Frequently Asked Questions

Glasgow Online is the interactive web coverage of the 2012 IATEFL Conference in Glasgow. The Glasgow Online website features live and on-demand video webcasts of conference presentations and workshops. Glasgow 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 2012 Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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
  • photos from the conference
  • conference reports
  • moderated discussion forums

Please let us know if there's something you'd like to see added to our conference coverage.

We will film over well over 50 hours of conference content and make it available free on the Glasgow Online website. In addition to the video sessions, you will be able to watch live plenaries and live interviews each day with presenters and conference delegates.

Yes, the Glasgow 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


on the Glasgow Online website to post a message or leave a comment.

Iatefl Online automatically aggregates relevant information on the internet and helps you connect with others. It is easy to join ...

If you are blogging or sharing photos/videos/slides/other materials related to this event, please tag you content #iateflonline

For twitter, please use #iatefl

Sign up for a account and start following the user iateflonline. When you update your status simply include the tag #iatefl and it will show up on Glasgow 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).
Twitter in Plain English Video

Share your pictures:
Upload your pictures to Tag them with iatefl2012 so we can find them, and please set the license to "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons".

Got a blog?
Simply include the phrase IATEFL conference 2012 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.

Connect on Facebook
Become a fan of our Facebook page . Many members are already there.

Subscribe and stay current
Subscribe to Glasgow Online in your RSS Reader - if you haven't been using an RSS Reader so far, check the RSS in Plain English Video. It is really easy.

If you know of any other IATEFL conference 2012 content. Let us know!

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 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

You mean you'd like a Glasgow Online web banner so you can tell people about Glasgow Online? Well we've produced some web banners which are available in different shapes and sizes on the Glasgow Online website at:

Host a Glasgow Online banner and help us spread the word!

All our live video will be available via our 'Live Channel'


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.

First - if you are a presenter at the IATEFL Glasgow Conference, to upload your presentation to the Glasgow Online website, you'll need to Apply for a 'presenter account'. You can do this when creating a new account or if you already registerd from last year and have signed in with those credentials, you'll see on the top left a link to Apply for a "Prestenter role'


Once your presenter account has been approved, you will see a 'What's next' button on the front page of the Glasgow Online website saying: upload presentation material to Glasgow 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:

(2) In the top-left of the Glasgow Online homepage, click on - upload your presentation link – This takes you to the ‘Create Session’ page

(3) You will now be on the session upload page – please read the information at the top of this page.

(4) 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 Glasgow Online website, please use the ‘contact us’ form.

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

Finally… We very much hope that you’ll be able to upload your session materials before coming to the conference.


The IATEFL Conference Committee and Glasgow Online Team


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 Glasgow Online website

To create a session page,

Go to the 'sessions' page

In the 'Presenter Quick Links' click 'add a session'


Please follow the instructions at


1. Click on the  Sessions  link in the top 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

Sometimes it may take some time to process, edit and upload. Please be patient, it will be there shortly. 

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 Glasgow Online project. We are encouraging TAs to organise workshops and events either during or shortly after the Glasgow Conference. If you would like more information on setting up a local Glasgow Online event, please contact Sirin Soyoz, Glasgow Online Project Assistant Email

A Teacher Association could organise a face-to-face event where TA members are invited to view video sessions from the 2012 Glasgow IATEFL Conference from the Glasgow 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.

After the conference, you might decide to give a presentation and make use of the Glasgow 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.

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 Glasgow Online live channel page Visit the Glasgow Online website for updates throughout the conference.

Glasgow 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 2011 Brighton Online website at