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Vance Stevens
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Week 2: Declare (blogs)  - 
 
Hi everyone, playdates in #evomc17  are going well with some of us losing lives and possessions regularly, others thriving and sharing. This is what gamification is all about, come experience it with us.

I have given some attention to our live events page in the Missions wiki, http://missions4evomc.pbworks.com/w/page/112913140/Live_events2017

I have linked our recordings to date there, placed screenshots from the Doodle showing when the most productive times are for the rest of the week (i.e. when most people have indicated they are available), and I am about to announce a live event, streaming from Minecraft, on Sat Jan 21 from 13:00 UTC, details to follow at this link

http://missions4evomc.pbworks.com/w/page/112913140/Live_events2017#SatJan211500UTCSpecialstreamingfromMinecraftandDiscord

Put your times in this week's Doodle and we're more likely to try and meet you there, http://doodle.com/poll/mrmw7p6eqkin6mwb
Live_events2017. Page history last edited by Vance Stevens 2 minutes ago. Live Events for EVOMC17. Live and Recorded during EVO Minecraft MOOC Jan-Feb 2017. Look here later for a timetable of live events for EVO Minecraft MOOC 2017 ...
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#Learning2gether Episode 357 takes place shortly at 1400 UTC on Sunday, January 15

Vance Stevens was invited to give a talk for the EVO Session #TechnoCLIL on the congruence of that session with EVO Minecraft MOOC, #evomc17, which Vance is co-moderating for the 3rd year in a row. After looking at some of the assumptions of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Vance shows how three of these, language competence, learning curricular subjects in a foreign language, and combining teaching strategies and technical tools, are supported in Minecraft.

Vance will try and stream this event on YouTube, which will also make a recording, here
https://youtu.be/9dL86MYNjQ4

or you can try and join live at
https://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=ms1NDVAmDFVoA1R5ShJDNQ%3D%3D

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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#Learning2gether Episode 357 takes place shortly at 1400 UTC on Sunday, January 15

Vance Stevens was invited to give a talk for the EVO Session #TechnoCLIL on the congruence of that session with EVO Minecraft MOOC, #evomc17, which Vance is co-moderating for the 3rd year in a row. After looking at some of the assumptions of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Vance shows how three of these, language competence, learning curricular subjects in a foreign language, and combining teaching strategies and technical tools, are supported in Minecraft.

Vance will try and stream this event on YouTube, which will also make a recording, here
https://youtu.be/9dL86MYNjQ4

or you can try and join live at
https://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=ms1NDVAmDFVoA1R5ShJDNQ%3D%3D

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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Discussion  - 
 
#Learning2gether Episode 357 takes place shortly at 1400 UTC on Sunday, January 15

Vance Stevens was invited to give a talk for the EVO Session #TechnoCLIL on the congruence of that session with EVO Minecraft MOOC, #evomc17, which Vance is co-moderating for the 3rd year in a row. After looking at some of the assumptions of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Vance shows how three of these, language competence, learning curricular subjects in a foreign language, and combining teaching strategies and technical tools, are supported in Minecraft.

Vance will try and stream this event on YouTube, which will also make a recording, here
https://youtu.be/9dL86MYNjQ4

or you can try and join live at
https://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=ms1NDVAmDFVoA1R5ShJDNQ%3D%3D

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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Arrange meetings in Minecraft  - 
 
Hi everyone, I set up the DOODLE poll for Week 2 Jan 16-22 here
http://doodle.com/poll/mrmw7p6eqkin6mwb
Find it later under "Arrange meetings in Minecraft"

I'd like to start streaming and recording some of our meetups, but that goes best with sound. When there's sound, people playing in silent mode can hear the others talk and still interact with everyone in text, so it's value added, nothing detracted. Try and get Discord working. Here's how
http://missions4evomc.pbworks.com/w/page/113798794/Discord
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That's what I was looking for! I shared it with Week 2 on here so I can find it later.
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Arrange meetings in Minecraft  - 
 
Hi folks. Looking at the doodle for this week, it appears that the 1400 to 1600 time frame is good for several people to meet online. I would like to set up some streaming events at this time with participants in Discord (several of us are there now) and where we talk together from in world and I can stream this to anyone who can listen to YouTube where they can listen while playing with us (and texting with us) or others can watch the recording later.

If anyone can commit to being there in Discord between today (Monday, plus tue, wed, thu) and Friday at that time, I can set an event with a watch page where anyone can go to listen to the stream at a URL known in advance.

Otherwise I can just go there and if there are people talking in Minecraft I can stream on the fly. But then I can't set the event so you know it's happening in advance. But there will be a recording.

