Sunday, 27 March 2011

The 4th Virtual Round Table March 2011

The 4th Virtual Round Table 2011 has taken place this weekend with
• 5 plenaries/ panel discussions
• an Adobe ConnectPro and a Second Life strand
• 18 presentations
• 16 workshops
• a Pecha Kucha Night
• an Open Mic session

The Virtual Round Table is planned by Heike Philps, Shelly Terrell and Berni Wall and takes place in Adobe Connect and Second Life. It is a free, totally on-line conference for language teachers primarily, and a very inspiring event.
It has been a fantastic few days with some amazing presentations such as Barbara Sakamoto's Little Tech for Big Results, Janet Bianchini's Storytelling in a Digital Era, Tyson Seburn's Soundcloud for listening and writing practice and mLearning: an introduction - by Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly. There were masses of wonderful presentations for language teachers, but my interest is in the technology more than anything else.

I have to say that the Pecha kucha was quite amazing - I am still laughing at Marisa's event, it was without doubt the funniest presentation that I have seen. I don't know how she carried it off, she must have practiced for ages to do it without laughing but it was good. Recordings will be available soon!

The open mic night was somthing of a revelation too, Bernie has a lovely voice :-) Sue singing the VRT song was wonderful - I had only heard Heike's rendition before the event… it was good Heike - but don't give up the day job!

The party was fun - I think everyone was a bit exhausted by then but I have some lovely pictures

For loads more information, wonderful photos and videos very soon keep an eye on

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