hi from TESOL
- What a great Web site, Dr. James.
I came upon a good link for corpora and concordancing / text
analysis at TESOL: http://devoted.to/corpora/
And a reminder about these two presentations, still to go ...
Thursday, April 1, 2004 Internet Fair: 16:30 to 17:30 GMT, (8:30-
9:30 am in Long Beach) - The EV Online session "Professional
Development through 2004 EV Online Sessions" organized by Christine
ramazani/TESOL/2004/InternetFair/EV2004.htm. The schedule of
presentations is here:
Friday, April 2, 22:00 to 23:00 GMT, (2:00 - 3:00 pm in Long Beach.
I have been invited to present in an Electronic Village Special
Event, The Internet Classics Fair to be offered at the upcoming 2004
TESOL Convention in Long Beach, California. My presentation will
connect conference participants with members of the Webheads
community of practice who will join online from locations distant
from the conference. As I have done at this conference the previous
two years, I will set up a web cam and use this and voice chat
software to enable the local and distant participants to communicate
and interact with one another. According to the invitation: "This
invitation is based on the high quality of the presentation you gave
for either the 2002 or 2003 TESOL Internet Fair. This "invitation
only" forum will feature the best presentations from the past few
years of Internet Fair presentations. It is a means to bring back
some of the best, thus providing access to those who may have missed
these exceptional examples of Internet use for ESL/EFL instruction."
We'll go online in the usual places such as Yahoo Groups and
http://www.tappedin.org and http://www.alado.net/webheads and
http://www.learningtimes.org and try to make contact with the
outside world. On Friday I'll have a web cam set up (not sure about
Sorry about all the thumb twiddling on Tuesday. These next two
sessions are only for an hour and should be more interactive for the
online audiences since they are not on-site 'presentations' but are
demonstrations of the medium.
Hope to see you there,
--- In email@example.com, "Susanne Nyrop"
> I'm forwarding this message that was sent to efiwebheads, as Iknow how busy Vance is right now with the PCI workshop still
happening over there at Long Beach!
> Again, James, congratulations to you!!!
> From: James E. B. Simpson Sent: 3/30/2004 9:18:30 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [efiwebheads] A Webheads
> Dear Webheads, wherever you arehttp://www.education.leeds.ac.uk/research/james_simpson.htm
> I am very pleased to say that my PhD thesis has been completed and
> accepted. You can read it online by following the link at
> Or you can go direct to the PDF version at
> I've reproduced the abstract at the end of this message.
> I am enormously grateful to all members of the Webheads community
> cooperation with this project. I thoroughly enjoyed writing thisthesis,
> particularly as I was able to do so as a 'participant researcher'.My new
> job has taken me away from online learning but I still hope todrop in for
> a Sunday lunchtime chat now and again. And of course I am happy totalk
> about any aspect of the thesis whenever I can!this will
> Vance: could you forward this to the WIA list, perhaps. And BJ:
> definitely be of interest to Tapped In.because of
> Webheads has been the subject of much research activity, partly
> the pioneering attitude towards online learning of its founder,tutors and
> other members. As far as I know, mine is the second 'Webheads'thesis, the
> first being John Steele's dissertation, which you can read athttp://netdial.caribe.net/~jhsteele/catstoc.html
> Chris Johnson is also in the final stages of his PhD work on
> Practice, including a case study of Webheads in Action:http://sites.inka.de/~W3446/cop/
> All the best, and I look forward to hearing from some of you