Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Call for Participation for WiaOC 2007

Call for Participation for WiaOC 2007
CONNECT: a free synchronous and asynchronous online conference for teachers and education professionals
May 18-20, 2007

Webheads in Action (http://webheads.info), a world-wide cross-cultural online community of several hundred ESL/EFL educators and other professionals, invites your participation in CONNECT: Conversations on Networking, Education, Communities, and Technology, a unique conference to be held entirely online May 18-20, 2007.

The conference is called a convergence because it is intended to be a fair or festival in which many communities of colleagues converge to celebrate with us by presenting their work in a wide variety of formats. Participation is free and open to all who are interested. Keynote speakers include Stephen Downes, George Siemens, Etienne Wenger, Barbara Ganley, Teemu Leinonen, and Leigh Blackall. More information is available at http://www.wiaoc.org

WiAOC 2007 follows on the success of our first completely free online global convergence http://2005.wiaoc.org

Proposals for presentations at WiAOC 2007 will be accepted through April 7, 2007.

Proposals are invited for synchronous events, asynchronous events, or combinations of the two. Session topics can be pedagogical or technical, and might include examples of practical work with students, training sessions, reports of research or research in progress, demonstrations of new media, or descriptions or explorations of how interaction takes place over the Internet-e.g., how online communities form as a result of computer-mediated communication.

Synchronous events (including, but not limited to presentations, demonstrations, panel / roundtable discussions, chats and conversations) can be held at any of our partners' voice-enabled presentation portals, or one of your own choosing. Training and assistance will be available for presenters wishing to use our partners' venues.

Asynchronous events might include bulletin board discussions, online poster sessions, integration with content management systems, or other formats.

To create a proposal, first register at the convergence proposal site http://wiaoc.prof2000.pt

Remember your ID and password there, because once you have registered, you may, until the deadline, revisit the site as often as you like to edit or add to your proposal, or create new ones.

Tagged artifacts will be aggregated during and around the time of this conference. Please tag any artifacts you create wiaoc2007.

You may direct questions to WiAOC Coordinator Vance Stevens at vstevens@emirates.net.ae

We look forward to interacting with you at the WiAOC 2007: CONNECT free online convergence

Please feel free to distribute this notice to your colleagues as you see fit

The WiAOC 2007 Organization Team

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