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Webheads in Action:
Community formation online and its role in language learning

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The following people enrolled in and contributed to the EVOnline2002_webheads Yahoo Group but have since unsubscribed from the list.
I am keeping records just in case they rejoin, I'll have their biodata and pictures already to hand.

  name affiliation / email / Yahoo / webpage(s) remarks (up to 100 words)
A. Mehdi Riazi
withdrew 11 Mar 2002
Associate Professor
Dept. of Foreign Languages & Ling.
Shiraz University, Iran
yahoo ID: Mehdi_Riazi
I obtained my Ph.D. in second language education in 1995 from OISE/U of T. Since then I’ve been teaching at the dept. of foreign languages and linguistics of Shiraz University, Iran. I teach graduate courses mainly “research methods”, and “methodology”. I am interested in e-learning and in trying to find out the principles and usages.
  Ana Saravia
Unsubscribed 29 Jun 2002
Professor - Dept of Languages, Centro Universitario Newton Paiva, Belo Horizonte, Brazil -
Yahoo id: anamsaravia
I'm relatively new to CALL so this is a great opportunity for me to learn more. I hold an MA in TESL/Linguistics from Iowa State University and I'm planning to return to the same university for a PhD in Instructional Technology next Fall, which makes this online session even more important to me. I've been teaching EFL and ESP in Brazil since 1995.
Unsubscribed March 08, 2005
Vitali Ashkinazi
02 Apr 2002, withdrew from the YahooGroup
Associate Professor; Foreign Language Department
Saint Petersburg State University of Refrigeration and Food Technology, St.Petersburg, Russia
Yahoo ID: ashvital
I teach future engineers and economists and I have a technical background. Last year after the 8th ESP AntiConference in St.Petersburg Russia a group for discussion of ESP ‘Burning Issues was organized (the site address is And now we are planning to produce a Web-based Journal ‘English for Specific Purposes World’ (ESP World) (A draft!)
  Atef Ahmed in YahooGroups list May 12, 2003
I'd like to share with you a promising project we are implementing in both South Africa and Egypt to use ICT in Education in collaboration with Open University - London - UK. We have planned DEEP to enable educators involved in the project to learn about and use new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for teaching and learning. We already know that - if wisely selected and imaginatively used - ICT can be an important element of the toolkit of effective, creative and inspirational teachers in the 21st century. As educators we need to be able to show our learners how ICT can be a valuable tool of enquiry and communication, and how it can facilitate new ways of learning. DEEP gives the opportunity to explore these ideas with colleagues and learners in the classrooms. The project introduce a range of Professional Development Activities. Each Professional Development Activity is built around a Classroom Task, to be carried out with pupils.The DEEP website: For more information and details, please click the following link:
Atef Mahmoud Abdelaal Ahmed
Professional Development Specialist
World Bank/European Union-PPMU
  Derya Erice
I am a new member of tappedin and a PhD student in ELT program in Turkey, currently instructor at English Language Teaching department, Abant Izzet Baysal University and PhD student at Gazi University; holding MSEd degree from University of Pennsylvania, major in TESOL. My professional interests are: Second Language Acquisition, Curriculum Development, CALL & Professional Development (Computer Assisted Professional Development) and Teaching English to Young Learners. Looking forward to share and exhange ideas & experiences.> unsubscribed sept 30, 2006
Dan Bilitz, unsubscribed in March Assistant Professor; Business Economics Discipline
Wisconsin Lutheran College; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Yahoo ID: dan_bilitz
I teach marketing and management courses. My research interests involve the use of technology in business education.
  Elif Demirel PhD student, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Arizona In YGroups roster early March 2005
unsubscribed Jan 6, 2006
Originally I am from Turkey. Before I started the PhD program in applied linguistics I was teaching English at a University in Turkey. My students are freshman students, 18 to 21 years. I did my MA in TEFL at Bilkent University in Turkey. I am interested in computer assisted language learning and my MA thesis was on CALL lab design. I use internet nearly everyday to serch for information and make reservations etc.. I think it makes our lives easier plus it has a lot to offer for language teaching.
James Farmer, Fri, 29 Mar 2002 unsubscribed from list C.A.L.L. and I.C.T. Coordinator
La Trobe University Language Centre
Victoria 3086 Australia
Yahoo! ID: jamesnfarmer

