10th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 

and 9th vLanguages Annual Symposium

27-29 April 2018

Conference Program

         

Sponsored by                                    

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Moderators (in alphabetical order):

Angelika Güttl-Strahlhofer

Božica Šarić-Cvjetković

Helena Galani

Oksana Hera

Scott Grant/ Kaylee West

Syke Annamma Kumaran

 

Twitter hashtag

#vrtwebcon

Main Venue

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table

Livestream on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/user/letstalkonlinedotcom/live

Livestream on Facebook (embedded YouTube livestream)

https://www.facebook.com/vrtwebcon/app_190322544333196

Google calendar (to add the complete calendar to yours, click bottom right button +GoogleCalendar)

http://bit.ly/VRT2018Googlecalendar

Link to download this program in pdf format

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PNFZxMWTCEHE8JN86WFh8e2ntA4KPUaU/view

VRT on facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/vrtwebcon?fref=ts

Virtual Round Table Community Site

www.virtual-round-table.com

Certificates (15EUR or a donation for countries with low income)

http://vrtwebcon2018.eventbrite.com 

How to attend

http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/how-to-attend 

FAQs

http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/faqs

Recordings

Recordings will be published soon after the event here in the program

Feedback/ final survey

https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/D8TNQ9M

Addathon

http://bit.ly/Add-a-thon

Hackathon

https://padlet.com/heike_philp/iulcl4b70zo3

PROGRAM OVERVIEW and RECORDINGS

TUESDAY to THURSDAY, 24-26 APRIL 2018

Preconference workshops

Tue, 24 April 2018

5:00pm GMT

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Heike Philp: How to build in Minecraft

RECORDING (53min) http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pl5mgvb1v8je/

Wed, 25 April 2018

4:00pm GMT

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Rob Howard: Present Perfect(ly) - Rethinking the Image on the Screen

RECORDING (50min) http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p0z8l1xd4r6s/

Wed, 25 April 2018

5:00pm GMT

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Heike Philp: How to create great doodles with a stylus and an iPad/ tablet

RECORDING (47min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/ptwnhixgpi98/

Thu, 26 April 2018

5:00pm GMT

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Heike Philp: How to create and publish 360° photos

RECORDING (39min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pb1isgtmrh91/

FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2018

Friday, 27 April 2018

10:30am GMT

WELCOME

Heike Philp 

RECORDING (25min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pnsich1wtnnm/

Friday, 27 April 2018

11:00am GMT

KEYNOTE

Thomas Strasser: Smartphones are not the answer?!

RECORDING (1h3min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pk7uji27tf12/

12:00pm GMT

Communication Break

Friday, 27 April 2018

12:30pm GMT

WORKSHOP (1h)

Maha Hassan: Online Assessment

RECORDING (59min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pijuq0lkx1zt/

Friday, 27 April 2018

1:30pm GMT

PRESENTATION

E Robinson, W Simmerman, C Bell, G Ballif: When "Harry" Met Sally: Peer-to-Peer

RECORDING (24min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pqaje1s9grva/

2:00pm GMT

Communication Break

Friday, 27 April 2018

2:30pm GMT

ADDATHON (1)

Heike Philp

RECORDING (34min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9uciecxtp15/ 

Friday, 27 April 2018

3:15pm GMT

PRESENTATION

Languagenut

RECORDING (19min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/phn4jpm2ijtg/

Friday, 27 April 2018

3:30pm GMT

ELTons Finalist

Learn Match by Vision Education GmbH

RECORDING (19min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pgm99ox0nerf/

4:00pm GMT

Communication Break

Friday, 27 April 2018

4:30pm GMT

PRESENTATION

Nick Koretsky: Teaching tenses with Grammar Organizer

RECORDING (35min):http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pno98gz7ep4l/

Friday, 27 April 2018

5pm GMT

SYMPOSIUM

Visual Arts Circle

Valéria Benevolo França

RECORDING (34min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/ppqff7p90lhe/

Kieran Donaghy

RECORDING (43min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p823qzi5ca9s/ 

Magdalena Wasilewska

RECORDING (25min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9jiuirr0erq/

Magdalena Brzezinska 

RECORDING (31min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9nv2wcjc90o/

Rob Howard

RECORDING (31min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p13pyqpizzxb/

SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018

Saturday, 28 April 2018

9:00am GMT

KEYNOTE

Joe Dale: Easy subtitling and multimedia language learning with Apple's Clips

RECORDING (54min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pbrl8ba4r9d9/

Saturday, 28 April 2018

10am GMT

HACKATHON (1)

The future of language learning

RECORDING (46min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pgo2x1lotfbg/

11am GMT

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

11:30am  GMT

SYMPOSIUM

vLanguages

Helena Galani

RECORDING (32 min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pgq9bcg2jjl2/

David Richardson

RECORDING (42min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/podha28cl6vm/

Saturday, 28 April 2018

12:30pm

ADDATHON (2)

Heike Philp

RECORDING (28min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9r99vegcqqk/

1:30pm GMT

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

2:00pm GMT

SYMPOSIUM  

GUINEVERE

Michael Thomas, Letizia Cinganotto, Tuncer Can, Carol Rainbow, Heike Philp

RECORDING (1h44min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5xjjlgue8ac/

3:30pm GMT

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

4:00pm GMT

PRESENTATION

Maria Jose Giavedoni: Skype in the classroom

RECORDING (30min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pmv5gpdig71y/

Saturday, 28 April 2018

4:30pm GMT

PRESENTATION

Kashif Ali / Sabiri: ICT Integration in Education

RECORDING (35min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5sb1zwanref/

5pm

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

5:30pm GMT

SYMPOSIUM

Sinespace

RECORDING (1h12min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pzbjfehb9681/

SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2018

Sunday, 29 April 2018

12:00pm GMT  

PRESENTATION

Jean-Paul DuQuette, Ed.D.: A Decade in Cypris Chat

RECORDING (41min):  http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p40xk3a7kak9/

Sunday, 29 April 2018

12:30pm GMT

HACKATHON (2) The future of language learning

RECORDING (43min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p3xgblpi822g/

1:30pm GMT

Communication Break

Sunday, 29 April 2018

2:00pm GMT

SYMPOSIUM Minecraft

Priscila Mateini

RECORDING (34min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9sf5qrgdsb7/

Vance Stevens, Jane Chien, Mircea,

RECORDING (51min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5g9gnagqi6l/

Sunday, 29 April 2018

3:30pm GMT

WORKSHOP How to survive in Minecraft

RECORDING (41min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pd5uhrwos17h/

4:30pm GMT

Communication Break

Sunday, 29 April 2018

5pm GMT

SYMPOSIUM

Virtual Reality  

Sarah Rogerson

RECORDING (55min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pklbetpkmc7j/

Raquel Ribeiro

RECORDING (35min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pem3g97csdxx/

Heike Philp

RECORDING (24min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pc3pspzxrfu1/

Öznur and Ege

RECORDING (32min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p77mtx9pivs9/

7pm GMT

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WEB CONFERENCE PROGRAM DETAILS

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Bored with presentations? Here is your chance to attend a “do-as-I-do” workshop. Disclaimer: This workshop format in Adobe Connect is new and is beta! We just love to experiment and trust this is ok with you.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

5pm GMT

6pm London,  7pm Rome, 2am Tokyo Sun, 10:30pm New Delhi, 1pm New York, 10am Los Angeles

WorldTime

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Carol Rainbow, Heike Philp

How to survive in Minecraft

Prerequisites

Registration is required http://vrtwebcon2018.eventbrite.com

Seating is limited (max. 10)

Equipment/ Software needed

Minecraft software by Mojang (about 25 USD) or borrow your child’s software!

Add server: mc.guinevereproject.eu

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

4pm GMT

6pm London,  7pm Rome, 2am Tokyo Sun, 10:30pm New Delhi, 1pm New York, 10am Los Angeles

World Time

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Rob Howard

Present Perfect(ly) - Rethinking the Image on the Screen 

Prerequisites

Registration is required http://vrtwebcon2018.eventbrite.com

Seating is limited (max. 30)

Equipment/ Software needed

Some copyright free  images to teach Present Perfect,

Where to find copyright free images  http://eltpics.com, http://search.creativecommons.org, https://pixabay.com/, https://commons.wikimedia.org, https://www.pexels.com/ , https://openphoto.net/search/index.html….

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

5pm GMT

6pm London,  7pm Rome, 2am Tokyo Sun, 10:30pm New Delhi, 1pm New York, 10am Los Angeles

WorldTime

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Heike Philp

How to create doodles with a stylus and an iPad/ tablet

Prerequisites

Registration is required http://vrtwebcon2018.eventbrite.com

Seating is limited (max. 30)

Equipment/ Software needed

Purchase a stylus (as low as 7 EUR) or create one according the following instructions https://youtu.be/8-rPLMErdFU 

You need to have an iPad or a tablet or a mobile

Install the software Autodesk SketchBook for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/autodesk-sketchbook/id883738213?mt=8

Install the software Autodesk SketchBook for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adsk.sketchbook&hl=de   

Thursday, 26 April 2018

5pm GMT

6pm London,  7pm Rome, 2am Tokyo Sun, 10:30pm New Delhi, 1pm New York, 10am Los Angeles

World Time 

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Heike Philp

How to create and publish 360° photos

Prerequisites

Registration is required http://vrtwebcon2018.eventbrite.com

Seating is limited (max. 30)

Equipment/ Software needed

If your smart phone does not have a giroscope, install the app Google Street View, have a photo editing program at hand, download and install the meta tags writer Exif Fixer http://panoramaphotographer.com/software/exiffixer/

WEB CONFERENCE PROGRAM DETAILS

All times mentioned are in GMT/ UTC

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Friday, 27 April 2018 

European timezone friendly

Friday, 27 April 2018

10:30am GMT

11:30am London,  12:30am Rome, 7:30pm Tokyo, 4pm New Delhi, 6:30am New York, 3:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

WELCOME

Heike Philp

Friday, 27 April 2018

11am GMT

12pm London,  1pm Rome, 8pm Tokyo, 4:30pm New Delhi, 7am New York, 4am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

 

KEYNOTE

Thomas Strasser

Smartphones are not the answer?! The grand edtech buzzword bingo

Moderation: Angelika Güttl-Strahlhofer 

This practical talk will provide an overview of edtech myths and misconceptions (especially mobile learning), presenting hands-on toolkits taken from Mind the App 2.0 (Helbling) for smartphones aficionados and edtech critics who would like to explore the full potentials of smartphones without the bling-bling tech fuss. Which trends are promising? Which innovations are digital voodoo? What should an EFL teacher know?

Dr. Thomas Strasser, professor of language methodology and technology-enhanced learning and teaching and head of the department of Continuing Professional Development and Educational Cooperation at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna. Language teacher, teacher trainer, ELT author, international speaker.

Learning-reloaded | thomas.strasser[at]phwien.ac.at | @thomas_strasser

12.00pm GMT

Communication Break

Friday, 27 April 2018

12:30pm

1:30pm London,  2:30pm Rome, 9:30pm Tokyo, 6pm New Delhi, 8:30am New York, 5:30am Los Angeles, 2:30pm in  Cairo

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

WORKSHOP (1h)

Maha Hassan

Online Assessment

Moderation: Heike Philp

This is a worshop and you are invited to create online assessments with simple tools. At the end of the workshop you will know how to assess a lesson.

