Sunday, 16 September 2007

22nd Academic Conference organized by Pearson Longman 2007

The 22nd Academic Conference called "From Global Trends to National Curriculums" took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Mar del Plata. I was invited to attend by Carolina Rioseco. Do you want to see the place? Click on these videos (Sorry if the sound is not good )

Here are some photos, place the cursor over the photos and you will get the names of the people in the photo :

In one of the photos you can see a "whiteboard", the new tool Longman is offering. It is really fantastic! fully interactive: videos, listening material, activities, and you can write on it or highlighten text with an electronic pen. Really innovative.

Talking about presentations? All presentations were good, but the one that I found very interesting was the one by Josefina Semillán Dartiguelongue. She is an anthropological and social philosopher who spoke for an hour and a half and kept all the audience in her fist. Her vocabulary is very rich and she really knows how to keep the attention by changing register - from academic to informal teenager "slang" - and introducing some funny annecdotes or subtle jokes. Her presentation was called: " From relationship bonds to motivation" ( Very inspiring) .Unfortunatelly, she has not written any book :(
I hope I will have the pleasure to listen to her again!


Barbara said...

Great video and slideshare!!! I really liked them!!! And thanks for your comments in my blog.

Ibrahim said...

Hi Nelba!

Great photos and very informative post about Whiteboards! I used CPS which is very interesting tool for assessing students and conducting surveys.

I look forward to talk about this event with you. See you in Ymessenger!