an ESADE and IATEFL Computer
SIG joint event
"CALL for the 21st Century"
June 30th - July 2nd, 2000, Barcelona, Spain
Community Building Tools
for Online Language Learning
This presentation: http://www.netword.com/vance@barcelona2000
Chat logs from the actual presentation: http://www.homestead.com/vstevens/files/efi/ch000702.htm
The presenter aims to bring together numerous language-oriented teaching and learning communities in a demonstration of how synchronous communication tools freely available on the web can facilitate the formation of such communities, contribute to their cohesiveness, and further their educational goals. Several such communities have been invited to attend this presentation.
The communities are:
In addition to this attempt at bringing those not able to physically attend the conference and allowing them to interact synchronously online with real online students and practitioners at the conference, there will be a session on Moos on Saturday, July 1, open to anyone online. Please see: http://www.fed.qut.edu.au/tesol/cmc/barcelona/
Plan for this demonstration / workshop
|GMT||Time in Barcelona||What should happen July 2nd ...|
|Before 9:00 GMT||Vance will set up for the presentation and go online to chat areas|
|9:00 GMT||11:00 a.m.||Gatekeepers are due to convene in the chat areas|
|Vance presenting in Barcelona will explain the tools to the audience there and join the chats as he can while Gatekeepers and visitors converse in the chats.|
|10:30 GMT||12:30 p.m.||The presentation and global online conference chat will close|
The tools used in this convergence of communities are:
We have learned from previous experiences how to better greet visitors, so there should be someone in the chat areas we will use to welcome visitors as they enter. If anyone wants to be a gatekeeper, let me know.
Practice makes perfect
This is optional, but if planning to join us, it might reduce frustration if you try to use the tools beforehand.
There is more information on these materials available from: http://www.netword.com/webheads_chatclass
For reports of other Webhead events of this nature: http://www.homestead.com/vstevens/files/efi/reports.htm
This update: July 23, 2000
Vance's email: firstname.lastname@example.org