Equipment/ Software needed

Please download and install the following apps

One Note by Microsoft (works on desktop, tablet or smartphone)

https://www.onenote.com/classnotebook 

Quizalize (works on desktop, tablet or smartphone)

https://www.quizalize.com/ 

Write and Improve Cambridge English (no need to install, opens in a browser)

https://writeandimprove.com/ 

 

Nobody can deny the necessity and importance of Professional Development for enhancing teachers’ skills and improving the quality of teaching provided to students in class. Yet there is always a missing gear that sometimes takes us to a halt!! Where are we? Are we helping students to achieve improvement in language learning for real life use or are we stuck nowhere and have lost our way?? This missing gear is Evaluation and Assessment. It’s not only the work of Supervisors and Researchers, it should be the work of teachers as well as they are the direct and f2f factor of applying what researchers imply. They need to understand how to assess their work and students’ learning. Assessment Literacy is the missing light that would give teachers a different perspective of what they are doing.

Through my Presentation I’d like to suggest an interesting system that blends both traditional and technological tools to help teachers learn about assessment in an enjoyable practical way and at the same time encourage them to read more about it. I would introduce different programs or apps online that would help promote teachers’ assessment literacy and its relation to differentiated learning directly affecting their students. It would help teachers assess their work and the progress achieved by their students as well.

Maha Hassan is the Founder/Ceo of Teaching ESL Hub (formerly Maha ESL Community), Teacher Trainer and Head of English Dept. at the Arab Academy for Training Technology. She has presented at a number of International Conferences including IATEFL,  K12 Online Conference, TD SIG IATEFL, Nile Tesol , LIF (Language in Focus), Global Education Online Conference as well as at Reinventing the Classroom, Learning Revolution Online Conferences, MMCV7 & 8.  She also had a number of papers published on IATEFL Voices, Pilgrims “A New Contribution to Bloom’s Taxonomy”, HEIS International Tesol Newsletter, Nile Tesol Newsletter and Howtolearn.com. She also blogs on: teachingenglishcafe.blogspot.com/

Friday, 27 April 2018

1:30pm GMT

2:30pm London,  3:30pm Rome, 10:30pm Tokyo, 7pm New Delhi, 9:30am New York, 6:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

PRESENTATION

When "Harry" Met Sally: Peer-to-Peer Simulations in Online Learning

Elizabeth Robinson, Wendy Simmerman, Carolina Bell, Greg Ballif

Brigham Young University, USA  

Moderation: 

While there is generally agreement about the value of peer-to-peer interaction in courses, creating functional, smooth interactions in online courses is sometimes a challenge. Enter simulated peer activities. This poster will show 5 ways we have created peer simulations in online language courses [email, text, IM, uploaded recordings, video critiques] with links to see each in action and an overview of relevant literature.

Elizabeth Robinson is an instructional designer for BYU Independent Study and focuses on the development of world language courses. She obtained her master's degree focused in Spanish Pedagogy from Brigham Young University. Lizzie is a fan of cookie dough ice cream.

Wendy Simmerman manages TA/Tutor Services for BYU’s Division of Continuing Education. She has a master’s degree in Instructional Design and taught university writing for a decade. Wendy is addicted to dark chocolate pecans and jalapeño chips.

Carolina Bell oversees World Language TAs & Tutors at BYU. She is a licensed 6-12 teacher Spanish Teacher with emphasis in Multicultural Education.  Carolina loves taking care of her cats Tom and Jerry.

Greg Ballif is a BYU student majoring in Advertising and Spanish. Greg loves Indian food, especially Tikki Masala.

2pm GMT

Communication Break

2:30pm GMT

3:30pm London,  4:30pm Rome, 11:30pm Tokyo, 8pm New Delhi, 10:30am New York, 7:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

ADDATHON (1)

Heike Philp

Friday, 27 April 2018

3:15pm GMT

4:15pm London,  5:15pm Rome, 12:15pm Tokyo, 8:45pm New Delhi, 11:15am New York, 8:15am Los Angeles

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

PRESENTATION

Languagenut

Moderation: Heike Philp

Languagenut.com is a dynamic and engaging language learning resource, created by teachers, offering a variety of interactive games and activities to help students learn a foreign language, as well as an innovative tracking tool so teachers can set homework and monitor progress. Languagenut offers vocabulary training, grammar practice, translation exercises and comprehensive reading, listening, writing and speaking activities to help students improve their confidence. Languagenut works with a number of publishers, including Hueber, Hodder Education and Hachette, and offers a number of products aimed at primary and secondary schools, as well as for refugees to learn Swedish or German as a foreign language.

Zoe Thorne is Head of Content at Languagenut, as well as a former teacher of French, German and EFL. She is also the co-author of a number of MFL textbooks with Hodder Education. She is passionate about ed-tech and how technology can support (rather than replace!) language learning.

Friday, 27 April 2018

3:30pm GMT

4:30pm London,  5:30pm Rome, 12:30pm Tokyo, 9pm New Delhi, 11:30am New York, 8:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

ELTONS FINALIST

LearnMatch by VE Vision Education GmbH, Vienna

Moderation: ?

LearnMatch (release 4/2017) is a vocabulary trainer which is based on the successful app phase6. In addition to the benefits of spaced repetition, corpus-driven content, appealing images, audio files and model sentences, LearnMatch adds unique elements of social learning and gamification to promote both motivation and engagement. In the process, it transforms solitary study into a social learning experience. After periods of self-study, learners play 'vocabulary matches' with friends in real time. The rewards for this co-learning come not only in the form of league rankings, leaderboards and so on, but also as bonus material when certain levels are reached.

