Friday, June 6, 2008

Free Foriegn Language Lab

By combining Moodle...a free course management system with
Audacity...a free open source software for recording and editing sounds;
Public school teachers have found a valuable resource for assessing conversation
in their advanced foriegn language classes.

Gone are the cumbersome tape recorders. Students now can respond to verbal prompts from a CD on any computer, save their conversation as an MP3 file, and upload to Moodle for grading.

Advantages include the ability for students to work from home, a friendly interface, and conversational format. Not to mention the fact that the software is FREE.

To visit the Audacity homepage, click here.

To visit the Moodle homepage, click here.

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