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Wimba Overview

  1. 1. Wimba Voice Tools @ F&M College Demo Presented by: Brian Gall, Instructional Technologist/Designer 1
  2. 2. Overview of Wimba Voice Tools Wimba Voice Tools is part of a company formerly known as Horizon Wimba Other tools include: Live Classroom - Synchronous Meeting Space Pronto - Instant Messaging and Voice Chat 2
  3. 3. What can Voice Tools do? Voice Board - Asynchronous Discussion Voice Direct - Synchronous Discussion Voice Presentation - Virtual Voice Tours Podcaster - Create podcasts Voice Email - Send email with voice Voice Recorder - Record and post messages 3
  4. 4. Why use Voice Tools? More chances for students to practice speaking in the target language Gets your student speaking in the target language outside of class. Some students may be shy about speaking in class but not in front of a mic Customize your audio exercises for your particular class 4
  5. 5. Voice Boards Interaction  Student <–> Student  Student <–> Teacher  Discussion / Feedback Example Activities  Introductions and ?’s  What happens next?  Short Presentations 5
  6. 6. Voice Direct (Chats) Interaction  Student <–> Student  Student <–> Teacher  Live discussion (with an option to archive) Example Activities  Pair or group work  Live presentations 6
  7. 7. Wimba Podcaster Interaction Teacher > Student Example Activities Listening Practice Review of Lessons Guest Speakers Listen on your iPod 7
  8. 8. Voice Presenter Interaction Teacher > Student Student > Student Student > Teacher Example Activities Virtual Tours Display Sequence of Events Step-by-Step 8
  9. 9. Voice Email Interaction  Teacher -> Student Example Activities?  Listening comprehension  Class announcement 9
  10. 10. Voice Recorder Interaction  Teacher  Student Example Activities  Listening Practice  Dictations  Announcements 10
  11. 11. DEMO TIME! QUESTIONS? 11

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