A record number of WebHeads-to-be attended the first voice conference of BaW 2006, enjoying Michael Coghlan’s excellent overview of voice chat. 33 participants from all five continents heard “The Voice” detail how chat can be used in today’s ESL classrooms. Michael’s oration was backed by a selection of slides, and questions and comments were posted in Yahoo Messenger’s chatroom. Aiden Yeh and Bee Dieu also contributed to the discussion, providing explanation on their particular voice-based projects.
Meanwhile, particpants were lively in greeting each other and some tried out the video capability of YM. Here are Sasa Sirk from Slovenia, Bee Dieu from Brazil and Carla Arena from Argentina as viewed on Dafne’s screen:
Thanks to Leanne, who ably invited participants into the conference, and Hala, who warmly greeted them from Sudan on their arrival. Hala introduced Michael with the flourish that only she can provide, and Michael capped his presentation with an impromptu command performance of “Happy Online”.
Recordings of the proceedings were kindly made by Fernanda, using Total Recorder, and Dafne, who captured the text chatlog. Teresa has kindly posted these for future review at
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