will introduce conference delegates to an online community of adult teachers
and students of English - the Webheads. The Webheads community was established
in 1998 when a group of people around the globe decided to maintain regular
contact via Internet communication tools, and hold a weekly online meeting.
Six years later this extraordinary community is still active, and growing.
It is a superb example of how a sense of community can bridge cultures
and unite individuals from diverse backgrounds across the globe. The Webheads
exploit Internet technology to forge links across time and distance to
develop a truly cross-cultural community that is sustained by a rich dialogue
of multiple perspectives. Rather than a point of division or difference,
the cross-cultural nature of this community has been a uniting influence,
and a key factor in its longevity.
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