Aimed at current and potential
educational e-community leaders,
a mini presentation of some of the
psychological, historical and
evolutionary aspects of real-life
communities followed by a swap-
shop (an exchange of minds):
reviewing the key roles of e-
participants; discussing group life
cycles, net-i-quette issues and
conflict resolution; comparing web
platforms and sharing tips for
accessing the wisdom of the crowd.
- blog series: http://kalinago.blogspot.com
- pre conference document with questions to ponder on
- IATEFL session forum comments/questions
@ IATEFL Conference
-swapping experiences, opinions & ideas through
-commuhnity building simulation
-interactive discussion activity
Downloadable ebook of blog postings,
selected comments & discussion at IATEFL
Why do people join e-communitiies?
Why do people create e-communities?
(From top: Carla Arena, David Deubel, Duncan Baker, Gladys Baya, Tara Benwell & Vance Stevens)
Which online platform do you generally prefer
working on? Why?
Should e-communities create mission statements?
How much does the
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size of your community matter?
Is it better
or in public?
Are rules necessary?
What percentage of members in an edu-
community participate actively?
Why do some
What is Ego-Boo?
Why should we
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How do we stay on top of and
respect our cultural differences?
What are some of the differences between
working online with learners and
working with teachers?
What do we do with
pirates, kidnappers &
other threats to
Do you know of great activities or tips which help build
a global team?
Should e-communities be available for free?
Did you pay for the platform(s) you use?
Why? Why not?
What books or resources on PLNs/CoPs &
e-community life have you read and recommend?
Join the conversation:
Online via the blog series:
Online via IATEFL-BritishCouncil Forums
@ IATEFL Harrogate 2010
Date: April 08 2010
Venue: Harrogate International Centre, UK
16.05 - 17.05
Limited seating: 30 participants only
Edu-blogger, ESP:IT teacher, Edtech teacher-trainer
Former academic director of two non-profit educational
organizations: Summerbridge, Hong Kong and EIL, Ecuador.
Karenne has extensive real-life community experience and is a
member of Triiibes: Seth Godin's exclusive tribe about tribes.
She actively participates in many global edu-communities and is the
NingMistress of BELTfree (edu-blogging).
She runs private web2.0 communities with language learners.
Connect with Karenne on twitter @kalinagoenglish