Virtual Round Table Web Conference

SUMMARY 6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 2013

The 6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on language learning technologies, 17-19 May 2013 welcomed an attendance of 628 participants in Adobe Connect and 155 participants on our livestream on facebook.

Facts and figures...

  • 75 guest speakers
  • 628 participants in Adobe Connect and
  • 155 participants on Livestream on Facebook
  • 2100 signed up on the homepage
  • 57 sessions
  • 40h of program of which were ...
    • 13 keynotes
    • 3 plenaries
    • one unconference
    • 43 presentations
    • 2 workshops
    • one musical performance

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May we thank the fabulous presenters, keynotes and plenary speakers, musical performers and the many volunteer helpers: Adam Simpson, Arjana Blazic, Asli Saglam, Aydan Yarvuz, David Dodgson, Eva Buyuksimkesyan, Gülnur Sahin, Márcia Lima, Marisa Constantinides, Miguel Mendoza and Victor Hugo Rojas B. for their hard work in providing the finest in language learning technologies.

For those who missed it and would like to recap the program, below is a digital conference program brochure (which takes a little to load, perhaps click on link).

Here is also a google version of the program:


All of the sessions are recorded. Please click on the links below to see the blog post with an abstract, bio and the recording link (in the chrononlogical order)

Friday, 17 May 2013
Welcome Address by Heike, Shelly, Berni, Steven and Jennifer
KEYNOTE Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney - Digital Literacies
KEYNOTE Sirin Soyoz: Story Sharing Web Conference
KEYNOTE Angelika Guettl-Strahlhofer: DaFWEBKON
KEYNOTE Thomass Strasser: Mind the App
Sylvia Guinan: Creative thinking with technology
Aydan Acar Yavuz: How to Motivate Online Learners
Arkady Zilberman: Skill-based training of EFL
Leo Selivan: Online Lexical Tools
Mostofa Mohiuddin: British Council’s Learn English Web Site for autonomous learners
Vicki Hollett: What can you teach in a minute?
Steven Chadwick: Exam Practice Content to Desktop and Mobile Platforms
Philip Gienandt: LinguaTV Benefits of Videos in Online Language Training
David Deubelbeiss: EnglishCentral Using EnglishCentral At Your School
Valentina Dodge: English360 No Flippin' Idea
Jeremy Day: English360
Virginia Allum: English360 Using English360 to enhance teaching and learning practices
KEYNOTE Evelyn Izquierdo and Miguel Mendoza: Screencasting: A dynamic and interactive way to provide feedback
Victor Hugo Rojas B.: Integrating ICT in Initial Language Teacher Education
Liliana Simon: Plan Conectar Igualdad
Ana Maria Menezes: Digital tools to help creative language use
Grazzia Maria Mendoza: Web 2.0 tools that Enhance Language Learning Skills
Rita Zeinstejer: Vindicating Chat
Mauricio Arango: Empowering English Language Learners with Useful Technology Tools
Mariana Montaldo: Plan Ceibal
Carla Arena: Rethinking the Language Classroom - From Mobile to Learning
Vinicius Lemos: Harmonizing Traditional Language Practice and Mobile Devices Through Digital Photography

Saturday, 18 May 2013
KEYNOTE Dr. Hayo Reinders: The Effects of Aural Input Enhancement On L2 Acquisition through Mobile Learning
PLENARY Geoff Tranter and Heike Philp: Public Discussion on CEFR Is your B1 my B1?
BELTA Belgium English Teacher Association
Suzanne Mordue: Skills Grand Prix
Sophia Mavridi: eSafety through ELT
Dilara Gamze Dokurlar: Get Techy No “Buts”
Fiona Mauchline: Take a picture and...
KEYNOTE Katie Quartano and Paul Shaw, Disabled Friendly Access Lessons in Life that Matter
KEYNOTE Judy Boyle: The NO Project
KEYNOTE Joe Dale: Combining hardware, software and mobile technologies to support classroom interaction, participation, distance learning and success: what really happens!
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Fluency MC: Virtual Workout

Sunday, 19 May 2013
KEYNOTE Barbara Sakamoto: A collaborative approach to improving teacher English
KEYNOTE Steven Herder: Reflections from one teacher's journey
Syke Annamma Kumaran (iTDi): Language Education in the Indian Context.
Tom Randolph: Google+ for blended learning
Asli Saglam: Information Superhighway for the Networked Teachers: Online Communities of Practice
Nina Jeroncic: I speak meme!
Natasa Bozic Grojic: Give Them Homework They Will Love
Janet Bianchini: Spice Up Your Teaching with Apps and Tools from A - Z
Jason Levine: From Collocation to Critical Thinking
Merve Oflaz: Turkey Give your students a second chance
Marisa Constantinides:From Curation to Creation
KEYNOTE LT SIG EVENT: Paul Driver Embodiment, Technology and Locative Play

UNCONFERENCE/ Barcamp hosted by Vance Steves, Arjana Blazic and Heike Philp
Anna Conway, Armenia and Claudia Carril, Uruguay Bonding Cultures Through Digital Tools
Michelle Woga0n: Collaborating with Kids
David Dodgson: Lessons on the fly and online
Eva Buyuksimkesyan: Reading Activities Spiced Up with Web 2.0
Arjana Blazic, and Bart Verswijvel: The Pedagogical Value of eTwinning Projects
Geoff Tranter: e-Quality? - e-Quality!!
Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart Language quests and data analystics in secondary school
Edith Paillat and Betsy Quero: Higher Ed Language Immersion in 3D
Heike Philp: CAMELOT- CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and Learning
PLENARY ELTons Sneak Preview
KEYNOTE Shelly Sanchez Terrell: When we were very young

The conference is free of charge but not free of cost and we thank our sponsors and exhibitors: 
English360EnglishCentralExamEnglishGapFillersiTDiLinguaTV, Oxford School of English.

All of the main sessions were livestreamed on facebook by RCS Media and Virtual TV Media and we thank them very much for their support.

Certification of attendance
If you wish to receive a certificate of attendance, please sign up at Eventbrite .

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Enjoy the recordings!

Your conference organisers:

Heike Philp, let’s talk online sprl
Shelly Sanchez Terrell
Berni Wall, RLI Gapfiller
Steven Herder, iTDi
Jennifer Verschoor, ARCALL

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  • Lingorilla
  • Centre for English Language & Training
  • English 360
  • Exam English

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