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ERIC Number: ED542413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The "VoiceForum" Platform for Spoken Interaction
Fynn, Fohn; Wigham, Chiara R.
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), Paper presented at the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EuroCALL) Annual Conference (Nottingham, UK, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011)
Showcased in the courseware exhibition, "VoiceForum" is a web-based software platform for asynchronous learner interaction in threaded discussions using voice and text. A dedicated space is provided for the tutor who can give feedback on a posted message and dialogue with the participants at a separate level from the main interactional activity. In this way, the pedagogical input is always based on the contextualized needs of the participants, can be accessed as often as required and even searched as a resource for future reference. The software features a built-in sound recorder/player, a rich text editor and management tools to enrol participants, and create forums. Although still in the development stage, this software can be downloaded freely but must be installed on a web server. "VoiceForum" has been used extensively with French university students of English since 2006. (Contains 1 figures.)
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). Department of Languages & Cultural Studies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Tel: +353-6121-3495; Fax: +353-6120-2556; Web site: http://www.eurocall-languages.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: France