Fourth Annual PEACE AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE Conference, Nov. 11-13, 2005, Kyoto, JAPAN

July 2005

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Webheads to Meet at Moodle Site
ESL/EFL Professionals Invited to Present, Participate in Free Online Event

The following message is quoted verbatim from the NETEACH listserv, to raise awareness regarding an upcoming online event

This message is to invite you to submit a proposal to a unique event to be held entirely online this November 18-20, 2005 -- The Webheads in Action Online Convergence: Bridges in Cyberspace.

There is a Call for Papers online at

Submissions are due September 15, 2005 and can be submitted online at

The form requires registration but once initiated, proposals can be edited as often as needed prior to the Sept. 15 deadline, and any number of proposals can be submitted under the same logon. The form will send email with scheduling details to those whose proposals are accepted.

The conference is being organized by Webheads in Action Community of Practice

Webheads is a world-wide, cross-cultural, and vibrant online-community of educators with an open enrollment for anyone who wants to join. It was created in 1997-8 by Vance Stevens, in Abu Dhabi, Maggi Doty in Germany, and Michael Coghlan, in Australia, for ESL learners and facilitators as a student-teacher community. It has expanded to encompass a myriad of educators involved in e-learning in TESOL EVOnline (Electronic Village) and other language or cultural-based curricula. Webheads meet online regularly to explore the latest synchronous and non-synchronous communications technologies, including video and voice, to adapt and demonstrate new innovative ideas for e- learning and classroom curriculum. These educators also display a deep warmth and dedication to helping others. They are evolutionary and enterprising scholars who are harmonious and know how to have a lot of fun.
(Quoted from the URL here)

Supporting sponsors

- Alado -
- Learning Times -
- Worldbridges -
- Tapped In

About the convergence

- The conference will be free.
- Participation is open to all.
- Registration is via our conference Moodle:
- The conference will be held via whatever medium the presenter wishes to use (our hosts are contributing voice enabled online spaces to this event).
- Events can be synchronous or asynchronous.
- The more developed of the presentation writeups will be encouraged to join us in publishing a proceeds.

Proposals can be for events in just about any duration or format that can be mounted in the form of a presentation or collaborative event online. Interaction can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous presentations can be held in one of our voice-enabled presentation portals, or given as a webcast, or presented as streamed audio and/or video either as a presentation or panel discussion. Asyncrhonous events might include bulletin board discussions, online poster sessions, perhaps integrated with a content management system, or whatever the presenter imagines might be effective. The topics can be pedagogical or technical, and can range from reports of research or practical work with students over the Internet, to descriptions or explorations of how interaction takes place over the Internet (technically or socially; e.g., how communities form to effect this interaction).

There is more general information about the conference here: Mirrors:

We hope you will consider submitting a proposal to our conference.

Please disseminate this information to others in your professional network, and to anyone you feel might be interested.

In case of questions or difficulty in reaching conference URLs please contact
Vance Stevens
Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi
Coordinator, Webheads in Action

Reprinted from NETEACH Listserv

2005 ESL MiniConference Online