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  • JaJilk
    Dera coleagues, We would like to use audio files for communication between our and partner schools. www.evoca.com was chosen to start with but for some reason
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 10, 2006
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      Dera coleagues,

      We would like to use audio files for communication between our and
      partner schools.
      www.evoca.com was chosen to start with but for some reason the audio-
      files recorded via microphone were not downloaded.

      Could anybody suggest another server or does anybody know the reason?

      Any information will be aprreciated a lot.
      Regards from Jane
    • Eric Baber
      Hi Jane, Can you give us more information on how you re planning on using the audio files? That might make a difference. If you re using the web as a way of
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 11, 2006
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        Hi Jane,

        Can you give us more information on how you're planning on using the audio
        files? That might make a difference.

        If you're using the web as a way of transporting files one by one from you
        to another location, you can use something like http://www.dropsend.com .
        That allows you to upload a file, notify someone else that it's there, and
        they can download it. This works great for one-to-one sending.

        However, if you basically want a website where anyone can come along and
        download/listen to an audio file, this isn't ideal. Instead, you could use a
        podcast provider like http://www.jellycast.com - that allows you to record
        something offline, then upload it to your "webpage" and others can listen to
        it there.

        As I say, if you can give us more details on how you'd like to use your
        audio files we might be able to give some more suggestions.

        All the best

        Eric
      • Gavin Dudeney
        CALL FOR CHAPTERS Proposals Submission Deadline: 1/31/2007 Full Articles Due: 4/30/2007 Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 13, 2006
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          CALL FOR CHAPTERS
          Proposals Submission Deadline: 1/31/2007
          Full Articles Due: 4/30/2007
          Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language Acquisition
          A book edited by Patricia Lupion Torres PhD. & Rita de Cassia Veiga Marriott
          MEd.
          Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR), Brazil
          HYPERLINK "BLOCKED::mailto:patitorres@..."patitorres@...
          HYPERLINK "BLOCKED::mailto:rita.marriott@..."rita.marriott@...

          Introduction
          Throughout the decades, the teaching of languages has seen the development
          of a variety of methodologies and approaches such as the grammar-translation
          method, the total physical response, the silent way and the communicative
          approach. These practices have involved the use of a whole range of tools
          like the language lab, the cassette player, the VCR, and DVD players; have
          concentrated on the development of language skills, grammar, vocabulary and
          communicative competence; and have basically relied on teachers and course
          books as the main source of information and guidance.

          With the birth of computer-assisted language learning in the 70�s, foreign
          language teaching and learning saw the introduction of the use of micro and
          networked computers and the development of hardware and software designed
          specifically for instruction. Two decades later, with the popularisation of
          synchronous and asynchronous communications and of the Internet, a few CALL
          research and projects focused on the use of e-mail for language teaching,
          establishing cross-cultural communication activities (Chapelle, 2001).
          In the last few years, CALL methodologies have gone one step further, this
          time to embrace not only the new technology, but also methodologies and
          approaches brought about the by the use of computers, the Internet and
          virtual learning environments, taking into consideration students and
          institutions� needs and interests in a technological and more democratic
          society. The use of the new tools available as well as student-centred
          constructivist, collaborative and meaningful learning theories and
          approaches is being sought of with a view not only to promote students�
          language and communicative skills but also to foster their autonomy, social
          and interactive skills contributing to their development into more
          confident, pro-active and responsible members of our society.

          The Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language
          Acquisition will gather the latest research in the area of CALL and not only
          promote discussions and insights on current e-learning methodologies for
          language acquisition but also foster the development of both theoretical and
          practical issues concerning learning, skills development, interaction,
          communication, collaboration and evaluation of foreign/second language
          learning online.

          Coverage
          The Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language
          Acquisition will contribute with research in the area of e-learning theory,
          pedagogy, assessment, methodologies and approaches developed and implemented
          by prominent international authors, fostering professional discussion and
          progress in this fast developing field. Each chapter will consist of 5,000
          to 7,500 words and will report on research and studies focusing on the
          theory and methodologies for the learning / teaching of languages online
          that foster students� foreign language competencies as well as their
          autonomy, responsibility and social skills.

          Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


          1. Pedagogy of online teaching and learning
          - collaborative approach
          - meaningful learning
          - constructivist approach
          - interaction

          2. Methodologies for teaching and learning languages online
          - virtual learning environments (VLEs)
          - MOO virtual worlds
          - Virtual communities, virtual identities
          - mobile technologies
          - concept mapping
          - corpus linguistics
          - learning objects
          - Podcasting

          3. Assessment methods of online language teaching and learning
          - assessment methods & tools
          > effectiveness
          > practicality
          > validity
          > reliability

          4. Challenges still being faced by CALL
          - pedagogical
          - methodological
          - technical

          5. The future of teaching and learning languages virtually
          - virtual reality
          - mobile technology
          - learning communities
          - PADs (Personal Access Device) and WADs (Wall PADs)

          Invited Submissions: Prospective authors are invited to submit a 2-3 page
          manuscript on their proposed chapter via e-mail on or before January 31,
          2007. The proposal should be on previously unpublished work on the
          above-suggested topics or other related topics in the area of e-learning
          methodologies for language acquisition and should clearly explain the
          mission and concerns of your research. We strongly encourage other topics
          that have not been listed in our suggested list, particularly if the topic
          is related to the research area in which you have expertise. Upon
          acceptance of your proposal, you will have until April 30, 2007 to prepare
          your chapter of 5,000-7,500 words and 7-10 related terms and their
          appropriate definitions. Guidelines for preparing your paper and terms and
          definitions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal.

          Please forward your proposal including your name and affiliation on or
          before January 31, 2007. You will be notified about the status of your
          proposed chapter by February 28, 2007. The book is scheduled to be published
          by Idea Group, Inc., publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information
          Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference
          imprints, in 2008 (HYPERLINK
          "http://www.idea-group.com/requests/details.asp?ID=146"http://www.idea-group
          .com/requests/details.asp?ID=146).

          Please forward inquiries and submissions to both editors by e-mail to:
          Dr. Patricia Lupion Torres
          Head of E-Learning
          Pontificial Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR)
          Brazil
          HYPERLINK "BLOCKED::mailto:patitorres@..."patitorres@...

          &

          Rita de Cassia Veiga Marriott MEd.
          E-Learning Researcher
          Pontificial Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR)
          Brazil
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