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Fascinating discussion with @alexanderhayes who previewed his PhD defense on #Learning2gether Episode 341. YouTube and mp3 found here with links to Alex's work
https://learning2gether.net/2016/08/14/alexander-hayes-the-null-hypothesis-on-country-cyborgs-and-the-singularity/
Learning2gether Episode 341 Download mp3: On Sunday Aug 14, at the unusually early time of 1230 UTC, but pushing midnight in Canberra, Vance Stevens had a chat with Alexander Hayes, who filled us i…
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At https://learning2gether.net/2016/06/05/informal-learning-with-jeff-lebow-and-rhizo16/ find the YouTube video and audio mp3 from the Hangout on Air, #learning2gether  episode 334, Sunday, June 5, with Jeff Lebow, Jose Rodriges, Peggy George, Elizabeth Anne, Vanessa Vaile, and Arthur Oglesby on #Rhizo16 and Informal Learning. You'll also find show notes in the text chat from http://chatwing.com/vancestev. Dave Cormier was 'replete with children' and unable to pull away from family obligations.
Learning2gether Episode 334 Download mp3: On Sunday June 5 Vance Stevens and Jeff Lebow met in Hangout on Air to talk about old times and new projects, all in the spirit of informality that infuses…
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Hope you'll join us for #learning2gether  Episode 333 with +Rita Zeinstejer  who has created a comprehensive slide presentation on humour in learning, starting with cartoons and comix. There's much here to tickle your funny bone and those of your students.

Rita will be presenting using Bb Collaborate, details here
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cahdrm73gamvklv2akuma87cb7g?cfem=1&authkey=CN_V7cD7-9qPwAE

Rita Zeinstejer's presentation will examine how humour can be an effective tool in teaching and in creating the affective second language classroom. It will also examine the reasons why humour is sometimes avoided, and will dispel the myth that one must be a comedian to use humour in a language classroom.

The focus is on the use of cartoons with practical examples of how to use and adapt this particular resource. One doesn't have to be a gifted humorist to reap the benefits of using humour in the classroom.

Time 1400 UTC

Where?
Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

For more information
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents
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This Sunday #Learning2gether is catching up on a backlog of archiving. For our edutainment we will be celebrating the start of Moodle MOOC with Nellie Deutsch, at her opening ceremony Sunday May 1 at 1600 UTC. For more information see
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ydOYaBaI7e12Zy-yWEkfjI6IAwltSEFVx-xrBEnASMA/edit

Learning2gether returns next Sunday with an EVO symposium at the 8th Virtual Round Table Online conference, May 8, 1400 UTC. All are welcome to join us, and if you are involved in EVO you are invited to join the panel. This tells you more,
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tFTK8gH1DRXC7JTWTuqqbRCVn_ioPU1bV-HbZr0MCTo/edit?usp=sharing
Hope to see you there
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Hi all!  Here´s an invitation for an event in Spanish to talk about the Global Classroom.
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Nuestra Propuesta Durante esta charla informal entre educadores de Latinoamérica, vamos a compartir las razones que nos llevaron a...
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Sunday April 10 at 1400 UTC I'll be meeting online with some of the people who made the CALL-IS webcasts happen. We'll return for this to the scene of the crime as committed in Baltimore, the Webheads virtual office 
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/

We'll talk about how the event went, successes, problems that arose, and what we might do to improve it next year. We'll find out about challenges faced by those who worked to make it happen, who put themselves in the position of having to kickstart the technology while organizing and uploading PowerPoints from numerous presenters, all in the ten minutes between presentations, and what motivates them to put themselves in that position. And I'm sure we'll find out how much they enjoyed it and why they might convince others to give us a hand next year.

