Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Social Networking 2009 Online Conference

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to inform you that 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 practioners 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:

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)