5-week sessions starting Jan 14, 2013. These are usually fun, and
> always informal, highly participatory, and available to anyone.
> There are two events (that I know of) preceding the actual start. Both are
> listed here, with times and online venues:
> The first is scheduled this Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 1300 GMT - Vance Stevens,
> Ana Cristina Pratas, Claire Siskin, and Tony Gurr discuss: What's a
> MultiMOOC? That happens to be the name of the session the 4 of us are
> co-moderating, and its name derives from Multiliteracies, which has been
> the name of the session for the past several EVOs. It may be a MOOC where
> the M stands for 'minuscule' but in the hour this Sunday we discuss what it
> is about the session that makes it a MOOC in the participant
> directed-sense. To characterize this briefly, I would say that the course
> has a syllabus because that's what makes it a 'course' (the C in MOOC), and
> we plan to follow Cormier's steps in coping with MOOCs: orient, declare,
> network, cluster, focus. But we have no intention of following the syllabus
> if the participants in the course take the conversation in other
> directions. Or in Siemens's analogy, we expect to encourage participants to
> find their own paths to knowledge they themselves construct, not walk paths
> the co-moderators have beat out for them.
> The second event is the following Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 at 14:00 GMT - Jeff
> Lebow hosts the EVO (Electronic Village Online) Mega-Kickoff, probably in a
> Google Hangout. More about that later and at the link above.
> I hope you can join us for our online sessions or failing that (they are
> all recorded, so you can not listen to them later :-) But I especially
> encourage you to check out the EVO opportunities (try and enroll by Jan 14)
> if you haven't already.
> Vance Stevens
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