My name's James/Jim (your choice) Farmer . You can get a rather dodgy picture of me (and some students work) at the bottom of:'s%20mail.html (I'm the one on the right!). I teach general and academic English at La Trobe University Language Centre where I also coordinate their CALL & ICT needs (from a pedagogical rather than technical POV). I ended up in Australia in January 2000 via Japan & the U.K. and am planning on staying here indefinitely. I'm extremely interested in 'unplugging' CALL (i.e. escaping from these huge materials driven CALL packages and looking at what really makes courses tick, i.e. people!), and Yahoo! groups usage in teacher development and with students as a big part of that. I'm looking forward to this!
  Jacqui Cyrus In YGroups roster early March 2005
MA in TESOL, Doctoral Student in EDIT Educational Design & Instructional Technology, College of Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
unsubscribed aug 2005
  Karen Caldwell Textbook writer, Instructor; Bilkent University School of English, Ankara, Turkey I'm an EFL teacher (Korea and Turkey) involved mainly in EAP (English for Academic Purposes). I'm currently working in Ankara and finishing up my MA from OISE/U of Toronto.
Yahoo ID: karenefl
  Lucimara Mello
Unsubscription 29 Apr 2002
EFL teacher; currently a graduate student of Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Colorado at Denver
Instructional Designer, idzine Multilingual
I am Brazilian. I was an EFL teacher in Brazil (for 10 years). I moved to Colorado 3 years ago, and started an MA program in Information and Learning Technologies. Although I have been far from language teaching for the last couple of years, I want to make a link between language instruction, instructional design and technology. I'm currently launching my own business to offer Online, Instructional Design services to language schools and International corporations.
Mustafa Hurses from North Cyprus In YGroups roster early March 2005Gary
Mustafa participated in Enhancing online communities with voice and webcams, our PCI at the TESOL conference in March 2004
unsubscribed aug 25 2005
I did 5 years of teaching at the Eastern Mediterranean University teaching adults and prepared them for the proficiency exam. I did one year of Colleague Mentor and one year of Teaching Team Leader. Also I was the assistant resource leader for 3 years of the testing office at the University. I have been teaching English at a state school for two years plus I have been working as a part time interpreter at the British High Commission since 2000.
Van Souza In YGroups roster early March 2005
Yahoo Id: vansouza2

unsubscribed Aug 27, 2006
Scott Petersen
withdrew 23 Apr 2002
Until March: Professor, Department of English
Nagoya Meitoku Junior College

After March: Professor, Department of Rehabilitation
Seijoh University
Yahoo ID: petrjp

I have been in Japan for over 20 years. I find the Internet essential for keeping in touch with the Old Country (California). My interests are computers in language teaching/learning. I am using computers to keep up with Russian and German, and I am now learning French using CD-ROMs so that I can have the perspective of the learner.
Sonja Elsegood in YahooGroups list May 12, 2003
Bouncing; reactivation request sent Feb 5, 2004
In YGroups bounce list early March 2005
Tom Rohrbach ESL Instructor & Computer Specialist at Spring International Language Centers, Denver & Littleton, Colorado
ESL Instructor, part-time, Community College of Denver
Online instructor, University of Colorado at Denver
Yahoo ID: Tom_san
I've been an ESL teacher in an intensive ESL school for 8 years. Before that, I taught in Japan for two years (Takasaki), and before that I was an alternative high school teacher in Evergreen, Colorado for 10 years. I'm also a yoga person - a certified Kripalu teacher but not teaching lately. I'm teaching my first online university course this semester, and I'm interested in the Webheads community and in finding out what everyone else is doing out there!
  Andrianna Jobin
Not in YahooGroups listing Sept 19, 2002
NOT in YahooGroups list Oct 25, 2002
part-time Instructor, International Education Programs
Univeristy of California Riverside Extension

