If you are unable to attend this year’s TESOL convention, or perhaps have a conflict in your conference planner, you can still listen to several presentations via a Webcast. The Computer-assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS) is hosting these Webcasts on Adobe Connect. Here’s a list of their events taking place in the Electronic Village (EV): http://www.call-is.org/info/course/view.php?id=22.
If you notice, I’ll be giving the first one on Thursday! Each Webcast has a different virtual room. My room will have EVO in the hyperlink for the Electronic Village Online, of which I was a moderator. My session on Thursday is from an EVO 2010 session, but the one on Friday is for several sessions from EVO 2011. Remember that all of these events are taking place according to USA/CST which is referred to as “Chicago” time on the international time clock.
These webcasts will be recorded and later posted on the CALL-IS wiki or Moodle. Make sure you read the procedures for participation. It’s best to use a headset with a microphone to avoid projecting background noise (dogs barking, traffic, phones ringing, etc.). Additionally, you will need to download the Adobe Connect visual quickstart guide. Instructions are provided on the CALL-IS link above.
InterSection on Friday the 18th
Elementary Ed IS / CALL IS (10:00 – 11:45 AM)
“Technology in ESOL Classrooms and Preparing Teachers for Successful Integration”
2:00 – 2:25 PM
|“Language Learning and Community Building in Second Life” (EVO Session)
Presented by: Dennis Newson, Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay, Nahir Aparicio, Mary Pinto, Carol Rainbow, Heike Philip
2:30 – 2:55 PM
|“Reflection and Practice on the Integration of Virtual and Physical English Classrooms” (EVO Session)
Presented by: Marcela Jaramillo Restrepo and Malcolm Peñaranda Yañez
Note: Sandra is coordinating this event and will be logged into the webcast as a host.
9:00 – 9:25 AM
9:25 – 9:50 AM (Encore)
|“Internet4YoungLearners” (EVO Session)
Presented by: Sandra Annette Rogers and Hana Prashker