I have just finished a 3-hour session online for the Tesol Arabia, during which Vance Stevens presented the webheads and what they do. We met at Learning Times. I was up at 2 am as there is a 7-hour difference between us…but had a nice cup of strong Brazilian coffee and the sleep wore off as we started interacting with the audience.
First, we put our pictures on the whiteboard, together with our names and origin: Damian from Greece, Agata from Poland, Doris from Venezuela, Michael from Australia, Phil in Hong-Kong, Elderbob and Chris in the USA, Kyi in Myamar. Then we introduced ourselves using the audio facility in the room and finally Vance projected some slides. You can have a look at what the room in Elluminate looked like – we were also using the webcams on Yahoo messenger.
The second half of the conference was a hands-on session when teachers interacted with each other either at Tappedin or in the Elluminate room at Learning Times. I pasted a number of photographs of Brazil I had on my hard disk and had also prepared a page introducing myself, but forgot to project it 🙁
We had a lot of F.U.N. (Frivolous Unanticipated Nonsense) …but now must go to bed and recover my sleep. The sun is coming out and I can hear the noise of the traffic outside.