4:00pm GMT

Communication Break

Friday, 27 April 2018

4:30pm GMT

5:30pm London,  6:30pm Rome, 1:30am Tokyo Sun, 10pm New Delhi, 12:30pm New York, 9:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

PRESENTATION

Nick Koretsky

Teaching tenses with Grammar Organizer

Moderation: Heike Philp

Verbal grammar is the most difficult topic in ESL teaching. Students have troubles with numerous English tenses, their forms and use. To solve this problem a new teaching tool is introduced — Grammar Organizer (GO). A 2D GO is Interactive Grammar Navigator  — www.granav.com . A  3D GO is Grammar Cube - https://skfb.ly/6spKQ . A number of different designs handle specific grammar teaching topics (e.g. Sequence of Tenses - https://skfb.ly/69DvL ). One hour ''do as I do'' workshop will show cases of using Grammar Organizer in practical teaching.

Nick Koretsky  - inventor of the Grammar Organizer(GO), developer of GO-based teaching technology. An ESL teacher with 20+ years of experience. 3D modeling hobbyist (Blender) with some background in IT/engineering/physics.

Friday, 27 April 2018

5pm GMT

6pm London,  7pm Rome, 2am Tokyo Sun, 10:30pm New Delhi, 1pm New York, 10am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

SYMPOSIUM

Visual Arts Circle

Moderation: Oksana Hera

The Visual Arts Circle is a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief in the value of visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – in language education.They are best known by their conference, the Image conference in Barcelona.  www.visualartscircle.com

Valéria Benevolo França (PhD.) is the Head of Teacher Development at Cultura Inglesa In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a Past President of BRAZ-TESOL & and an interviewer and member of the Visual Arts Circle. 

Moving Stories - Narrative and the Moving Image

Kieran Donaghy is a teacher, trainer, and award-winning writer. He currently teaches and trains at UAB Languages, Autonomous University of Barcelona. His website Film English http://film-english.com/ has won a British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources. He is the author of Film in Action (Delta Publishing). Kieran is the founder of The Image Conference and co-founder of the Visual Arts Circle. You can find out more about Kieran and his work at his author website http://kierandonaghy.com/

Magdalena Wasilewska – a graduate of Warsaw University - Teacher Training College and American Studies Center. Teacher with over 20 years of experience, DOS in a private school of English "Green Hills Academy", a graduate of Teacher Trainer Academy - DOS-ELTea, Cambridge examiner, conference speaker and a blogger ( http://visualteaching.blogspot.com). Member of IATEFL Poland, FILTA and VISUAL ARTS CIRCLE. Her main interests include Cambridge exams preparation, visual literacy and the use of images and films in the classroom.

Mura-love. Street art in EFL classroom

Magdalena Brzezinska is a graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. She is an EFL teacher with over 20 years of experience, a teacher trainer with over 10 years ofexperience, an international conference speaker, and a sworn translator and interpreter. She taught Practical English andSociolinguistics to English Philology students at the University of Warmia and Masuria, Poland. At present, she teaches General and Business English to students of the WSB University in Poznan, Poland. She enjoys regular and online PBL, and she believes in the value of visual arts in language education. She is a member of FILTA and Membership Officer for the international Visual Arts Circle. In her free time, she organizes international collaborative projects featuring participants’ art and literature (https://issuu.com/magdabr).

Rob Howard is the owner of Online Language Center, partner at Business Language Training Institute and founder of EFLtalks. He is a speaker worldwide on Teacher Development, Continuing Professional Development, Student Retention and Image Presentation. He is Joint Coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG Online Team, Online and Video Coordinator and Video Interviewer for the Visual Arts Circle, President of the BRAZ-TESOL BESIG as well as co-founder with Dorothy Zemach of the Independent Authors & Publishers Group. He has authored and coauthored several books for EFL. He was nominated for the 2016 British Council's ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Development. 

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 

Saturday, 28 April 2018

9:00am GMT

10am London,  11am Rome, 6pm Tokyo, 2:30pm New Delhi, 5am New York, 2am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

KEYNOTE

Joe Dale

Easy subtitling and multimedia language learning with Apple's Clips

Moderation: Syke Annamma Kumaran  

A practical session showcasing Apple’s new movie-making app Clips, which allows users to create subtitles in real time over video or stills and lip-sync automatically with their voice. A game changer for easy subtitling, promoting speaking and making sound spelling links. Clips also lets you add animated titles, annotations and a soundtrack to your outcomes to bring them to life!

Joe Dale is an independent consultant who works with a range of organisations such as TES, Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He is a recognised expert on technology and language learning and has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australia. He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the current UK government and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too. Joe was recently described in a Guardian article as an 'MFL guru' and 'the man behind the #mfltwitterati.' Follow @joedale on Twitter and check out his award winning blog www.joedale.typepad.com. 

Saturday, 28 April 2018

10am GMT

11am London,  12pm Rome, 7pm Tokyo, 3:30pm New Delhi, 6am New York, 3am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

HACKATHON

The future of language learning

Heike Philp

11am GMT

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

11:30am  GMT

12:30pm London, 1:30pm Rome, 8:30pm Tokyo, 5pm New Delhi, 7:30am New York, 4:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

SYMPOSIUM

vLanguages

Moderation: Heike

Helena Galani

It's anyone's game: keep it flowing

Is it feasible to teach language through ELT games in social Virtual Worlds? What parameters and mechanics of game design are taken into account when creating language games in-world? During this presentation, we look at examples and simple ways of ensuring game flow by integrating language pedagogy with virtual world technologies, as an integral part of teaching at all levels of language education. Meeting point: EduNation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation/111/156/23

Helena Galani [ErlinaAzure] holds an RSA Diploma, M.A. in ELT (Applied Linguistics), and certification  in the skills of Teacher Training and advanced ICT skills. As qualified adult educator, Helena has been blending and flipping her classes in Virtual Worlds. She has also taught EFL and trained teachers for INDIRE on edMondo. As moderator during EVO ViLLAGE, Helena presented on the usefulness of designing games and Interactive Scenarios in ELT through Virtual Environment. For longer than 27 years, she has been implementing CALL into her teaching in the fields of TEFL, with EFL schools and Adult Education Centre in Greece, as private tutor, with formal assessment bodies, or on UK University EAP courses. As EduNation resident and CAMELOT Award winner in 2015, Helena supports the educational value of VWs environments through learner and teacher machinima. At conventions, she  highlights different aspects on the value of 3D VWs and machinima in language teaching.

