Summary 4th Virtual Round Table Conference 25-27 March 2011

Over a period of 3 days, the 4th Virtual Round Table conference
on language learning technologies saw yet another record number of
participants.

  • 552 unique visitors in Adobe ConnectPro
  • 111 unique avatars in Second Life
  • 54 panelists, presenters and guest-speakers in 38 sessions
  • 4 panel discussions about ELTons, mLearning, the aPLaNET EU
    funded project and EVO Sessions
  • a virtual classroom strand (Adobe ConnectPro) and a virtual
    world strand (Second Life)
  • 12 presentations
  • 12 workshops
  • 4 tours in Second Life
  • a Pecha Kucha night
  • an Open Mic session
  • a party in Second Life
  • 1340 signed up on this conference site

For a complete program click HERE.

Now with the official Virtual Round Table song with Sue
Lyon-Jones’s magical voice, lyrics by Heike Philp and artwork by
Shelly Terrell. YouTube

All of the recordings have been published. Here they are…


  1. Welcome Adress with Heike, Shelly and Berni

  2. PANEL ‘ELTons celebrating innovation’ with Lindsay Clanfield, Nicky
    Hockly, David Warr, Marcos Benavides, Philip Gienandt and Charles
    Goodger
  3. Lingua
    TV with Philip Gienandt

  4. Second Life presentation ‘Beyond Simulation & Role play’ with
    Shiv Rajendran [Kingsbury Yeats]
  5. ESL
    Library with Tara Benwell

  6. Machu Picchu Tour with Amparo Cervantes [Amparo Delvalle]
  7. Second
    Life presentation ‘EU funded AVATAR Project’ with Inger-Marie
    Falgren Christensen [Inga Miles]

  8. The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators: How will you be inspired?
    with Shelly Terrell

  9. Trends in education 2.0 for 2011 with Kirsten Winkler
  10. English360
    with Emma Watson and Mary Gillespie

  11. mLearning: an introduction with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky
    Hockly

  12. PANEL: mLearning with Ben Buckwold (Red River Press), Carol
    Rainbow, Brad Patterson (Edulang), Jeff Evans (Mindsnacks),
    Karenne-Joy Sylvester (Voxy), Berni Wall (Gapfillers) moderated by
    Shelly and Heike

  13. Pecha Kucha Night with Marisa Constantinides, Berni Wall, Ozge
    Karaoglu, Esra Girgin Akiskali and Shelly Terrell

  14. Designing CALL Introduction workshops – What has changed in the
    last 4 years? with Edith Paillat

  15. Second Life demo lesson ‘Leçons de français à Arcachon’ with Helen
    Meyers [Karelia Kondor] and Edith Paillat [Cyber Placebo]

  16. Storytelling in the Digital Era with Janet Bianchini
  17. Second
    Life presentation ‘NANEC’ with Dr. Doris Molero [Pionia
    Destiny]

  18. Little Tech for Big Result with Barbara Sakamoto

  19. Not Just a Pretty Cloud: Using Wordle in the Language Learning
    Classroom with David Dodgson

  20. Second Life workshop ‘QR Codes in Teaching and Learning’ by Chris
    Smith aka Shamblesguru [Shamblesguru Vroom]

  21. PANEL: aPLaNet The Power of PLNs Marisa Constantinides, Graham
    Stanley, Joel Josephson and Ann Forman, moderated by Cornelia
    Kreis-Meyer

  22. Second Life Tour ‘Virtual World Best Practise in Education
    Conference’ by Kae Novak [Kavon Zenovka]

  23. A Case Study using screencasting as a medium for feedback with Ed
    Russell
  24. Gapfiller
    with Berni Wall

  25. Poster Exhibition Tour in Second Life

  26. Language Bridge Technology – a New Approach to Learning EFL with
    Arkady Zilbermann

  27. Storytelling in ESL classroom with Faisal Ibrahim al
    Shamari

  28. Soundcloud for listening and writing practice with Tyson
    Seburn

  29. PANEL: EVO Session with Vance Stevens, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith,
    Evelyn Izquierdo, Sandra Rogers, Kalyan Chattopadhyay, Miguel
    Mendoza and Daniela Cuccurullo

  30. Open Mic Session with Marisa Constantinides, Shelly Terrell, and
    Party in Second Life

  31. Extend the boundaries of your classroom with Technology with Sue
    Lyon-Jones

  32. The New Blended – a Case Study with Hala EL-Khawanky

  33. Motivating Teens with Paul Braddock

  34. Introduction to Moodle with Kevin Westbrook

  35. Closing Session with Heike, Shelly and Berni

Many thanks to Marina and Vyara for their back-channel support,
Marisa Constantinides and Cornelia Kreis-Meyer for moderating
panels, Marc aka Marius Madrigal for recording Second Life events,
Caliburn Susanto for the fabulous Second Life photos and our
sponsors and donations to Japan.

The conference organisers

Heike Philp, let’s talk online

Shelly Terrell, parentella

Berni Wall, gapfillers

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