I'm a big proponent of using voice technology to foster language learning. Much more effective, in this multi modal format than the quiet self reflective reading/memorizing. Also a great way for students to connect.
In this vein, I've set up a full functional voice / chat room. State of the art voice and camera interaction and fully secure. I'm seeking to bring together both teachers and students who are native English speakers, with ELL (English Language learners ) from around the world. For real time connecting and cultural/language exchange.
This is a kind of experiment but I believe the technology is now making this possible. Please check out the room here
or directly at EFL Classroom 2.0
. For the next month, it will be completely open to everyone but thereafter, only by secure log in through the site....In any event still fully secure - only those you want will see/hear you and there are fully secure private rooms for groups. Also, you may register with a short form or log in as a guest (no file sharing/download!).
I'd like your feedback as educators as to its functionality/appeal/use and also please feel free to use it. Any educators/teachers who feel they could use it on a regular basis are free to just let us know and fill in the schedule (though this isn't completely mandatory.).
I'll be holding my own scheduled chat/discussion on a weekly theme every Wed. 9 am EST / 1pm GMT There is a schedule
on EFL Classroom 2.0.
The Room has fully functioning file upload and sharing. Also totally secure, only those you wish can see or hear you. Private rooms for groups/ either voice only or with camera/voice.
Please let me know what you think. Oh yeah, also no ads!!!!!