Virtual Round Table Web Conference

May 2013 Blog Posts (64)

Ana Maria Menezes: Digital tools to help creative language use

Recording (32min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p36w1v8pqrw/

Rethinking our roles as teachers is a necessary exercise in this connected world. However, changing OUR WAYS is not easy. Besides facing limitations such as a set syllabus, we also have own beliefs as a barrier to accepting change. In this session, I…

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Grazzia Maria Mendoza Chirinos: Web 2.0 tools that Enhance Language Learning Skills

Recording (17min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5iwe5xlpzz/

21st Century learners need a new way to learn and be empowered while improving their language skills. Educators have tools at hand that aid the process of achieving intended learning outcomes while…

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Liliana Simon: Plan Conectar Igualdad

Recording (35min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p1hx65pn4g4/

The “Plan Conectar Igualdad” designed by the National Ministry of Education in Argentina opened the door to the 21st Century World. Having a laptop in the secondary class brings a new paradigm to every teaching situation. ICT is here to support our teaching…

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Victor Hugo Rojas B.: Integrating ICT in Initial Language Teacher Education

Recording (24min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pzhlos7zqo/

This presentation will demonstrate how innovative learning technologies are integrated in the course of Didactics of Teaching EFL that aims to equip prospective English teachers with the skills and knowledge to effectively integrate ICT in their future…

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KEYNOTE Evelyn Izquierdo and Miguel Mendoza: Screencasting: A dynamic and interactive way to provide feedback

Recording (56min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p1x5w35d6qb/

During the last decade, the use of screencasting  has become very popular on the net. It has been mainly used as a demonstration tool (how-to videos or tutorials). For example, people can easily learn…

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Virginia Allum: English360 Using English360 to enhance teaching and learning practices

Recording (44min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p285haftzx9/

I’ve had a connection with English360 for quite some time as co-author of the Cambridge English for Nursing resources, one of which has been uploaded and repurposed for digital learning onto the English360 platform. However, I only recently delved into the platform in a more serious way and started exploring the advantages of…

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Jeremy Day: English360

Recording (28min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p589kcswepr/

The old boundary between producers and consumers of teaching materials is breaking down. For the first time, it's possible for teachers to share - and be paid for - the content they have created without the need to go through traditional publishers. Writers no longer need to convince a publisher that there's sufficient demand for a…

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Valentina Dodge: English360 No Flippin' Idea

Recording (26min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p83rraxmire/

What is “flipped” teaching?  What is blended learning? What do learners do in class? At home? Come along to this session to explore myths and misconceptions about “flipped” classrooms and “blended” learning approaches. The session will outline the benefits of hybrid courses by focusing on creating individualised learning opportunities,…

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Steven Chadwick: Exam Practice Content to Desktop and Mobile Platforms

Recording (26min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5iwe5xc2s4/

This talk looks at the challenges of presenting ESL exam practice content, often designed for paper based tests, to learners using a wide variety of devices and screen resolutions. Should the content be presented as apps, and if so, which platforms should be supported? Or is it better to develop a generic web site for mobile users? If…

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Vicki Hollett: What can you teach in a minute?

Recording (36min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p21rs784vb2/

Whether your language classroom is conventional, online, blended or flipped, video’s a powerful medium. And it’s been around a looooong time, so there’s lots of research to guide us. We’ll be looking at some that and exploring the question, ‘What can you teach in a minute’? Because with video, it’s a heck of a…

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Philip Gienandt: LinguaTV Benefits of Videos in Online Language Training

Recording (26min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p47efetrtu4/

Online videos can be an ideal supplement to both traditional classroom teaching and online tutoring in order to create a blended learning environment with many benefits to teachers and learners.Useful videos can feature authentic dialogues, presentations and…

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David Deubelbeiss: EnglishCentral Using EnglishCentral At Your School

Recording (24min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4a8ik79c5b/                                                                                    

EnglishCentral is a pioneering online publisher that harnesses the powerful context of authentic video for language teaching and study. It provides teachers with tools…

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Mostofa Mohiuddin: British Council’s Learn English Web Site for autonomous learners.

Recording (31min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p6cbju6alix/

Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises learners will enable themselves to learn independently. In this session Mostofa will show how a learner can use this web site to learn English by themselves.  …

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Leo Selivan: Online Lexical Tools

Recording (33min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p49vr64a5d4/

This workshop will explore a number of linguistic tools available on the web to help teachers prepare for effective vocabulary teaching. Some of these tools can also be used by learners to build their vocabulary and go beyond users to become researchers of the language.   …

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Arkady Zilberman: Skill-based training of EFL

Recording (24min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p3548wdlb2w/

Conventional grammar-translation methods are obsolete and are responsible for the current low success rate of learning EFL. CEO of Livemocha Michael Schutzler expressed it clearly: “Language is a performing art. It must be taught like Guitar, Piano, Dance, using skills-based methodology focused on practice.…

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Aydan Acar Yavuz: How to Motivate Online Learners

Recording (30min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p7gqapqwd9l/

It is true that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink but maybe there are things, we -as teachers- can do to make the online learning experience more engaging and the learners more comfortable and therefore willing to participate in online classes. In this presentation, I hope we can share some ideas how…

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KEYNOTE Thomass Strasser: Mind the App

Recording (1h6min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p47r6szp43a/

In this webinar it will be tried to explicitly emphasize the advantages of simple, but highly effective Internet applications (e.g. free eLearning-tools) for the EFL classroom. This practically-oriented webinar is dedicated to the impressive potential of educational Web 2.0 tools (i.e. educational internet tools for the PC) that…

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KEYNOTE Angelika Guettl-Strahlhofer: DaFWEBKON

Recording (25min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9u5ol0r3t8/

DaFWEBKON is an annual web conference for teachers of German, an offshoot of the Virtual Round Table Web Conference. It focuses on teaching and learning of German with technology, web-based applications and aims to network teachers around the world.The 3rd DaFWEBKON takes place next year, 15-16 March 2014 and…

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Sylvia Guinan: Creative thinking with technology

Recording (32min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5xscp4twpt/

A presentation on how we as teachers can use technology to help our students learning creatively and build confidence. It would also show how we can develop professionally by experimenting, brain-storming and generating ideas.…

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KEYNOTE Sirin Soyoz: Story Sharing Web Conference

Recording (25min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9u5ol0r3t8/

The British Council English Language Team (ELT) in Turkey, ran their first ever web conference on 9 and 10 February 2013, called, “Story Sharing Web Conference”. 642 teachers from all over the world participated in the programme of real-time webinars over the two days. Not everyone can afford to attend a…

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