full-time Student, M.A. in Educational Technology
Cal State, San Bernardino
Before coming to Riverside and after completing an RSA Certificate, I taught Conversational English in Taiwan for a couple of years. I am interested in applications of technology and telecommunications to autonomous learning, particularly for foreign students and adults.
Yahoo ID: andriachan
Keiko Schneider
Unsubscription 21 Nov 2002
ESL Instructor, Department of Adult and Developmental Education
Albuquerque TVI community college, Albuquerque, NM, USA in YahooGroups list Oct 25, 2002
YahooID: keikoschneider
Manager, SenseiOnline (really for Japanese teachers, some info for EFL):
You may have seen my Handbook to senseiOnline list that Vance wanted you to read regarding YahooGroups. Basically you can change senseiOnline to evonline2002_webheads, but please keep in mind that some settings and circumstances are different. (For example, senseiOnline is running for more than two years.). I look forward to the learning experience!
Clare James
Unsubscription 22 Nov 2002
Self-employed with my own joint-stock company (English-language consultancy focusing on translation from Swedish into English): Språkverkstan AB ('The Word Shop'), in Sweden. in YahooGroups list Oct 25, 2002
Yahoo ID: sweetclaritycj
I taught EFL in London in the 1970s and Sweden from 1980. Since 1986 have worked mainly in Swedish-to-English translation (which often involves teaching clients). Now interested in getting back into teaching more directly, this time 'virtually' (e.g. by interactive, personalised e-mail courses) rather than in a real classroom, and not only with Swedish students. My 'Sweet Clarity' newsletter contains language-related articles and I write teaching material. Plan to make the articles and material available on my web site when (if ever) I finally get my act together and launch one! Interested in partnership with a kindred spirit for this purpose.
Gary Cziko Professor of Educational Psychology
University of Illininois at Urbana-Champaign unsubscribed 08 Dec 2002
Yahoo ID: gcziko
I am interested in using synchronous and asynchromous voice communication over the Internet for foreign-language learning. I would to set up "language exchange" communities where individuals can learn each others' languages (for example, a community of both Americans learning Spanish and Mexicans learning English).
  Bridget Gersten
Not in YahooGroups listing Sept 19, 2002 or Jan 18, 2003; Jan 19, 2003 - This account has been disabled or discontinued
U.S. Department of State Regional English Language Officer (RELO) in Tunis, Tunisia (YahooGroups indicates bouncing, reactivation request sent Oct 25, 2002; again Jan 18, 2003)
Yahoo ID : bfgersten
I hold a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Arizona State and an MA in TESL from the University of Arizona. I work in the areas of teacher and trainer training in ELT in North Africa and the Gulf. I am also involved in curriculum and materials design projects. My main interests are CALL, teacher education, and research in various areas related to language teaching and bilingualism. I look forward to joining this diverse, dynamic group and developing my expertise in CALL.
Chrys BetadamNOT in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003 CALL Facilitator at Hawthorn English Language Centre
Melbourne University Private, Australia (YahooGroups indicates bouncing, reactivation request sent Oct 25, 2002, again Jan 18, 2003)
On Jan 19, 2003 - Delivery to the following recipients failed
  Dennis MillerNOT in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003; reactivation request sent User unknown ESL instructor, ESL Dept., Long Beach City College
Long Beach, California, USA in YahooGroups list Oct 25, 2002
Yahoo ID: quijote90250
I teach ESL at Long Beach City College. Most of my classes are conducted in a computer assisted environment. At present, I teach mostly computer assisted composition for ESL students, but I have taught a variety of other levels including a three stint at the Centro Colombo-Americano in Bogota.
  Gregory ZakNOT in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003; reactivation request sent in YahooGroups list Oct 25, 2002
Yahoo!ID: Plinius_Medium
At Gregory's request, on Jan 31, 2002 I tried to subscribe ; Jan 19, 2003 User unknown
Ali Boumoussa ali_boumoussa@....ukNot in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003; on bounce list
Yahoo ID: ali_boumoussa