David Richardson

Still going strong …

The Business Talking 5 European Credit course from Linnaeus University, run in Second Life, is in its 21st cycle, having been run every semester since Spring 2008. The students are almost all newbies and have joined the course 'just' to improve their spoken English and presentation technique. The fact that the course runs entirely in Second Life often comes as something of a shock for them. The presentation looks back at how the students have coped with a virtual environment over the years and looks forward to the future of virtual environments in the university world, especially for courses and programmes that have a global intake (from Tasmania to the Arctic Circle).

David Richardson [David Rinkitink] is a teacher of English at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has been teaching EFL since 1980 in a number of countries, including Sweden, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

12:30pm

1:30pm London,  2:30pm Rome, 9:30pm Tokyo, 6pm New Delhi, 8:30am New York, 5:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

ADDATHON (2)

Heike Philp

1:30pm GMT

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

2 GMT

3pm London,  4pm Rome, 11pm Tokyo, 7:30pm New Delhi, 10am New York, 7am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

SYMPOSIUM  

GUINEVERE

Games Used IN Engaging Virtual Environment for Real-time language Education

Moderation: Michael Thomas

The GUINEVERE Project (Games Used IN Engaging Virtual Environments for Real-time language Education, 2017-2019) aims to demonstrate the potential of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments in order to improve teaching.

Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) Cert. TESOL M.Ed. MBA Ph.D. Ph.D. FHEA FRSA is a Reader and Associate Professor in Digital Education and Learning in the School of Language and Global Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. He is the course leader of the MA in TESOL with Applied Linguistics by E-Learning and course leader of a BA (Hons) degree in intercultural business communication by blended learning. He has held academic positions at universities around the world including the University of Heidelberg (Germany), Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (Japan), Stuttgart University (Germany), Mannheim University (Germany) and the University of Liverpool (UK).  His research interests are in computer-assisted learning, task-based learning, online and distance education and education policy. He is the lead and founding editor of three book series, Advances in Digital Language Learning and Teaching (Bloomsbury/Continuum), Digital Education and Learning (Palgrave Macmillan), and Advances in Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (ISR). He is associate editor of the International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, general editor of the Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research, and has guest edited over 10 peer reviewed special editions on language learning and technology. He is the author or editor of 18 books, over 50 refereed articles and book chapters, 50 conference presentations and keynote addresses and over 100 professional publications in the field of digital education. He has organized over 35 international conferences on computer-assisted learning in the UK, Germany and Japan.

Letizia Cinganotto is a full time Researcher at INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research), Rome. She holds a BA in Foreign language Teaching, MA in e-Learning and multimedia Learning and in Moodle, and PhD in Linguistics on Clil (Content and Language Integrated Learning). She has far-reaching experience in continuous Professional development for teachers, Teacher trainers, Head teachers (blended courses, on the job, workshops) in the Italian context and also in international communities of peers on Clil, language Teaching, Technology Enhanced Language Teaching (TELL), immersive teaching and learning of English, and Linguistics.

Dr Tuncer Can completed his MA at Istanbul University in 2004 on "Constructivism and Training of Pre-service Foreign Language Teachers". In 2005, he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship and he spent two terms at Syracuse University, NY, USA, where he taught Turkish via videoconferencing for one year. In 2008, he took part in a project at Istanbul University in the Faculty of Education, English Language Teaching Department, on the implementation of MOODLE in the training of pre-service foreign language teachers; a project was funded by Istanbul University Scientific Research Center. He completed his PhD at Istanbul University in 2011 on "Using Foreign Language Learning Strategies in the Context of Lifelong Learning and Plurilingualism". Dr. Can also has taken part in three EU Projects. (1) CAMELOT, (2) INTEGRATION OF YOUNG REFUGEES Using mobile devices leading to better language acquisition and relevant career / YouRNI, and (3) TABLIO on the use of tablets for classroom differentiation and inclusion/ TABLIO.

Heike Philp is CEO of let’s talk online sprl is an edtech and immersive learning integration specialist. Philp co-initiated four European funded projects on teaching and learning a language in real-time at a distance: LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers), AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live ONline) and CAMELOT (CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning) and GUINEVERE (Games Used IN Engaging Virtual Environments for Realtime language Education). Philp founded and organizes several web conferences, Virtual Round Table (language learning technologies) DaFWEBKON (teachers of German), SLanguages Annual Symposium. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life.

Carol Rainbow holds a B Phil Ed (hons) Warks and taught English and Music in schools for many years. With the introduction of ICT in education, she became a teacher trainer and ICT Coordinator and went on to become an ICT Consultant for Oxfordshire LA working with teachers to make sure ICT plays a key role in enhancing pupil education in Oxfordshire schools. Currently Carol is on online tutor for The Consultants-E, teaching language educators from all over the world how to use technology to enhance their teaching or to teach online. She has been using Virtual Worlds as a teaching platform for the last eight years for teaching ESL and e-safety having also been a moderator of many EVO sessions about using Second Life for education, machinima and games making. Over the last five years Carol has worked for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) on two EU Projects:  CAMELOT and now GUINEVERE. Her interest are working in virtual worlds, currently mostly Minecraft, to investigate how they can be best used to engage learners. She also loves making and sharing digital stories through machinima making.