All interested in finding out more about webcasting under the radar from international conferences worldwide are welcome to attend. For more information, including time where you are, visit http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether.
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Dear researchers, teachers and experts:
It has been published: “Visual programming languages integrated across the curriculum in elementary school: A two year case study using “Scratch” in five schools” in the most prestigious journal of educational technology in the world "Computers and Education". This manuscript is not free ($ 25), however Elsevier allows 50 days for free download at this link: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SlPU1Hucd6Vq5, until 11 May 2016. Please take the link to download the document and use it, because after may the 11th, even myself as an author I would not be able to deliver the research. Thanks for your interest and I hope to collaborate in the future jmsaezlopez@edu.uned.es
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There were two #learning2gether events on Sunday March 6, a gathering in #Zoom of an #evomc16 meeting at Mircea Patrascu’s #Minecraft server, and a second #CALL-IS webcast team refresher with +Abraham Reshad. Both are posted at 
http://learning2gether.net/2016/03/06/zoom-meeting-at-mircea-patrascus-server-and-call-is-webcaster-training-2/ 

The EVO Minecraft MOOC community used Zoom to record their server party because Zoom allows fluid screen share of Minecraft windows. Vance made a Camtasia recording of the event on a second computer, posted that on YouTube, and rendered the mp3 which you can hear streamed or download from the link above. 

The other event was a meeting of #CALL-IS webcasters for a Bb Collaborate refresher. You can find here the Elluminate recording of that plus mp3 and text chat transcripts.

Find links to upcoming events of this nature on http://learning2gether.net at
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
On Sunday March 6 we had a meeting in Zoom at Mircea Patrascu’s Minecraft server. This was at Mircea’s invitation, as reproduced here: I created a Google+ event for EVO Minecraft MOOC: …
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The annual 5-week EVO Electronic Village Online sessions come to a close on Sunday Feb 14 when from 1400-1600 UTC EVO stages its 2016 Annual Wrap-up hosted by Jeff Lebow, Teresa Almeida d'Eca, Vance Stevens, Nina Liakos, and Mbarek Akaddar. It's open mic, conversation is encouraged, and EVO session moderators and participants are invited / encouraged to attend and talk about their experiences at this year's #evosessions. The session is planned as #learning2gether episode 319, and all are welcome to attend.

The discussion will be held in Bb Collaborate, http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/.

To find out more about this event, please visit
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether,
or the direct link to the event notice:
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#SunFeb141400UTCnbspEVO2016AnnualWrapuphostedbyJeffLebowTeresaAlmeidadEcaVanceStevensNinaLiakosandMbarekAkaddar

Here you can find who is presenting and when, the time where you are, and tips for configuring Bb Collaborate, which you should have a look at well before the time of the event.

In case you miss anything, you can always find an index to the complete Learning2gether archives here,
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/34456755/archiveindex
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Last week's #learning2gether  session, the #evosessions  2016 Annual Wrap-up hosted by Jeff Lebow, Teresa Almeida d’Eca, Vance Stevens, Nina Liakos, and Mbarek Akaddar, is archived here:
http://learning2gether.net/2016/02/14/evo-2016-annual-wrap-up-hosted-by-jeff-lebow-teresa-almeida-deca-vance-stevens-nina-liakos-and-mbarek-akaddar/

Here you'll find the Bb Collaborate (Elluminate) recording link plus an mp4 and mp3 rendered from that, the video embedded from YouTube. The event was simulcast on http://webheadsinaction.org where you'll find Jeff Lebow's version of the recording, and chat logs from Chatwing and from the Bb Collaborate chat linked from there as well. 
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Sun Jan 31 1500 UTC Vance Stevens has been invited to give a presentation for #ICT4ELT, one of the #EVOsessions for 2016. That session will be focusing on contrasting blog and wiki tools, and Vance will talk with them about how he sets up and manages #Learning2gether using the wiki here,
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ 
and a Wordpress blog at http://learning2gether.net 
 
The discussion is about how blogs and wikis are used in conjunction with one another to sustain Learning2gether all these years, so it's basically about the affordances of each that allow them to work in tandem.
 
