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6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference Conference Program

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Friday, 17 May 2013 - Program Overview

 

Fri 1pm GMT/ UTC

Main Venue ARTHUR

Welcome Address by conference organiser

Heike Philp, let’s talk online sprlShelly Terrell, ParentellaBerni Wall, RLI GapfillerSteven Herder, iTDiJennifer Verschoor, ARCALL

Fri 2pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Nicky Hockly & Gavin Dudeney, Spain & UK

Digital Literacies

Fri 3pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Sirin Soyoz, Turkey British Council

Story Sharing Web Conference

Fri 3:30pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

Keynote

Angelika Gütt-Strahlhofer, Austria daf Community

DaFWEBKON

Fri 4pm GMT/ UCT

Main Venue ARTHUR

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Thomas Strasser, Austria

Mind the App

Fri 5pm GMT/ UCT

Communication Break

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Programme for Friday 17th May, includes lots more speakers, and more the following two days.

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DigitalLiteracies: Gavin Dudeney

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2011 presentation by Gavin Dudeney on digital literacy and what it means for language teachers.  Examples of classroom activities.

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IWB debate - IWB for Language Teachers

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Nicky Hockly moderated an IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG webinar debate on IWBs in language teaching in January 2013, with contributions from Pete Sharma and Gavin Dudeney.

 

Debate then continued on the LT SIG list - I'm reposting here since it's relevant to our EU project iTILT on the IWB in language teaching (http://itilt.eu).

 

Join this group and follow the debate LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com (free membership)

 

You can also join IATEFL and the LT SIG (subscription) and hear a recording of the webinar.

Shona Whyte's insight:

The topic of IWBs seems to generate a lot of discussion between enthusiasts and detractors.

 

My own feeling after spending a couple of years training, observing and researching language teachers' development with respect to IWB use is that this tool doesn't often get a fair trial.  

 

Teachers often find themselves with cheaper boards, peripherals and software, little or no technical support, very limited, often generic training, and no time or support to develop effective uses.

 

So the IWB is underexploited, and we conclude it is neither pedagogically transformative nor cost-effective.  And so we turn to other, newer tools ...

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