3:30pm GMT

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

4pm GMT

5pm London,  6pm Rome, 1am Tokyo Sun, 9:30pm New Delhi, 12pm New York, 9am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

PRESENTATION

Maria Jose Giavedoni

Skype in the classroom

Moderation: Božica Šarić-Cvjetković

I will talk about the use of skype to collaborate and connect students globally and its impact in education. Also, I guide teachers on the use and give some tips.

Maria Jose Giavedoni is from Capitan Bermudez, province of Santa Fe in Argentina.She is an English teacher and I also has a degree in ICT for education and Socioeducative Studies. She is a Microsoft Innovate Expert and Microsoft MasterTrainer and founded a global group of teachers:Link to the world. Maria teaches at primary and high schools.

Twitter @mariajosegiaved

Saturday, 28 April 2018

4:30pm GMT

5:30pm London,  6:30pm Rome, 1:30am Tokyo Sun, 10pm New Delhi, 12:30pm New York, 9:30am Los Angeles, 8:30pm in Oman

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

PRESENTATION

Kashif Ali / Sabiri

ICT Integration in Education: A Case Study of GFP EFL Programs at UoB (Oman)

Moderation: Syke Annamma Kumaran 

This study investigates attitudes of teachers and leaners towards ICT integration and highlights the impact of ICT in teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language programmes to the point of developing the English Language Teaching at foundation level. The paper further investigates the challenges that the teachers face in ICT integration in Foundation programme. A case study was designed to find answer to a research question using interview questionnaire. Centre of Foundation Studies Director and 12 English Instructors were interviewed to elicit their beliefs and responses about ICT integration. The results show instructors’ perceptions, leaners’ perceptions, advantages of and barriers to ICT integration, role of teacher training and the impact of ICT for future employability. The paper recommends that pre-service and in-service teacher training sessions are essential to get maximum ICT integration. The findings also suggest that innovative teaching practices leading to professional development can be acquired if the instructors are trained regularly. The results further highlight various doubts of the instructors regarding the short and long term benefits of ICT integration. The research recommends further investigation into the case on regular basis to achieve desired results.

Kashif Ali / Sabiri

After doing my M.A. English (Literature & Language) in 1996, I started my professional career as a Lecturer in English in Faisalabad, Pakistan. After serving Modern Institute of Technology for 13 years and two months, I relocated to Oman in December 2009 to serve Pakistan School Muscat, Oman. Two years later in February 2012, I joined National Training Institute. Then in February 2014, I started my career as an English Language Instructor at University of Buraimi and am still working here. I am also CELTA certified. I am a PhD in Educational Technology candidate doing research on ICT integration in University EFL teacher Training Program in Oman. I was the Opening Track Speaker at International Conference on Language, Education and Millennium Development Goals (09-11 November, 2011) held at the Twin Towers Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. and my paper was titled, “How Language Can Reduce Poverty.”

5pm

Communication Break

Saturday, 28 April 2018

5:30pm GMT

6:30pm London,  7:30pm Rome, 2:30am Tokyo Sun, 11pm New Delhi, 1:30pm New York, 10:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

SYMPOSIUM

Sinespace

Rohan Freeman

Ulli Berthold

Moderator: Heike Philp

Sinespace is a multi-user, next-gen virtual world platform. Built on top of the Unity 3D engine, it is the most graphically powerful and feature complete platform around. Sinespace is the flagship project of Sine Wave Entertainment, who are one of the founders of OpenSim, now widely regarded as the open standard for virtual worlds.

Rohan Freeman, Chairman

Before founding Sine Wave Entertainment, Rohan was a director of Europe’s largest media investment company, Ingenious Media Plc. He has written extensively on the economics of media and entertainment for the Financial Times, Deloitte Consulting and Forrester Research.

Ulli Berthold has been developing business applications, both in real life and virtual environments, for over two decades. Currently he is starting up two new services based on Sinespace, one being an easy to use system to create Virtual Conferences and Trade Fairs, called Virtual Expo. ViWoLe, the VIrtual World of Learning being the other one, an educational virtual environment aimed at K12 students worldwide.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

12pm GMT

8pm Macao  

1pm London,  2pm Rome, 9pm Tokyo, 5:30pm New Delhi, 8am New York, 5am Los Angeles

World time 

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

Jean-Paul DuQuette, Ed.D.

A Decade in Cypris Chat

Moderation: Scott Grant aka Kaylee West

Why do some volunteer language learning communities in Second Life die out and others remain? What affordances of virtual learning and teaching resonate with students and staff? Is there something in learner backgrounds that makes Second Life an appealing learning site to certain individuals but not to others? Jean-Paul DuQuette will explore these questions and others in his examination of Cypris Chat, an English language learning community founded in 2008. Utilizing nearly a decade of ethnographic participant observation, numerous interviews with learners and staff, and recordings of both formal and informal learning interactions within the community, DuQuette will present an analysis underlining the primacy of socializing, affective motivation and and the importance of learner histories. He will also situate Cypris within an adaptation of Wenger, White & Smith's (2009) "digital habitats" framework for successful online communities and suggest solutions for perennial challenges for technology stewards and group leaders within the greater Second Life community.