If you can commit to an EVENT please let me know here and I'll set it up. We need a few people we know in advance can talk to us between 1400-1600 UTC in that space.
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I see you found it but I'll put the link here anyway
http://doodle.com/poll/mrmw7p6eqkin6mwb

I'll be setting one for Week 3 soon and you can find all the Doodles under
Arrange Meetings in Minecraft
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112993649763396826671/stream/9e11db20-d040-404c-a4e4-4bb189c44684

p.s. I posted that message in haste as I was rushing off to work or I would have included the link. Next time.
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presenting today on Minecraft for CLIL in #evosessions event 1400 UTC all welcome, http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether for info #evomc17
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Discussion  - 
 
#Learning2gether Episode 357 takes place shortly at 1400 UTC on Sunday, January 15

Vance Stevens was invited to give a talk for the EVO Session #TechnoCLIL on the congruence of that session with EVO Minecraft MOOC, #evomc17, which Vance is co-moderating for the 3rd year in a row. After looking at some of the assumptions of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Vance shows how three of these, language competence, learning curricular subjects in a foreign language, and combining teaching strategies and technical tools, are supported in Minecraft.

Vance will try and stream this event on YouTube, which will also make a recording, here
https://youtu.be/9dL86MYNjQ4

or you can try and join live at
https://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=ms1NDVAmDFVoA1R5ShJDNQ%3D%3D

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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Discussion  - 
 
#Learning2gether Episode 357 takes place shortly at 1400 UTC on Sunday, January 15

Vance Stevens was invited to give a talk for the EVO Session #TechnoCLIL on the congruence of that session with EVO Minecraft MOOC, #evomc17, which Vance is co-moderating for the 3rd year in a row. After looking at some of the assumptions of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Vance shows how three of these, language competence, learning curricular subjects in a foreign language, and combining teaching strategies and technical tools, are supported in Minecraft.

Vance will try and stream this event on YouTube, which will also make a recording, here
https://youtu.be/9dL86MYNjQ4

or you can try and join live at
https://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=ms1NDVAmDFVoA1R5ShJDNQ%3D%3D

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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Discussion  - 
 
#Learning2gether Episode 357 takes place shortly at 1400 UTC on Sunday, January 15

Vance Stevens was invited to give a talk for the EVO Session Techno CLIL on the congruence of that session with EVO Minecraft MOOC, which Vance is co-moderating for the 3rd year in a row. After looking at some of the assumptions of CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Vance shows how three of these, language competence, learning curricular subjects in a foreign language, and combining teaching strategies and technical tools, are supported in Minecraft.

Vance will try and stream this event on YouTube, which will also make a recording, here
https://youtu.be/9dL86MYNjQ4

or you can try and join live at
https://live.wiziq.com/aliveext/LoginToSession.aspx?SessionCode=ms1NDVAmDFVoA1R5ShJDNQ%3D%3D

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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Week 1: Orient  - 
 
Vance and +Linda Gielen introduced #evomc17  at the Jan 7 2017 #evosessions  kickoff event. We were first to present, so this video plays the first of the recording where +Nina Liakos and +mbarek akaddar start the event, and then at 5 min 30 seconds, Linda and I explain how EVOMC17 started and how we run the session. Participants in this EVOMC17 session might appreciate the overview as part of our Orientation week.
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Teacher of ESL, formerly CALL coordinator and consultant, CALL software developer, and Lecturer in Computing
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Extensive experience in teaching ESOL, educational computing, developing educational software, and teaching and sustaining communities of practice online
Employment
  • HCT/ADMC/CERT/KBZAC
    English Faculty, 2011 - present
    I teach English to air force cadets at Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College, Al Ain, UAE
  • Petroleum Institute
    Lecturer in Computing, 2003 - 2011
    Lecturer in Computing Applications - taught MS Office applications in depth, including Excel and Visual Basic, and HTML and social networking
  • Courseware Publishing International
    Director of ESL Software Design, 1995 - 1997
    Developed software using Authorware and speech recognition tools
  • Amideast
    Consultant and CALL Coordinator, 1997 - 2003
    Consultant and CALL Coordinator in setting up and managing academic computing aspects of Military Language Institute in Abu Dhabi
  • Sultan Qaboos University
  • KF University of Petroleum and Minerals
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Al Ain
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Abu Dhabi - Muscat - Dhahran - Honolulu - San Jose - Houston
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Interested in Learning2gether with Webheads in Action, and EVO Electronic Village Onlne. and other colleagues online. I'm also a PADI dive instructor.
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I've been involved in online learning since way last century, as founder of a movement that became Webheads in Action, still a robust community. I have been a coordinator of the TESOL / CALL-IS Electronic Village Online for almost 15 years and have moderated several 5-week online sessions there ranging from Multiliteracies and MOOCs to Minecraft. In 2010 I started a weekly webinar series called Learning2gether.  I teach EFL at the UAE Air College in Al Ain, UAE.
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I've got a lovely wife, two sons who are teachers too, and a beautiful granddaughter :-)
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  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Houston
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