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Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j4OFO3G03995; Tue, 24 May 2005 11:24:03 -0400 (EDT) Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 11:24:03 -0400 (EDT) Message-Id: <001101c56075$cd720910$0202a8c0@frodo> Errors-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com Originator: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk From: "Marie Cora" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1087] FW: [NIFL-TECHNOLOGY:3591] Telephone Language Learning Software X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.2627 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; Status: O Content-Length: 3431 Lines: 85 Hello everyone, I'm sending this over from the NIFL-Technology List (sign on at: http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/discussions/nifl-technology/technology_literac y.html) I thought some of you might find this interesting, particularly because a large part of this appears to be about providing feedback (assessment/evaluation in disguise?). I am also interested in hearing the answers to David's questions below (what do you think about this learning opportunity? Do you think students would be interested in this?). I'm also interested in hearing about other distance learning methods and projects and the ways in which feedback/assessment/evaluation works in those venues. Who is using distance learning techniques/resources, and how is that working, particularly in terms of the assessment pieces? I know that for many distance programs, the requirements of the NRS can be tough. How do you report results? Thanks, marie cora Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and Coordinator/Developer LINCS Assessment Special Collection at http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/assessment/ firstname.lastname@example.org -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of David Rosen Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 10:44 PM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-TECHNOLOGY:3591] Telephone Language Learning Software NIFL-Technology and NIFL-ESL Colleagues, I found this article, in the May 20th eMedia Wire, about a toll-free telephone learning system capable of processing student essays by telephone, and returning instant holistic scores, intriguing. The article gives the web site (a moodle application) which has the assignments and the toll free number. If you want to try it, you will be asked for a pin number. I punched in 1234 on my phone and it worked, so you may be able to use this to try out the system. (You will not get the results -- you have to be registered for that.) The phone number of developer, Miami Dade College Professor Stephen Donahue, is given in the article in case you have questions. Here's a paragraph from the article: "The telephone learning system consists of 11 activities covering a spectrum of learning: Spelling, Multiplication Tables, Dictation, Tongue Twisters, Background Knowledge ("What is the capital of California?, etc.") and free responses for writing and speech topics. Activities involve both listening and actual voice output. The Web is an integral part of the phone system, and allows students to pre-view assignments, and get post-results, which are then emailed to them. Once the student's audio writing samples are converted to text, they are processed using an automatic essay evaluation program called California Electronic Writer, currently in use in California school districts. " Free or low-cost internet telephony (by computer) and free evening and weekend minutes on some mobile phone plans means that a technology like this (even if the phone number weren't toll free) might be available for free to students who have cell phones or access to computers at home or work -- or in (some) program computer labs, I am intrigued by this. I see it as just the beginning of language learning applications by telephone. Would your students use this? And what do you think of this? http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2005/5/emw242815.htm David J. Rosen email@example.com
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