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Heike Philp took us through the highlights of various online conferences she has organized, been a part of, and most importantly, recorded.
As Heike said: "Top level guest speakers, a global audience, a lively chat and a sharing of know-how can all be had from the comfort of your home. What inspired me to start the first web conference was however another reason because truly I love to travel to conference just as much as attending them. What motivated me to run web conferences is the fact that there are so many parallel sessions at each conference! One can actually spend all of this time and money and attend the conference and still miss more than half of the program. Not so in the case of web conferences. During a web conference all of the sessions can be recorded. And they are being watched ... "
Noting that the Virtual Round Table WebCon, the DaFWEBKON for teachers of German, and the SLanguages Annual Symposium attracted some 4,500 synchronous participants in total, but that the recordings have been watched over 23,000 times, Heike supports the proposition that these recordings may serve as the 'Khanacademy for language teachers'.
Heike followed up this event with a Film Festival later the same day
This was a final event in the 2013 MachinEVO session: http://machinevo.pbworks.com/
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