Sunday, March 16, 2008

Webheads at WorldCALL2008 Home

Nina, or Nagora, has created a wiki for webheads awarded with the scholarship to participate at WorldCALL 2008 Congress in Fukuoko, Japan. Nina put a page for each awardee, all congratulations received on webheads' mailing list and the discussion there is hot about travelling to Tokyo before the conference, and where to go and stay there, learning Japanese( never thought about it in my entire life!!) This is just FANTABULOUS!!
Did I ever mention the criteria of the selection?
Our goal was to decide on individuals who met these criteria:-People who have been active in CALL (not just language pedagogy or administration) as evidenced by recent publications, presentations or on-going projects.
-People who exhibited in their "Statements of Purpose" a clear goal for their attendance at WorldCALL and a plan to disseminate the knowledge so gained upon their return home.
-People who represent a wide spectrum of geographical areas, balanced by gender and years of experience. Geographical selection was also, to some extent, determined in proportion to the number of applications from that area of the world.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Webehads Congraulations!

As usual, as a family, we always rush into sending deep heartful congratulations on occasions like winning a scholarship!The one which made my day is Dennis from Phoenix.An elegant card from Blue Mountain With these nice words:
As-salaamu aleikum, my friend.
Congratulations on winning a scholarship to WorldCALL 2008! You richly deserve this honor, and I'm already looking forward to hearing about your experiences in Japan.
Dennis in Phoenix

He sent another one for all awardees which put a BIG smile on my face!
Shukran Jazeelan my dear Dennis.
All the rest of the congratulations are on the comment area, so as not to have a looong post here.Thank you everyone!

WorldCALL 2008 Scholarship Awardees

I DID it!!!
After a long tail of emails,checking rates, bookings and re-bookings, long hours of waiting, I won another scholarship in REAL life!!Below is my email to the webheads! I am much grateful to the wings they gave me!
I with more webheads ( read the names of the awardee on the list), have been selected among WorldCALL 2008 scholarship awardees because of what I have learned here, and still learning, and because of this magic, weird spirit that urges one to pay forward what he/she learns here. It's because of you ALL that I won this scholarship!
Thank you!
I am so excited that I will meet up with you all girls!!!Congratulations! Indeed, Webehads are every where, all year round! YEESS!Viva Webehads!
http://wc3scholar. info/
Hala ( off to start packing )LOL