Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Call for papers for online event that seems interesting

Attend an exciting conference as a speaker. The invite to submit a proposal to a unique event from November 18-20, 2005: "The Webheads in Action Online Convergence: Bridges in Cyberspace".
Call for Papers are due September 15, 2005, via online at http://users.prof2000.pt/wia/oc.

Conference organizers: Webheads in Action Community of Practice.

Webheads is a world-wide, cross-cultural, and vibrant online-community of educators with an open enrollment. It was created in 1997-8 by Vance Stevens, in Abu Dhabi, Maggi Doty in Germany, and Michael Coghlan, in Australia, for ESL learners and facilitators as a student-teacher community. It has expanded to encompass a myriad of educators involved in e-learning in TESOL EVOnline (Electronic Village) and other language or cultural-based curricula.

Webheads meet online regularly to explore the latest synchronous and non-synchronous communications technologies, including video and voice, to adapt and demonstrate new innovative ideas for e-learning and classroom curriculum. These educators also display a deep warmth and dedication to helping others. They are evolutionary and enterprising scholars who are harmonious and know how to have a lot of fun. (About the convergence:

The conference is free of charge, and participation is open to all. Registration is via our conference Moodle: http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/ . The conference will be held via whatever medium the presenter wishes to use (our hosts are contributing voice enabled online spaces to this event). Events can be synchronous or asynchronous. The more developed of the presentation writeups will be encouraged to join us in publishing a proceeds.

Proposals can be for events in just about any duration or format that can be mounted in the form of a presentation or collaborative event online. Interaction can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous presentations can be held in one of our voice-enabled presentation portals, or given as a webcast, or presented as streamed audio and/or video either as a presentation or panel discussion.

Asynchronous events might include bulletin board discussions, online poster sessions, perhaps integrated with a content management system, or whatever the presenter imagines might be effective. The topics can be pedagogical or technical, and can range from reports of research or practical work with students over the Internet, to descriptions or explorations of how interaction takes place over the Internet (technically or socially; e.g., how communities form to effect this interaction).

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