mail server unreachable too long, removed after repeated reactivation requests sent (address was
Just call me Ali , that's easy to remember... I'm an English teacher trainer here in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. I have been mainly trained in applied linguistics and language teaching methodology. My IT/CALL training has been very very patchy and I think I'm still toddling at the CALL threshhold. I like swimming and, until further notice, cybersurfing too! And like Dave, I have my share in another tremendous job with our two daughters...but it's a lot of fun too.
Ron Fujihara
Unsubscription by evonline2002_webheads member Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003
Long Beach School for Adults in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003
Yahoo ID: eaglerrf
I am enjoying the learning aspect of constructing my own site using Dreamweaver. It is still under construction and if you would like to take a look at it, I would appreciate any comments. Just click where it says "Test Site" or click on the construction image.
I have been an ESL teacher for the past 10 years and I have been interested in integrating technology with our curriculum. I am taking a graduate course at Pepperdine University in Educational Technology. What has really captured my attention is online learning for ESL students. I am very interested in setting up our own online learning environment and somehow connecting it to our Distance Learning program. I am the lead teacher for our ESL labs.
  Julia Karet NOT in YahooGroups list or in bounce list Jan 18, 2003 I teach ESL at Chaffey College in southern California. I've been working in ed tech since teaching for 2 years at Miyazaki International College. My colleague from there, Sandy Peters, publishes the greatest online magazine for ESL learners: TOPICS. I'm happy to be joining her in this online activity
  Felix Zaniboni
Unsubscription by evonline2002_webheads member Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003
Felix is one of the original Webheads. He's been with the group since its inception in 1998.
  Gareth Howell
Last year I spent some time coining computer words in the Welsh language. Minority languages are sidelined even more through the inadequate use of the web. There are still 2,000 words in Welsh which cannot be sent by e mail, mainly as a consequence of poor definition of morph,digraph and trigraph by W3 consortium committees. I am continuing Welsh alongside English instruction.
Renata Chylinski CALL Coordinator at Monash University ELC
Melbourne, Australia in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003
Renata's ESL/CALL Corner:
Renata's ESL/CALL Corner
Renata was editor of her school's e-zine 1999-2002:
This is an example on how we use "Topics" in our teaching: (go to issue 16 in Topics)
I have been teaching languages in Europe and Australia for 20 years and have been involved in the implementation of CALL since its early stage. My expertise is in curriculum development and my passionate interest is in IT and language acquisition (and Astrology and Feng Shui). As a CALL Co-ordinator at Monash University English Language Centre I have designed CALL programs, mentored in a CALL-oriented program of Thailand - Australia Science and Engineering Assistance Project, was involved in co-authoring of the Real English CD ROM series and continued to learn and share experience with other CALL-excited professionals.
  Jason Jolley
Spanish professor at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO
Yahoo ID is Jas_Jol
I have become increasingly interested in the prospect of motivating my students in Spanish classes through different types of activities online, including CMC. It has been my experiences that many students enjoy technology and most are motivated by the opportunity it affords them to reach out to other learners or native speakers of the target language and establish a sense of community that can be quite satisfying and enriching. So I joined your group to learn from all of you about how you are using these types of virtual tools in your language-related teaching and learning. I believe in their benefit, but I am interested in doing more researsh in terms of how to apply them.
Sue in YahooGroups list Jan 18, 2003
  Richard Boroto Director Centro Cultural Ecuatoriano Norteamericano "Abraham Lincoln" in YahooGroups list May 12, 2003

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