We are delighted to inform you that from November 5-8, 2009, we will be running the Social Networking 2009 Conference. This open-knowledge event will be completely online and free and it is aimed at elluminating ELT practitioners to grow in the use of social networks as learning development tools.
This event is being jointly organized by AVEALMEC and ARCALL, two Latin-American associations, one based in Venezuela and the other in Argentina, interested in promoting the use of ICT in the language classroom.
For this event, we invited conference speakers from different parts of the world:
George Siemens -Canada
Etienne Wenger -US
Vance Stevens -UAE
Nik Peachey -UK
Charalambos Vrasidas and Maria Solomou -Cyprus
Nicky Hockly -Spain
Erika Cruvinel and Ronaldo Lima –Brazil
Rita Zeinstejer and Paula Ledesma -Argentina
Nellie Müller Deustch –Israel
Carla Arena –Brazil
Graham Stanley –Spain
Jennifer Verschoor, Evelyn Izquierdo and Erika Cruvinel –Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil
During four days, our guest speakers will be sharing their experiences and expertise with participants and will help us grasp a better picture of how social networks can be used in the language teaching and learning field. We will be discussing about the concepts and theories around social networks, communities of practice and the Web 2.0, as well as about the use, advantages and drawbacks of social networking tools.
Join us and participate in this amazing learning experience!
Spread the word! Let´s get socially connected!
The Social Networking 2009 Team