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Review of Wimba Voice 6.0 Collaborative Suite
Language Learning & Technology
  • Elena Cotos, Iowa State University
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Wimba Voice 6.0TM is a component of the Wimba Collaboraton SuiteTM 6.0, which is a set of tools for online communication that combines a series of interactive technologies. Wimba Voice allows teachers to complement their pedagogical approaches with five web-based applications: Voice Authoring, Voice Board, Voice Podcaster, Voice Presenter, and Voice Email. These applications add audio and video components to asynchronous communication and can be easily integrated into different course management environments (e.g., Angel, Blackboard, Moodle, WebCT). Consequently, Wimba Voice has attracted the interest of an increasing number of language educators who are striving to enhance teaching and learning through online oral instruction, practice, and collaboration. Its features allow for the creation of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) tasks that are justified by second language acquisition (SLA) tenets and can target various skills, although due to its audio and video capabilities, they may have greater appeal for listening, speaking, and pronunciation practice.

This is a review from Language Learning & Technology 15 (2011): 29. Posted with permission.

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Elena Cotos. "Review of Wimba Voice 6.0 Collaborative Suite" Language Learning & Technology Vol. 15 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 29 - 35
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