Frequently Asked Questions
Brighton Online is the interactive web coverage of the 2011 IATEFL Conference in Brighton. The Brighton Online website features live and on-demand video webcasts of conference presentations and workshops. Brighton Online provides teacher audiences worldwide with an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues before, during and after the conference.
Our interactive coverage makes it possible for teachers to get a taste of the 2011 Brighton IATEFL conference.
Even if you can't attend the conference yourself, we invite you to watch live and on-demand video content (video webcasts of conference presentations, workshops, interviews with presenters and conference delegates) and interact with teachers all over the world around key themes and conference content in the Brighton Online discussion forums.
Our online coverage features:
- live and on-demand video webcasts of conference presentations and workshops
- video interviews with presenters and conference delegates
- photo albums
- conference reports
- moderated discussion forums
Our interactive coverage makes it possible for teachers to get a taste of the 2011 Brighton IATEFL conference. You can watch live and on-demand video content (video webcasts of conference presentations, workshops, interviews with presenters and conference delegates) and interact with teachers all over the world around key themes and conference content.
Please let us know if there's something you'd like to see added to our conference coverage.
We will film over well over 40 hours of conference content and make it available free on the Brighton Online website. In addition to the filmed sessions, you will be able to watch live interviews with presenters and conference delegates.
We provide a range of live and on-demand video.
You will be able to watch live interviews and the conference plenaries throughout the conference. These videos will also be available on-demand.
Our live channel will be broadcasting from 09.00 to 17.00 (UK) each day of the conference.
Please visit our live schedule on the Brighton Online live channel page
Follow the Brighton Online website for updates throughout the conference.
Yes, the Brighton Online moderated forums provide you with a space to share ideas and comment on all aspects of teacher development before, during and after the conference.
You will need to register on the Brighton Online website to post a message or leave a comment.
Brighton Online will stay up for at least a year after the conference so you have plenty of time to watch the videos and contribute to discussions long after the physical conference has finished.
You can still visit the 2010 Harrogate Online website at
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Sign up for a Twitter.com account and start following the user iateflonline. When you update your status simply include the tag #iatefl and it will show up on Brighton Online twitter page. Check out who is twittering about IATEFL and follow them, too!
Watch out for activity during the conference and join the discussion. Twitter works on your mobile phone, too (via text/sms).
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Got a blog?
Simply include the phrase IATEFL conference 2011 in your blog posts and we will add this to our site. We use Google's Blog Search and Technorati's Search to find your postings - if they can see it, so will we.
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Become a fan of our Facebook page . Many members are already there.
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Sometimes it may take some time to process, edit and upload. Please be patient, it will be there shortly.
Once your 'presenter account' has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email.
Once you have logged in again you will be able to upload your presentation to the Brighton Online website
To create a session page,
Go to the 'sessions' page http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2011/sessions/index
In the 'Presenter Quick Links' click 'add a session'
Please follow the instructions at
First - if you are a presenter at the IATEFL Brighton Conference, to upload your presentation to the Brighton Online website, you'll need to request a 'presenter account'.
Make sure when you register - you tick the box to request a presenter account.
Once your presenter account has been approved, you will see a 'What's next' button on the front page of the Brighton Online website saying: upload presentation material to Brighton Online
Click this button - this will take you through the process of uploading your materials.
Here are some instructions on how to upload your materials to this website:
(1) Go to the front page of this website: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2011
(2) In the top-right of the Brighton Online homepage, click on
- upload presentation material to Brighton Online –
This takes you to the ‘User account’ page
[If you registered for Harrogate Online last year, you can use the same login details, and if you have forgotten your login details you can request them to be sent to your email.]
(3) Type your name in the user name box and type in your email address
(4) In the area below ‘apply for a role’, click ‘presenter’.
Then ‘create new account’
(5) The Brighton Online team will then verify this presenter registration request. [Please note: we apologise in advance for any delay in approving registration requests. Each request is approved manually.] Once we have approved your account request, you will receive an email letting you know your presenter account has been approved.
*Please note: you should save this email as you may need it later if you forget your username or password
(6) You will now be on your profile page.
On the right, you will see an ‘Create a session’ button, click the ‘add a session’ link.
(7) You will now be on the session upload page – please read the information at the top of this page.
(8) Enter details of your session. Further instructions are provided on the upload page to help you with this process. Please make sure you go through all the tabs (Session details, When and Where, and Associated Documents)
*Please note (i):
Presenter names entered on this presentation upload page need to be the user names from this website. When uploading your presentation details, please use your user name as the presenter of the session.
- If two people are co-presenting your session, you can add more than one name (all session presenters should be registered on the site first)
- You can come back to this page and edit your session information at any time
- There is a maximum file size (20MB) for each file you upload
- If you need to check the abstract you submitted to IATEFL, please refer to your proposal and copy the text you submitted (there is a 60 word limit for your abstract)
*Please note (ii):
- If you have any problems with uploading documents or any other information to the Brighton Online website, please use the ‘contact us’ form on the Brighton Online website.
Note: that if you have several attachments, the upload process can take some time. Please don’t close your browser window until the screen refreshes and you see the message: Session XYZ has been created
We very much hope that you’ll be able to upload your session materials before coming to Brighton.
The IATEFL Conference Committee and Brighton Online Team
1. Click on the Sessions link in the top (black) navigation bar
2. Here you can find your session under your last name
3. Click on your session
This should take you to your session page
A Teacher Association could organise a face-to-face event where TA members are invited to view video sessions from the 2011 Brighton IATEFL Conference from the Brighton Online website. These can be either 'live' sessions or sessions that are recorded and made available on-demand.
This initiative might provide teacher groups and Teacher Associations with an opportunity to gather their members together for a development opportunity where they could discuss with each other the session(s) they watch.
Scheduling an event for a ‘live’ session will require additional equipment. This would include data show (or data projector) and a computer with reliable Internet connection.
The objective of this initiative is to encourage teacher associations (TAs) to organise events so that TAs and their members can take full advantage of the Brighton Online project.
We are encouraging TAs to organise workshops and events either during or shortly after the Brighton Conference.
If you would like more information on setting up a local Brighton Online event, please contact Sirin Soyoz, Brighton Online Project Assistant
After the conference, you might decide to give a presentation and make use of the Brighton Online materials. You might decide to give a workshop as part of your teacher development programme and view video sessions and discuss the content as part of a group. As part of the activity, you could organize a pre-session so participants can watch videos and read forum threads in their own time before your presentation.
All our live video will be available via our 'Live Channel'
If you would like to receive notifications when a new post is created in the forums, you should subscribe to the forum post???
If you would like to subscribe to a post in a particular forum you should follow these steps:
1. Visit the forum post that you would like to subscribe to.
2. At the bottom of the post, you will see "Subscribe to: This post"
3. Click on that button and select the type of subscription you want.
4. You are now subscribed to this forum and will receive a notification every time a user creates a new topic in that forum.
Note: Please only subscribe to a forum if you would like to receive notification of all new topics that are posted in the forum. As some forums can be very active, if you subscribe to them you will receive a lot of notifications throughout the day.
You can add [or change] a photo by clicking on your name, which will take you to your profile page. Then you need to go to the edit tab and scroll down to the picture section of the page.
Alternatively you can just click on this link
this should take directly to the page.
Once on the page just follow the instructions.
You can use html on your posts, but we have limited the tags you can use.
For more information about what tags you can use please go to http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2011/filter/tips
You mean you'd like a Brighton Online web banner so you can tell people about Brighton Online?
Well we've produced some web banners which are available in different shapes and sizes on the Brighton Online website at:
Host a Brighton Online banner & help us spread the word!