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This session was one of several held this week at Al Ain Men's College (AAMC) as part of an in-house professional development week in April 2013. It was updated on Aug 25, 2013 for the annual MoodleMoot Virtual Conference MMVC13

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Learning2gether is a wiki which, since September 2010, has served to organize teachers in meeting online at regular times weekly to conduct free “class-roots” professional development seminars and discuss topics of mutual interest to teachers of ESOL in particular and educators in general. Presenters and participants range from expert to those merely interested in the topics. Participants come from all over the world, but from its inception there has been an effort to involve teaching practitioners in Arab countries through coordination with the TESOL Arabia TAEDTECH-SIG. Sessions are recorded, and a growing archive of recorded resources is accumulating at the associated podcast site. This session will introduce teachers to the endeavor and invite them to become involved.

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  • Hi! I´m lost here!!! I´m doing an online course (Teaching and Technology) and one of the projects is to join an online community for English-language teachers. I´ve been surfing the net for an hour, trying to join a group and this is the furthest I´ve got to. Help me, please. I don´t know where to start, Although I´m doing my best,I feel like a dinosaur as regards this stuff
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  1. 1. Learning2gether class-roots weeklyonline professional developmentVance StevensKhalifa bin Zayed Air CollegeHCT / AAMC / PACE&Coordinator for Webheads in ActionUpdated for Moodle MOOC, June 2, 2013Updated in 2013
  2. 2. Slideshare of the 2012 TESOL Philadelphia presentationhttp://www.slideshare.net/vances/learning2gether31march2012Read the 2012 TESOL Philadelphia presentation in prose:http://learning2gether.net/2012/03/30/learning2gether-to-teach-one-another-about-le/Hear an mp3 of March 4, 2012 Learning2gether rehearsalhttp://learning2gether.net/2012/03/04/vance-stevens-presents-what-teachers-around-t/Read the 2012TESOL Arabia proceedings publicationStevens, V. (2013). Learning2gether: Wiki-based worldwideteacher professional development. In Davidson, P., Al-Hamly,M., Coombe, C., Troudi, S., and Gunn, C. (Eds.). AchievingExcellence through Life Skills Education. Dubai: TESOL Arabia.pp.342-351. Version available online:http://tinyurl.com/tacon2012L2g.Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 2My presentations are always online
  3. 3. Class roots online teacher professional developmentDistributedCommunity of PracticePLN (Personal learning network)Models teaching through modeling learningA teacher models and demonstratesA student practices and reflectsWiki-basedAnyone can join wiki, write in an eventVance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 3What is Learning2getherhttp://classroots.org/
  4. 4. Event planning wiki: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/Upcoming events:http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneededIndex to archives:http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/archiveindexArchive of podcasts and live recordingshttp://learning2gether.netNetwork connectionsTESOL Arabia: http://taedtech.ning.com/events/Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 4Where is Learning2gether?
  5. 5. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 5Event Planning Wikihttp://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32204849/FrontPage
  6. 6. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 6Upcoming eventshttp://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded
  7. 7. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 7Index toarchiveshttp://learning2gether.pbworks.com/archiveindex
  8. 8. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 8Archive of live recordingshttp://learning2gether.net
  9. 9. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 9Network Connections:TESOL Arabia Edtech-SIGhttp://taedtech.ning.com/events/
  10. 10. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 10Network Connections:TESOL CALL-IShttp://www.facebook.com/TESOLCALLIS
  11. 11. What funding?No funding at all, ever, since 1998No hidden agendas, truly cooperativeRely on Cognitive Surplus (Clay Shirky)http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-cognitive-surplus-drives-us-to.htmlIntrinsic motivation of people toShare, help othersbe highly regarded professionallyfeel good about themselvesMonetization would undermine cooperative mutual communitysupport (Deci, Soma experiments)Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 11Funding for Learning2getherhttp://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=p96Wmn-ER4QC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=deci+soma+research+motivation&ots=3cHPr-t922&sig=ZqB8TGpkrvt2Wj8DKACBFgDTYzc#v=onepage&q=deci%20soma%20research%20motivation&f=false
  12. 12. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 12Elluminate grant from LearningTimeshttp://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
  13. 13. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 13Live streaming via Hangouthttp://webheadsinaction.org/live
  14. 14. 1998-1999Writing for WebheadsWeekly meetings each Sunday noon GMT at Tapped In (defunct)Archives of logged chatsAll: http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/chatlogs.htmTurkey meets China in 2001: http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/chat2001/wfw011031.htm2000 - 2002Online events at conferences where we put students in touchwith teachers using voice (HearMe, no longer available)Bb/Collaborate = Elluminate grant from http://learningtimes.com2002Webheads in Action http://webheads.infoVance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 14How Learning2gether began
  15. 15. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 15Writing for Webheads 1998-2002http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/webheads.htm
  16. 16. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 16Webheads in Action since 2002http://vancestevens.com/papers/evonline2002/webheads_evo.htmhttp://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume13/ej51/ej51int/
  17. 17. Webheads in Action Online Convergence2005, 2007, 2009 http://wiaoc.orgEach hosted in Elluminate by Learning TimesWe learned about “speed geeking” at WiAOC 2009We tried to organize one online:http://learning2gether.net/2009/06/14/teresa-almeida-deca-taggalaxy/Speedlifing was also well received:http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2009/06/speedlifing.htmlLearning2gether came about in 2010 toEnhance quality of our weekly meetingsAvoid more 3-day = 72-hour webcastathonsVance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 17More history
  18. 18. Vance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 18Speedlifinghttp://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2009/06/speedlifing.html
  19. 19. Any coming Sunday or Monday after noon GMThttp://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded#NextupcomingeventsCurrent venues usedLive stream via Webheads in Action Drupal portalhttp://webheadsinaction.org/liveStream via Google+ Hangout with embedded EtherPadYouTube recordings rendered to mp3 and podcastIn Elluminate via grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/Please use a headset to prevent echoCheck your mic and speakers usingtools / audio / audio wizardVance Stevens, AAMC UAE April 2013, Learning2gether 19Our next upcoming events
  20. 20. Please join us http://learning2gether.pbworks.comand http://learning2gether.netThis is not just a request for participation in a one-offevent – WE RELY ON YOU!• If you are seriously interested in professionaldevelopment and would like to join in our activities,we welcome your participation.• Even better, we would appreciate your SHARING withcolleagues something that YOU know at these events.http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32205261/cfp
  21. 21. Vance’s presentationsare always online(creative commons, attribution, share alike)http://slideshare.net/vances