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1. TESOL Arabia TACON 2015 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dubai 13 March 2015 by Jim Buckingham, MA Adult Ed., MAODE, TEFL Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities 2. Jim Buckingham, MA Adult Ed., MAODE, TEFL Instructor / Education Technologist Zayed University Abu Dhabi, UAE Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Chair TESOL Arabia - Education Technology special interest group 3. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Abstract Discover TESOL Arabia's online tutorials and digital badges projects currently being produced by TESOL Arabia volunteers. As a professional practitioner, learn how you can realize PD goals online while also earning international standards based digital badges. As an aspiring elearning developer, learn how you can participate in creating such projects too. 4. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Agenda Problem Just how much "Arabia" is there in TESOL Arabia? How can TESOL Arabia assert its leadership role in promoting quality, professional standards based PD for EFL instructors at low or no cost to EFL instructors in the MENA region? Solutions Traditional solutions Proposed new solutions 5. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Agenda Solutions Traditional solutions Annual Conference Chapter events Magazine 6. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Agenda Solutions Traditional solutions Annual Conference Chapter events Magazine high cost not easily accessible limited access measure of impact? 7. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Agenda Solutions New solutions Online discussion threads Online courses / tutorials Digital Badges low / no cost easily accessible unlimited access measure of impact? 8. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions examples abound Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/ 9. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions examples abound Coursera - https://www.coursera.org/course/shaping1landscape 10. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions examples abound American TESOL Institute - http://www.americantesol.com/ 11. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions examples abound Electronic Village Online - http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708567/FrontPage 12. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions examples abound Electronic Village Online - http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708567/FrontPage 13. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Agenda Solutions New solutions Online discussion threads Online courses / tutorials Digital Badges low / no cost easily accessible unlimited access measure of impact? but the context is typically Western based 14. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Agenda Solutions Importance of Context 15. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities Agenda Solutions New solutions Online discussion threads Online courses / tutorials Digital Badges low / no cost easily accessible unlimited access measure of impact? identifying a need for more regionally based Online PD opportunities and some have emerged 16. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Globally based Learning2Gether - http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/08/learning2gether-with-elizabeth- anne-about-blended-learning-in-a-conservative-higher-ed-environment/ 17. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Globally based Learning2Gether - http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/08/learning2gether-with-elizabeth- anne-about-blended-learning-in-a-conservative-higher-ed-environment/ 18. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? 19. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? 20. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TESOL Arabias efforts Ning social networking site http://taedtech.ning.com Facebook Group Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/TAEdTech/ Flipboard (Curation App) https://ipboard.com/section/taedtech-bIFjqO Twitter / delicious hashtag #taedtech 21. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TESOL Arabias efforts Ning social networking site http://taedtech.ning.com 22. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TESOL Arabias efforts Facebook Group Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/TAEdTech/ 23. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TESOL Arabias efforts Flipboard (Curation App) https://ipboard.com/section/taedtech-bIFjqO 24. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TESOL Arabias efforts Twitter / delicious hashtag #taedtech 25. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TESOL Arabias efforts TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials digital badges 26. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials The perceived need to reach members throughout MENA region to promote the EFL profession to encourage EFL professional development to realise a community of practice in the MENA region 27. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials The vision when? when? how? self directed PD for EFL instructors accessible 24/7 for the MENA context aligned with National / International standards 28. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials The execution when? when? how? set up website that supports e-learning design tutorial templates - easy to use market online PD opportunities create a digital badge ecosystem 29. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials The execution set up website that supports e-learning http://edtech.tesolarabia.co/ 30. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials The execution http://edtech.tesolarabia.co/ design tutorial templates - easy to use 31. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES digital badges The execution create a digital badge ecosystem What are digital badges? Why digital badges? 32. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities digital badges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgLLq7ybDtc 33. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES digital badges The execution create a digital badge ecosystem What are digital badges? Why digital badges? recognition / reward system based on criteria linked to evidence recognising informal learning linked to National / International standards (when possible) 34. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES digital badges The execution create a digital badge ecosystem 35. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES digital badges The execution create a digital badge ecosystem https://credly.com/u/taedtech 36. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials The execution set up website that supports e-learning design tutorial templates - easy to use create a digital badge ecosystem & digital badges market online PD opportunities 37. Introducing TESOL Arabia's Online PD Opportunities New Solutions Regionally based? TWO NEW INITIATIVES online tutorials The execution & digital badges market online PD opportunities an invitation today to participate in these online communities realise these online communities