Jean-Paul DuQuette aka Dr. Duke van Acker, Ed.D has studied learning within Second Life since 2008. He received his M.A. in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and completed his dissertation on language learning in Second Life for Temple University, Philadelphia in 2017. Since 2016, he has been conducting ethnographic research on Second Life's Firefly Companion's Guild, with a focus on how role-play and gamification can be integrated into learner-centered curriculum.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

12:30pm GMT

 

1:30pm London,  2:30pm Rome, 9:30pm Tokyo, 6pm New Delhi, 8:30am New York, 5:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

HACKATHON (2)

Heike Philp

1:30pm GMT

Communication Break

Sunday, 29 April 2018

2-3:30pm GMT

3pm London,  4pm Rome, 11pm Tokyo, 7:30pm New Delhi, 10am New York, 7am Los Angeles, 11am Rio de Janeiro

World time

Priscila Mateini

Vance Stevens

Jane Chien

Mircea Patrascu

Dakotah Redstone

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

SYMPOSIUM

Minecraft

Moderation: Vance Stevens

Priscila Mateini

Engaging (Special Educational Needs) students with Minecraft

This presentation will show how a Project Based Learning (PBL) using Minecraft video game engaged students of 8th grade in a Private School in the outskirt of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil,  with special educational needs in an inclusive environment.  The project is working with Minecraft during their English classes as a tool of communication, learning and interaction with the whole classroom. The idea of storytelling in a virtual world is to motivate the students to create their own story, share with their classmates and discuss how the game helped them to work as a team. The aim of this project is to raise awareness about inclusive education; motivate social skills, authenticity and reflection with the whole classroom.

Priscila Mateini has 9 years' experience in teaching EFL to children, teenagers and adults in Brazil. She holds a B.A. in Languages, TKT-KAL certificates. She has been involved in Special Educational Needs for 7 years. She has been already given workshops in the field of Special Needs in Brazil and participation in some International Conferences, forums, webinars, blogs and talks about teaching SEN and Inclusive education in Brazil, Japan, Croacia, UK, and Belgium including (British Council (2014, 2017) iTDi summer course (2014, 2015) and ETwinning inclusive group Europe (2015, 2016, 2017).  She is currently MA researcher on Inclusive Education on focus on adapted material for SEN. She teaches at UFRJ and lives in Rio de Janeiro.

Vance Stevens, Jane Chien, Mircea Patrascu, Dakota Redstone

and perhaps others ...

Preparing Teachers to Engage Learners with EVO Minecraft MOOC

Electronic Village Online (EVO) is an annual, free, series of 5-week sessions where teachers share with other teachers how they can improve their skills in a wide variety of aspects of their craft. EVO Minecraft MOOC has been a TESOL Electronic Village Online session since its inception in 2015. Having just completed its 4th consecutive year as a viable and expanding EVO community of practice, co-moderators and participants in EVOMC18 will conduct participants via Adobe Connect on a virtual tour in Minecraft to convey an impression of what this community looks and feels like when it assembles virtually in-world. At our presentation they can learn how Minecraft enables language learning, have their questions answered, or even join the community if they wish.

Vance Stevens, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE is an EFL teacher in Al Ain, founder of Webheads in Action, He is an EVO coordinator (since 2002), founder of the podcast series Learning2gether, and On the Internet editor for TESL-EJ where he and co-moderators have co-authored an article on Minecraft and Language Learning.

Jane Chien, who has taught pre-service EFL teachers for 12 years, is an assistant professor at the National Taipei University of Education. She is currently a visiting scholar at UCF, Orlando. She advocates that learners' agency in Minecraft promotes English language learning.

Mircea Patrascu is an IT professional teaching kids to code during his free time. He loves to play Minecraft, but he also uses it as a learning environment for Scratch and JavaScript.

Dakota Redstone's real-world avatar was an Instructional Developer at a state university for 15 years, supporting faculty use of technology in the brick & mortar and online classrooms. His interests run the gamut from A to Z and go back to punched paper tape storage, pencil and paper role playing games, and painting on cave walls by torchlight.

For more information on this presentation, see

Sunday, 29 April 2018

3.30pm GMT

4:30pm London,  5:30pm Rome, 12:30am Tokyo Sun, 9pm New Delhi, 11:30pm New York, 8:30am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

WORKSHOP (1h)

How to survive in Minecraft

Prerequisites

Registration is required http://vrtwebcon2018.eventbrite.com 

Seating is limited (max. 15)

Hardware/ Software required

Purchase Minecraft software by Mojang (about 25 USD)

or use the one of your children

Add server: mc.guinevereproject.eu

4:40pm

Communication Break

Sunday, 29 April 2018

5pm GMT

6pm London,  7pm Rome, 2am Tokyo Mon, 10:30pm New Delhi, 1pm New York, 10am Los Angeles

World time

Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table 

SYMPOSIUM

Virtual Reality

IATEFL LT SIG

Moderation: Sophia Mavridi/ Heike Philp

Introduction to LTSIG by Sophia Mavridi, IATEFL LTSIG Coordinator

Sarah Rogerson

The potential for VR and AR in the language classroom

New technologies afford new possibilities to language learning and assessment. The power of Virtual and Augmented Reality holds enormous potential for the language classroom in terms of immersive, situated learning and assessment. This talk will explore why and how these technologies should be incorporated into language learning and assessment to engage and motivate the 21st century student.

Sarah Rogerson leads the Assessment Development team at Cambridge Assessment: English. She is a passionate advocate of using new technologies for widening access to learning and assessment and has pioneered the use of immersive technologies for reducing language test anxiety. Her thoughts on the potential of immersive technologies in language learning can be seen in the chapter: Imagining the potential for using Virtual Reality technologies in Language Learning in the 2017 TIRF volume. Currently studying for an MSC in digital education, she works across a suite of innovative products aimed at reimagining how we assess language.

Integrating Virtual Reality to EFL teaching 

Raquel Ribeiro     

 

What is your understanding of Virtual Reality? How far can we take our students in their LX learner experience of EFL?

In this workshop I intend to share with the audience how to make the integration of VR-based task with language development purposes as a target and have the participants experience the learner perspective.

 

Bio

Raquel is an EFL teacher and EdTech blogger from Brazil. She is a lecturer and teacher trainer on the field of mobile technology for educational purposes. She is also a sub committee member for the IATEFL learning Technologies SIG, an Innovator and Mentor certified by Google as well as an EFL teacher at Cultura Inglesa Sao Paulo, Brazil.

