Belnate Conference

I am running late with my blogging. The previous message had been sitting in my draft for at least a month (had to correct the date)and this one is already past the event. Reporting quand même.

Last week, Sergei Gridyushko (CALL) and Maya Bogova (TEFL Park Coordinator)from the Belarusian National Association of Teachers of English hosted the 3-day (NOvember 3rd to 5th) 6th International BelNATE-IATEFL Conference: “Teaching English as a World Language in the Information Age” at Minsk University.

Among the synchronous events online lead by the Webheads at Learning Times,
together with Teresa Almeida D’Eça (Portugal) and Buthaina Al Othman (Kuwait), I did a 3-hour online presentation on blogs: “We blog. What about you? Do you blog?”. The first part consisted in introducing participants to blogs, illustrate the different types and show them how we had integrated blogs into our everyday EFL practice.The second part was a hands-on experience during which we assisted participants in creating their own blogs and invited them to post in the collective blog we opened for the occasion.
Buthaina has immediately collected all the newly created URLs and posted a page featuring them online (cannot find it now…will link it later or else this will stay in the draft area for ages again). This just shows how easy it is to open an account with a blog provider. Posting later and keeping it updated is the hardest part 🙂

Other comments on the conference can be found at:
Norbella’s E-learning Blog
Susan Nyrop’s K Blog

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