Where: 
Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/

Join the conversation at either of two places: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c380gr18dou7rak1rfluaj1hslc 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cemcsc9o1ucp4d7rv762iqrugi0

For all the information about the Session visit Live Session site on the Wiki http://ict4elt2016.pbworks.com/w/page/97638446/Livesession

For more information on this and other #learning2gether events, such as times were you are and links to content, see
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
Learning 2gether. Welcome to a Space where Educators can Learn Together. Quick link here to ==> our next scheduled event. and full program of upcoming events. This space has been created as a portal where educators who gather here can teach each other and leave. archived recordings (see Index) ...
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At http://learning2gether.net/2016/01/31/learning2gether-with-blogs-and-wikis-for-evo-session-ict4el/ you'll find the archive of the talk I was invited to give online on Jan 31 for the #ICT4ELT EVO (Electronic Village Online) session. In this post you can find a link to the Bb Collaborate recording and an embedded YouTube mp4 of that, as well as an mp3 you can stream or download, a link to the chat transcript, plus a link to the slides used in the presentation, which doubled as #Learning2gether episode 314. I hope you find it useful.
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#Learning2gether will be a part of the 5th annual free MoodleMoot Virtual Conference #MMVC16 taking place August 5-7, 2016. The presenters of MMVC16 are educators who use technology in face-to-face, fully online, and/or in blended learning courses. You can access the webinars (available as MP4), presentations, and the content in the courseware of MMVC16 conference area by enrolling here:
http://moodlemoot.integrating-technology.org/enrol/index.php?id=2

Find the complete program here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10VwwcTMzGvCHjM6uD1sao_bdvGeYkHZDFCjyEDXlOFo/edit

Learning2gether episode 340 takes place at noon UTC on Sunday August 7 when Vance Stevens kicks off the last day with a presentation entitled Abundance in TPD: More than meets the eye. Join us at https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3938356-mmvc16-an-abundance-of-pd-opportunities-online-more-than-meets-the-eye, more details at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
Some courses may allow guest access. Is this your first time here? Do not use the username or password area on the left. Register and log in with Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn. Here's how: ©2016 MMVC11-16. Hosted by ITHCS. The Essential theme for Moodle is developed by Gareth J Barnard.
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On Sunday Aug 7 #Learning2gether 340 was part of the 3-day #MMVC16 Moodle Moot Virtual Conference hosted by @nelliemuller Deutsch. Vance's presentation is archived here with YouTube video, mp3, slideshare, and text chat transcripts. Find also the schedule and video playlist for the entire conference.
https://learning2gether.net/2016/08/07/mmvc16-abundance-in-tpd-more-than-meets-the-eye/
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+Jürgen Wagner  has asked Learning2gether the help promote this Globinar with Allan Carrington - the "imagineer" of the Padagogy Wheel - as Learning2gether episode 338

You can find more information at
The PADAGOGY WHEEL in the Flipped Classroom
http://globinars.blogspot.de/2016/06/the-padagogy-wheel-in-flipped-classroom.html

Here is the time where you are, 1700 UTC
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Globinar+with+Allan+Carrington%2C+imagineer+of+the+Padagogy+Wheel+-+Learning2gether+Episode+338+&iso=20160718T19&p1=83&ah=1&am=30

And of course you can find more information updated as needed at the Learning2gether events portal
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents

or its tinyurl
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
Invitation to FREE webinar: What’s the Flipping Fuss All About - the Padagogy Wheel in the Flipped Classroom Doing “flipped classrooms” is the flavour of the month for educators. What does it mean? Is it new? What exactly ...
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#learning2gether promoted this Globinar with Allan Carrington, imagineer of the Padagogy Wheel, at the request of +Jürgen Wagner as Learning2gether episode 338. This episode has been blogged, with links to its recording and numerous other associated materials, at
https://learning2gether.net/2016/07/18/globinar-with-allan-carrington-imagineer-of-the-padagogy-wheel/
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Vanessa Vaile

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About +Digital Bodies blog ~ one of EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs

...also Maya Georgieva's topic for tomorrow's #FTTE , "Virtual Reality in Education," a Future Trends Forum conversation with Bryan Alexander, https://www.digitalbodies.net/virtual-reality/virtual-reality-in-education-a-future-trends-forum-conversation-with-bryan-alexander/ (also highly recommended)
Digital Bodies covers news and developments in Wearables and Virtual Reality and their growing impact on Media and Education.
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#learning2gether joins Heike Philp at #vrtwebcon, the 8th Virtual Round Table Web Conference this weekend, 6-8 May 2016

Paul Driver gave the opening keynote at 11pm GMT on Friday May 6. Other keynotes throughout the weekend include Russell Stannard, Dr. Cynthia Calogne, Joe Dale, and Nik Peachey. In all, there are some three dozen presentations and panels over the three days, well worth checking out,
http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program-overview

Learning2gether episode 301 will be a part of VRT8 when Mbarek Akaddar, Nina, Liakos, Nellie Deutsch, Elizabeth Anne, Marijana Smolcec, Heike Philp, Marijana Smolcec, Helena Galani, Ann Novak, and Vance Stevens comprise a panel on #EVOsessions (Electronic Village Online) at 1400 UTC Sunday May 8.

See http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program-overview for the program and presentation links
And http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether for comprehensive information all in one place.
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It took a little time to edit the screencast video from the Adobe recording of EVO Symposium at the 8th Virtual Round Table Web Conference, but the archive of this #VRT8 symposium on #evosessions, posing also as #learning2gether episode 331, is now posted with YouTube video and mp3 recording, here: https://learning2gether.net/2016/05/08/176465791/. Vance's cat is visible at about 1 hour into the recording. Hope you enjoy it.
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We haven't had a chance to test how this will work, but Rose Bard, Mircea Patrascu, and I are planning to give an IATEFL YLSIG webinar and demonstration of learning spaces in Minecraft for young learners today Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 14:00 UTC. Hopefully we'll be able to share Minecraft windows in Adobe Connect, https://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/_a875541554/yltsigwebinars/. For more information see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded#Nextupcomingevents
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Just Tweeted at https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/718035197510426624 
#learning2gether and TESOL #CALLIS are about to start their 2nd day webcasting from #TESOL16, all welcome to join us, find all relevant info at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether and http://callis2016.pbworks.com/
#learning2gether / #CALLIS in their 2nd day webcasting from #TESOL16, join us, info at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether and http://callis2016.pbworks.com/. 4:18 AM - 7 Apr 2016. Reply to @VanceS. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. More like this; Less like this; Cancel. Not on Twitter?
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Vance Stevens along with many other colleagues in #TESOL #CALL-IS, #Webheadsinaction, and #Learning2gether will be webcasting from TESOL in Baltimore on Wed, Thu, Friday Apr 6-8. Details are here
http://callis2016.pbworks.com/

This includes a #Learning2gether special Episode 325 with Vance Stevens and Nellie Deutsch presenting on connecting educators worldwide, Thu April 7 2000-2100 UTC. Webcast details are here, so please tune in and support us at a distance :-)
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#ThuApril720002100UTCVanceStevensandNellieDeutschpresentGivingVoicetoTeachersinConnectedNetworksnbsplivefromTESOLBaltimore

#SecondLife (and virtual worlds) MOOC #SLMOOC16 takes place throughout the month of April. There are one or two presentations almost every day, see the schedule here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SHsoYS6KW2vQDRIq-nA16mTYlRYHlB3V_22WM4wWwTw/edit?usp=sharing

These and many other opportunities for Learning2gether online are listed with connection details and links to times where you are, here
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded

All are welcome at these free online events
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Learning2gether spent last week heavily involved in 3 days of webcasting from the TESOL Conference in Baltimore. I managed to get links to most of the recordings we made there posted at the TESOL CALL-IS webcasting site, http://callis2016.pbworks.com, so you can go there to recap from Bb Collaborate recordings much of what we learned there.

