Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Starting a new chapter of my life with EVO 2013

Year 2012 was full of achievements, learning new things, gaining new skills, meeting new people and building new hopes and wishes that I will achieve in Year 2013. As usual, the Electronic Village Online (EVO) MOOC starts at the beginning of each year to equip ESL/EFL educators with new visions and perspectives to teaching. It provides 10 sessions for 5 weeks; including a variety of topics that each teacher needs to know to cope up with this so fast digital world. It is strongly recommended to sign up for no more than TWO sessions, however, teachers can go a head and participate in most of them if they can manage the whole process. By the end of this event, our skills of teaching, communication, creation and innovation will be improved and our relation to other people from all over the world will be extended. Really, I want to thank EVO for their great impact on those teachers who live far away from this updated corner of the globe. You give them the hope to learn, improve, develop and create their own world. 

Registrations are open from Jan 7-13, 2013

The sessions begin on January 14th but are held asynchronously; that is, you can log in, begin reading, and join the email discussion of the materials. However, your moderators will provide some synchronous activities where you gather for a live meeting on your topic of study.  See your session's syllabus of weekly activities for details.

My Choice this Year:

This year, I will try the Neuroscience in Education- Braining up your English lessons session moderated by Carla Arena, Cheryl Oakes, Denise De Felice, Nina Liyulkun, Jane Petring, Ana Maria Menezes, and Mary Hillis. The objectives of this session seem so attractive and valuable. I really want to know more about how my students' brains work and what potential the brain-based lessons, activities and tools can give me to enhance their language learning. Please, wait for my posts about this new experience in the coming days!

Stay Tuned!


  1. Dear Azhar,
    I'm your EVO 'class mate' and I dropped by to let you know that I really enjoyed your Smore - it made me want to pack my backpack and fly over to Egypt. Looking forward to learning with you!
    Hugs from Slovenia,

  2. Dear Sasa,
    Thanks so much my dear for passing by. It is a great pleasure to work with you. Welcome to Egypt anytime!

    All the best!