The AVEALMEC newsletter, supported by AVEALMEC (Asociación Venezolana para la Enseñanza/Aprendizaje de Lenguas Mediados por el Computador), provides a network for language tutors using computers in their classrooms to exchange information related to:
* New trends in CALL,
* Examples of good practice in CALL,
* Useful e-CALL resources,
* International, national and regional events,
* Seminars proceedings,
* Experience exchange,
* Websites/software/Web 2.0 tools review
Issue 1 (2008) offers a review of Web 2.0 for EFL teachers by Miguel Mendoza as the main article. As we mentioned above, we are including varied information related to the Web 2.0 for EFL teachers’ seminar held last November, particularly participant’s presentations and projects. We are also presenting information related to regional, national and international events, including AVEALMEC members´presentations and publications related to the use of ICT in language learning. The newsletter also provides important news related to AVEALMEC members´participation in events and conferences, among others. The last part of this newsletter describes different Networks for ESL/EFL/ESP/EAP teachers, presenting a brief description of the network and offering the URL for subscription information.
Issue 2 (2008) continues offering the breaking news section – containing important information about regional, national and international events, including AVEALMEC
members´presentations and publications related to the use of ICT in
language learning. The Killer ICT tools, websites and books sectionThe
ICT and ELT networks section presents an overview of a number of Online
Communities of Practice in the area of Computed Mediated Language
Teaching and Learning.
Issue 3 (2009) presents an interesting article about lurking written by Elvina Castillo. It also offers all the sections covered in the first and second issues.
Issue 4 offers Breaking news, a section where you will find the latest information on Avealmec and its members, what is on in cyberspace, new trends in ICT and much more. Then, comes the top article, written by Rubena St. Louis who presents a thought-provoking discussion about Autonomy and ICT tools. This is definitively a ‘must’ to read. Besides this, two of the most awaited sections are here again: Upcoming events and Killer tools, Websites and e-Books. As innovation is one of the principles for good practice in education, we have added three new sections to our newsletter: ICT in ELT networks, ICT - Good Practices in ELT and Twitter: What is it? Who to follow and Why. Finally, we have the great pleasure to share the section Avealmec members’ presentation and publications, just a small sample of the intellectual production and work done by our members during 2010.