In addition I did two webcasts from the Classroom of the Future of Dave Winet talking about and demonstrating his experiments with Google cardboard virtual reality headsets and the potential of robots in remote learning contexts. You can see the recordings of the resulting hangout on air and Bb Collaborate sessions blogged at 
https://learning2gether.net/2016/04/06/learning2gether-with-david-winet-at-tesol-baltimore-classrooms-of-the-future-vr-and-ar-and-robots-oh-my/

Eventually all these webcasts will be archived at http://learning2gether.net, so stay tuned.
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Audio Slides SCRATCH RESEARCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJ18vIfeH0&feature=youtu.be
Visual programming languages integrated across the curriculum in elementary school: A two year case study using “scratch” in five schools
Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2016.03.003
Computers & Education
Available online 10 March 2016
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On Sunday Feb 28 #learning2gether and #evomc16 hosted Nathan Beyerlein who wanted to interview moderators of EVO Minecraft MOOC for TEFLExpress. We started in HoA, but the HoA crashed when Vance joined on another computer to try and share a #Minecraft window from there. When it didn’t work and Vance exited the HoA from the second computer, it caused the whole HoA to close and the video of just that 15 min to be posted to YouTube. We couldn’t recover the HoA so we retreated to Blab where we continued recording the interview. Vance Camtasia’d the whole thing after the fact into one contiguous video segment, and you can see the results, plus text transcripts, and an audio rendition here: 
http://webheadsinaction.org/nathan-beyerlein-interviews-moderators-evo-minecraft-mooc-teflexpress
EVO Minecraft MOOC is an EVO session just ending its second run as a growing community of practice at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112993649763396826671. Nathan Beyerlein is the Vietnam-based blog editor for http://teflexpress.co.uk/blog/ and he asked to interview the co-moderators of ...
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On Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 9 AM EST, 1400 UTC, Vance Stevens will present #Learning2gether Episode 316 on EVO Minecraft MOOC and Gamification of Teacher Professional Development at the Connecting Online #CO16 online conference.

Where?
WizIQ - https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3418249-co16-9-1-pm-est 

This presentation explains how #evomc16 co-moderators are using Minecraft to help teachers understand how gamification might work for them in their classrooms by giving all concerned the experience of interacting in the game.

But Minecraft turns out to be only a vehicle for understanding the wider concept of gamification. By building elements of gamification into EVO Minecraft MOOC, this session becomes a Big G game space where participants can meet other educators to learn how their students can benefit from gamified environments. So participants here (as well as moderators) are developing their understanding of gamification while enjoying playing in the little g game of Minecraft.

Gamification is modeled in the Big G Game space through creation of a Google+ community "gameboard" and having participants figure out from there what they have to do to play the game. Eventually they end up in Minecraft in creative mode. From there they graduate to coping with survival in the more challenging game environment, and, through that experience, learn that gamification is all about teamwork, mutual support, meeting challenges, and achieving goals, whatever they are, and however they themselves define them.

The ‘aha’ moment occurs when the players succeed in both the upper and lowercase games and realize that, if what they were trying to teach were placed in such a context, it would not only become more engaging to the learners, but their students would be taking their own learning into their own hands. This can create a powerful learning environment, but educators need to experience it for themselves in order to understand it.

For more information please see http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
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This event has been archived at http://learning2gether.net/2016/02/07/vance-stevens-at-co16-evo-minecraft-mooc-and-gamification-of-teacher-professional-development/.  

I gave the talk at the recent Connecting Online #CO16 conference, in the final week of EVO Minecraft MOOC and focused on #evomc16 as a means for teachers to learn experientially about gamification. This event also served as #learning2gether episode 316 and has embedded video and audio of the talk, and a link to the original recording in WizIQ, as well as to a blog post on the concepts discussed:
http://advanceducation.blogspot.ae/2016/01/week-3-playing-big-g-game-of-evo.html
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