Revisiting Learning about Blended & Hybrid eLearning through Engagement in Communities of Practice
In his webinar, Vance Stevens stressed that participation in CoPs is vital for ongoing teacher professional development. Drawing from experience coordinating teachers’ CoPs for the past 20 years, the presenter illustrates the evolution of groups into CoPs and how CoPs interact in distributed personal learning networks, continually leveraging participant’s PD and modelling ways to be applied later in teaching practices. It strongly suggested that teachers must be trained not only in the use of social media but also in English Language Teaching applications.
Vance Stevens hosts the podcast series Learning2gether with over 515 episodes. He founded the CoP Webheads in Action in 2002 and has coordinated TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Online since 2003, and he has been the lead moderator of EVO Minecraft MOOC since 2015. He received the 2019 CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.