sábado, 31 de octubre de 2009

Browse Social Networking forums and start connecting experiences!

Browse our forums and start connecting experiences!

Forums opening on November 1st    Registrations close on Oct 31st  Register now!
Unveiling Connectivist Learning

The aim of this forum is to explore and discuss issues related to connectivism by sharing our own experiences, resources and discoveries. Join us.

e-moderators: Carla Raguseo (ARCALL) and Elvina Castillo (AVEALMEC)
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Communities of Practice
You may  hear educationalists use the term Community of Practice to refer to communities of practice, classes, groups, professional bodies, teams, networks, etc. as communities at some stage. But, Is there any difference among these definitions? What is a  community of practice?

e-moderators: Nelba Quintana (ARCALL) , Evelyn Izquierdo and Nahir Aparicio (AVEALMEC)
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Social Networks and ELT
This forum is aimed at the discussion on the use of Social Networks in English Language Teaching and learning, and especially focuses on the way their features can contribute such processes.
e-moderators: Maricarmen Gamero (AVEALMEC), Jennifer Verschoor  and Paula Ledesma (ARCALL)
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Second Life, Social Networks and ELT

This forum  aims at reflecting on the power of virtual world to connect with others and its potential in offering people different and more authentic experiences to learn.
e-moderators: Miguel Mendoza, Dafne Gonzalez and Evelyn Izquierdo (AVEALMEC)
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Note: You´ll be able to enter any of these forums from Nov. 1st onwards. Register now!

Ultimo dia de registro para el Social Networking 2009

The pre-conference activity will start on 1st November 2009: discussion forums will be available in Moodle. Join today and start exchanging ideas and connecting to our network. Register in our Moodle site and look for our Forums Section.

From November 5-8, 2009, we will be running the Social Networking 2009 Conference. This open-knowledge event will be completely online and free and it is aimed at encouraging practitioner to reflect on the role of communities of practice as a social network in ELT.

This event is being jointly organized by AVEALMEC and ARCALL, two Latin American associations, one based in Venezuela and the other in Argentina, interested in promoting the use of ICT in the language classroom.

For this event, we invited conference speakers from different parts of the world:

* George Siemens -Canada
* Etienne Wenger -United States of America
* Vance Stevens -United Arabic Emirates
* Nik Peachey -United Kingdom
* Charalambos Vrasidas and Maria Solomou -Cyprus
* Nicky Hockly -Spain
* Erika Cruvinel and Ronaldo Lima –Brazil
* Rita Zeinstejer and Paula Ledesma -Argentina
* Nellie Müller Deustch –Israel
* Carla Arena –Brazil
* Graham Stanley –Spain
* Jennifer Verschoor, Evelyn Izquierdo and Erika Cruvinel –Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil

During four days, our guest speakers will be sharing their experiences and expertise with participants and will help us grasp a better picture of how social networks can be used in the language teaching and learning field. We will be discussing about the concepts and theories around social networks, communities of practice and the Web 2.0, as well as about the use, advantages and drawbacks of social networking tools.

Join us and participate in this amazing learning experience!
Further information here: http://avealmec.org.ve/

Spread the word! Let´s get socially connected!

AVEALMEC (Asociación Venezolana para la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje de Lenguas Mediados por el Computador)
ARCALL (Argentinian Computer-Assisted Language Learning Association)

sábado, 10 de octubre de 2009

III Congreso Internacional Informatica Educativa

La Universidad de La Sabana anuncia la oportunidad para propiciar espacios de encuentro que permitan construir Comunidad Académica Internacional entre quienes trabajan en el complejo y atractivo mundo de la incorporación de las TIC en Educación. Por lo que ofrecen el III Congreso Internacional Informatica Educativa, los dias 22 y 23 de Octubre.
En esta ocasión el Congreso hace énfasis en dos de las temáticas de la Informática Educativa que actualmente presentan mayor potencialidad y sobre las cuales se ha generado mucha expectativa: el uso de herramientas web 2.0 y dispositivos móviles en educación.

El congreso es totalmente gratis... Yo ya me inscribí.. espero verlos por allá.
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