She is passionate about the potential technology has to enhance the learning and to promote the inclusion of blind and visually impaired students.

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/informed_teachers_blog/?hl=en 

Twitter @Rach_Ribeiro

Heike Philp

Back to the future: From virtual worlds to virtual reality

From virtual worlds to virtual reality is a journey into the history of 3D environments. It talks about prims and mesh, facts and fiction, ease of use, features & co. During her talk, Heike Philp, co-owner of EduNation in Second Life and ‘inworlder’ since 2006 will outline 10 years of research and development of language teaching and learning in immersive environments.

 After a brief jump back in time, the presentation will continue to explore immersive learning through Virtual Reality. What are the affordances of VR and what are the constraints? How does VR differ from virtual worlds? How can VR be explored for languages learning and how can it be used in a classroom setting, given the fact that perhaps only one high end VR headset (Occulus/ HTC Vive etc.) might be available?

Heike Philp CEO of let's talk online sprl in Brussels, a live online technology provider in the field of language learning in real-time via internet. She is co-initiator of EU funded LANCELOT, AVALON and CAMELOT and her latest project GUINEVERE about language games in virtual environments started in Dec 2017.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Öznur Özdal, Ege Kumlalı, Ekin Küçük, Batuhan Küçük

“Alchemist”

Alchemist is an educational game that takes advantage of the immersive structure of VR and creates an exciting and unique experience for the language learners. The demo has a magical theme that provides three different levels with three different modes of interaction to teach players Spanish vocabulary. This game was the winning application of a Hackathon in Istanbul by Goethe Institut. The winners were invited to present their VR game in Berlin.

Öznur Özdal is a Spanish teacher and a student in Game Design M.A. program in Bahçeşehir University. She studies to work as a game content / narrative designer. She is also interested in audio design.

Batuhan Küçük graduated from the animation department of Plato School of Visual Arts in 2014. He works as a 3d environment artist.

Ege Kumlalı is a student in game design M.A. program in Bahçeşehir University. She works as a 3d designer.

Ekin Küçük is a computer engineering student. He works as a programmer of core game mechanics.

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The Virtual Round Table Team

Heike Philp, Belgium/ Germany

Heike Philp, CEO of let’s talk online sprl is an edtech and immersive language education integration specialist. Philp co-initiated four European funded projects on teaching and learning a language in real-time at a distance: LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers), AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live ONline) and CAMELOT (CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning) and GUINEVERE (Games Used IN Engaging Virtual Environments for Realtime language Education). Philp founded and organizes several web conferences, Virtual Round Table (language learning technologies) DaFWEBKON (teachers of German), SLanguages Annual Symposium. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life.

Scott Grant/ Kaylee West Assistant Lecturer, Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

Scott (known as Kaylee in Second Life) has taught Chinese language and culture at tertiary level for more than 20 years. He coordinates and teaches two gateway units, Chinese Introductory 1 & 2, and two capstone units, Chinese Online Media 1 & 2. He is the creator of the Monash Chinese Island virtual language learning simulation in Second Life that has been part of the formal beginner level curriculum at Monash since 2008. Scott has also conducted collaborative research and jointly published a number of papers on educational uses of 3D multi-user virtual environments covering topics including self-efficacy, cognitive skills, second language acquisition and foreign language anxiety. In 2013/14, Scott was the Project Team Leader of the OLT funded Virtually Enhanced Languages (VEL) project which aims to share the experience and resources accumulated from implementing task-based language and culture learning on Chinese Island over a period of 10 years with other tertiary language educators. He also recently submitted a PhD thesis based on his work on Chinese Island for examination.

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Helena Galani holds an RSA Diploma, M.A. ELT (Applied Linguistics through Corpora for Teacher Education purposes), certification in the skills of Teacher Training and in advanced ICT skills. She has been implementing CALL into her teaching for more than 27 years in the fields of TEFL, with YL language schools and as qualified Adult Educator at LLL Centre in Greece,with formal assessment bodies, on UK University EAP courses or as private tutor.

As EduNation resident and CAMELOT Award winner in 2015, Helena supports the educational use of SL environment with learner and teacher machinima. As moderator during this year’s EVO ViLLAGE, she presented on the usefulness of designing board games and Interactive Scenarios in ELT through Virtual Environment. At conferences such as SLanguage Symposium 2015, she has been highlighting different aspects of the interdisciplinary value of VWs in language teaching.

Božica Šarić-Cvjetković has a BA in English language and literature and more than ten years of experience in the classroom. Based in Serbia, she teaches young learners and teenagers in a state primary school and works with students with special learning difficulties. She’s also a teacher trainer and has delivered workshops and talks both locally and internationally.

Passionate about developing as a teacher, she is a member of IATEFL and currently serves as ELTA Serbia Vice President. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening and playing with her cats.

Syke Annamma Kumaran ,a member of the Electronic Committee of IATEFL,is a teacher,writer and a presenter. He is a Mentor for the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi)and formerly a Fulbright TEA fellow of U.S. Department of State at Claremont Graduate University and past winner of the IATEFL Ray Tongue Scholarship.He has been teaching English for over 15 years in schools and colleges in India and the U.S.

Oksana Hera is a freelance Business English trainer based in Lviv, Ukraine.  She focuses on materials design, in-company training, and blogs about films for learners of English at https://moviesbylevels.wordpress.com. She is currently an IATEFL BESIG Joint Online Team Coordinator.

Angelika Güttl-Strahlhofer is founder and CEO of Red ma|Web Events KG, an agency for multimedia projects in the field of education and human resources in Austria/Europe. She is an expert of innovative online events (virtual fairs, online team events) and experienced consultant for inspiring blended learning projects. Since 2012 she has been organising the DaFWEBKON, an annual web conference for teachers of German as a second/foreign language

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