Beyond Digital Audio: Wimba, Adding a New Dimension to Language Learning & Teaching
Here, you'll find materials presented during the session "Beyond Digital Audio: Wimba, Adding a New Dimension to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning" at ACTFL 2005 by Dr. Ganna Kudyma (email@example.com) and Ted Liu(firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to browse through the video, materials, and the demos. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions.
Live demo of Wimba: a suite of web-based voice communication tools for Voice Email, Voice Discussion Boards, Voice Direct (real-time/synchronous voice chat room) and Wimba’s Oral Assessment Builder, which facilitates easy creation, management, assignment and grading of oral assessments and verbal feedback to students. See how UCLA instructors have been enriching their language courses with Wimba.
- Handout (pdf; download Adobe Reader)
- Reference: Wimba Info, Setup, and Directions for UCLA Students and Faculty
- Demo: Login to Wimba: as a Student (login: email@example.com, password: student, this student is a member of 'UCLA Demo Group'), or as a Teacher (login: firstname.lastname@example.org, password: teacher)
- Demo: How most of our students experience Wimba - through links on an Ecampus (WebCT) Course Website: Login to Ecampus: as a Student (login: g_student, password: student), or as a Teacher (login g_teacher, password: teacher)
- Video of UCLA's Russian Wimba Experience: You may need to download the latest free Quicktime Media Player. Depending on your connection speed, it may take a moment to load: Hi Speed Broadband (44MB mp4) - Lo Speed Broadband (12 MB mp4)
- Anonymous Student Survey Results (pdf; download Adobe Reader)
- By request, here is a link to a webcast about "Fair Use and Copyright in the Digital Age", sponsored by the UCLA Office of Instructional Development.
Special Acknowledgements and Thanks for Making this Presentation Possible:
Dr. Robert Blake, Director of the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching (UCCLLT); Hai-Meng Yang, Web Developer, UCCLLT; Joseph Vaughan, Director of the Center for Digital Humanities, UCLA; Dr. Olga Kagan, Director of the Center for World Languages, UCLA; Dr. Elissa Tognozzi, Department of Italian, UCLA; Janet Goodwin, Department of AL/TESL, UCLA; Mee-Jeong Park, Department of ALC, UCLA; Hiromi Aoki, Department of AL/TESL, UCLA; Donovan Lytle, Aaron Bond, and Rob Viola from HorizonWimba for their excellent support and for providing the internet connection for the presentation.
Published: Monday, November 28, 2005