Sunday, March 2, 2008

I've won a scholarship to attend the WorldCall 2008 Conference in Japan!!!!!!!


The WorldCALL 2008 Scholarship Committe has announced today its final decision.

Read what was published on their official site:

'We had an extremely difficult time deciding the awardees. Many highly qualified applicants had to be turned down purely because of budgetary constraints. 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 2008 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.

Congratulations to those who have been selected. At the same time, we thank those who applied and sincerely regret that they, too, could not be included.

Thomas Robb, Ph.D., Chair, WorldCALL 2008 Scholarship Committee
The Awardees

Cruvinel Teixeira Alves, Erika Brazil (Webhead)
Elramady, Asem Aly Elsaid Egypt
Fang, Ying China
Fawzi, Hala Sudan (Webhead)
Isharyanti, Neny Indonesia
Izquierdo, Evelyn Venezuela (Webhead)
Kilickaya, Ferit Turkey
Lyulkun, Nina Russia (Webhead)
Marandi, Susan Iran (Webhead)
Mo, Jinguo China
Quintana, Nelba Argentina (Webhead)
Verschoor, Jennifer Argentina (Webhead)
Viswanathan, Revathi India

The WorldCALL 2008 Conference will bring together experts and practitioners in Computer-Assisted Language Learning from around the world.'

If you want to read more, please go to and

I want to share this award with all of you. You've been my inspiration.
Thanks my Lord, thank you!!!!!!

Special thanks to: Webheads in Action; Dr. Dafne González (Webhead-USB professor); Professor Rebecca Beke (EFL Master's program UCV); Dr. Ruth Díaz (School of Education-UCV); Professor Teadira Pérez (Language School, ULA-Merida); the British Council in Venezuela; UCV colleagues; Avealmec members; and, of course, all my students who have kindly joined me in exploring the Wonderful Web World (WWW).



Jennifer Verschoor said...

CONGRATULATIONS Evelyn!!! I am also thrilled and so happy to be another Awardee. We will finally meet face to
face. Webheads shine!!
See you in Japan :-)

Evelyn Izquierdo said...

Thanks a lot, Jennifer, and congratulations to you too. Cheers!!! See you soon.

Hala said...

My dearest Evelyn,
YEEESSS!I am a winner too! (singing)
See you soon girls!
Hala ( packing)LO-veryL.:-)

J. Bastidas said...

Congrats Profe!!!

Sorry I stopped coming to class, but I´m moving and It's been kinda crazy. I´m a little nutty right now (you can tell by the cell phone incident. Thank you, by the way).

Thanks for everything!!! You deserve to go to Japan.

PS: I was accepted in the MA in EFL program!!!

emily said...

Profeeeeeeeeeeee.... La felicitooooooooo!!!! Más fino...!!!!
Siempre es bueno leer que un venezolano, y un conocido más aun, gane algun tipo de reconocimiento...
De nuevo, felicidades...!!!!

ecastillo said...

Wow Eve!! It's so good to hear you you are a winner (well, you always have been a winner, you know)!!!

Because of your hard work and your motivation, you really deserve this scholarship, and I'm sure you'll take full advantage of this trip!!

If you win, we all win!!


Berta said...

Dear Evelyn, how wonderful!!!
I am so proud of you, even if we met f2f just once but we have managed to stay in touch through the years.
It is an honor and a pleasure to hear you have won this award, will be attending this wonderful congregation of masters and will be meeting other fantastic webheads and EVO participants in this event. I am speechless, I don´t know what else to say than just CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved recognition.
All the best,

Daf said...

Dear Eve,

You deserve this recognition for your hard work and perseverance in introducing ICT in your courses.

My hearfelt congratulations to you, dear friend :-)

Warm hugs,


Anonymous said...

Estefania Dávila said...

Congratulations teacher ! I am very happy for you. Good luck and all my best wishes . God bless you.
María Estefanía

Moonstuff said...

A big hug! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You deserve it indeed. Share the tips and don´t forget your real and virtual pals.....
Lisette Lunar

Derlis Rivas said...

De verdad verdad, me alero muchisimo por usted... Realmente se lo merece creo que es el premio a su arduo trabajo... De verdad me siento orgulloso de usted... Creo que la envidio pero sanamente... Pero esto me sirve de inspiracion para seguir luchando por ser el mejor en lo que hago... Gracias le doy a Dios por ponerla en mi camino.... Gracias

Anonymous said...

DEar Evelyn. Congratulations. It is a recognition to your work. Keep working. God bless you.

Carolina L.

Sus Nyrop said...

Evelyn, I read the fantastic news, 12 hours before I was doing an online presentation for web 2.0 librarians in Norway, talking about the Social and collegial learning environment in the electronic village online, EVO, (and with Webheads as my case). I used the news about your successfull award winning work as evidence of good practice. Please share with all of us about your Japanese encounter :-)

Yours, Sus in Denmark (and a webhead since 2000!)

carlita said...

felicitaciones prof = ) me alegra que represente nuestro pais y lo que ello implica, aproveche esta oportunidad al maximo y nuevo felicitaciones....Carlita..U.C.V..

Falconía said...

Te deseo muchisimo exito!!!!!
Todo lo mejor para ti!!!!!!

Erika Cruvinel said...

Hi dear
I can't wait to meet you! We will have lots of fun in Japan!

Eluisana said...

Yo se que va a representar muy bien a nuestra venezuela!!!
Buena Vibra!!!

Milagros said...

Hola profe, me gusta mucho su blog porque tiene muy buena informaciòn sobre la tecnologìa, ademàs esto nos sirve a nosotros los alumnos para mnejarnos mejor en la red. Ahhh... y muchas felicitaciones.

rddietrich said...

Evelyn, Congratulations! This is indeed a significant recognition of all your efforts. Keep up the good work.
Beijinhos from Portugal,