Tuesday, February 28, 2012

EVO 2012

Dear followers,

We would like to share with you all - our followers - information related to a recent workshop we run during the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2012- Evelyn, Miguel and Teadira were in charge of one of the workshops offfered by EVO2012 this year: Podcasting for the ESL/EFL Classroom 2012.

Basically, the aim of this workshop was to provide teachers with basic proficiency related to the production and publishing of digital media files (podcasts) and its implementation in the language classroom to enhance communication in speaking and listening skills. 

The online workshop was run during five weeks offering participants the opportunity of reading and discussing about podcasting for the ESL/EFL classroom and of undertaking more practical tasks in order to create their own podcasts and integrating them to their classroom.  

The following are the communication media and tools to be used during this workshop were:  

Yahoo group
Blogs: Blogger 
Web-based recorders: Voxopop,  Voicethread
Audio recording and editing software: Audacity
Voice recorder: Mp3 Skype recorder
Communication tool: Skype 
Podcasts host sites: Podbean, Viewpoint, Woices, Podomatic, blip.tv, ivoox 
Microblogging: Twitter 
Video-tutorials: YouTube, Screener        
Virtual classroom: WiZiQ
 Surveys: Survey Monkey 

One of the e-tasks of this workshop was to create podcasting projects. All our participants design interesting and motivating projects and all of them were published in the Podcasting for the ESL/EFL Classroom 2012 blog.

Another of the learning experiences we had was to gather all participants in a Live Session to share their podcasting projects with other participants. 

If you want to find out more about this Podcasting for the ESL/EFL Classroom 2012 workshop, please have a look at:






Thursday, September 9, 2010

Avealmec has a new Executive Board

Hi dear followers!

We are pleased to announce that AVEALMEC, the Venezuelan CALL Association, has a new Executive Board who will continue leading the ICT in ELT field in Venezuela. The new Board members for 2010-2012 are:

Evelyn Izquierdo - President (UCV)
Miguel Mendoza - Vice President (UCV)
Maricarmen Gamero - Secretary (UNEFM)
Victor Osorio - Treasurer (UPEL-IPB)
Elvina Castillo - Vocal  (UNEFM)

Acting members:
Teadira Pérez - President (ULA)
Rubena St. Louis - Vice President (USB)
Yohimar Sivira - Treasurer (UNEFM)
Nahir Aparicio - Vocal (UPEL-IPB)

The best wishes to this team for another successful performance as the one led by our former President Teadira Pérez.

Monday, February 1, 2010

How to create your own digital course book using Web 2.0 resources

Workshop run by Nik Peachey

This is a face to face event jointly organized by the British Council - Venezuela and AVEALMEC in order to explore different e-tools to create Digital Course Books. The event will take place at the British Council on the 12th and 13th, February, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with one hour for lunch break.

Please note the workshop itself is free of charge, but limited to 8 places.

Are you interested in taking part of this face to face workshop?

These are the requirements you need to meet:

1. to be a foreign language teacher with an advanced level of English.
2. to have Web 2.0 skills and be familiar with several Web 2.0 tools.
3. to be involved in IT projects or have designed online lessons using Web 2.0 tools (desirable).
5. to have a special interest in taking part of AVEALMEC events and projects actively (optional).

We will choose the first 8 people who first sent email with the following information:

I am interested in participating in this event and fulfill the following requirements:
1) I am foreign language teacher and have advanced level of English.
2) I have basic Web 2.0 skills and I am familiar with the following tools (mention at least 6):

3. I am involved in IT projects using Web 2.0 tools. Here's the URL: (You can add all the URLs you want)
4. I have designed online lessons using Web 2.0 tools (optional). Here's the URL: (You can add all the URLs you want)
5. How you can actively participate in AVEALMEC? (If interested)
6. You name:
7. University / High school / Primary School / Language Institution

Please, send an email with the information required before the 6th of February to: mmendoza97@gmail.com

Don't forget, the workshop is totally free. Don't miss it!

Once we have made a decision, on the basis of the criteria stated above, we will inform you as soon as possible. If you get selected to attend this workshop and you cannot attend it for unforeseen reasons, please let us know immediately so that we can offer your place to someone else on the waiting list.

Click here to read a description of the workshop

Hurry up! Deadline is coming soon!

The Avealmec Team