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
The conference is being organized by Webheads in Action Community of
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
(Quoted from the URL here)
- Alado - www.alado.net
- Learning Times - www.learningtimes.org
- Worldbridges - www.worldbridges.com
- Tapped In – www.tappedin.org
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
There is more general information about the conference here:
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
Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi
Coordinator, Webheads in Action
Reprinted from NETEACH Listserv
2005 ESL MiniConference Online