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Many online learning platforms offer conceptually "paper based" exercises - online. WIMS and QUICKTOOL are conceptually different as they exploit large language data banks available online such as corpora (eg. the British national Corpus), audio collections (http://shtooka.net/en/), electronic dictionaries (including phonetic dictionaries) etc. Moreover several picture, audio or text files can be attached to the same exercise.
The random function in WIMS allows exercises to be drawn from an exercise bank in random order thus enhancing motivation and learning as the learner rarely comes upon exactly the same exercise again.
The workshop will present some of the specificities of WIMS through a series of exercises intended to help learners improve their professional presentation skills (phonology, the use of rhetorical devices and emphatic structures for persuasion, pausing, etc.) I will also demonstrate how the in-built discussion forum can be used for collaborative writing activities and how to create virtual classes and exercises.