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Mobile Versions of the SpeakApps Tools

We are pleased to announce the beginning of the pilot phase of mobile-compatible versions of the Langblog and Tandem tools. Our Moodle platform has also been upgraded to a version which is designed to work on mobile devices. At the moment, this means that Langblog, Tandem and our Moodle classrooms should work inside browsers on mobile devices. Browser-independent apps for different mobile devices are also in development and should be available in the near future.

Please note that these mobile versions are in the pilot phase and are in constant development. We welcome your collaboration in this effort and invite comments … Continue Reading

Langblog, per a l’aprenentatge de llengües i més

La consultora de català de la UOC Dolors Siles va participar en la celebració del Dia Europeu de les Llengües amb SpeakApps el passat 26 de setembre. Concretament, va compartir amb els assistents la seva experiència en l’ús de Langblog a les seves classes. No vam dubtar a demanar-li que ens en fes cinc cèntims davant la càmera. A continuació us n’oferim el resultat:

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Video recording, sharing and comments in a few clicks

Langblog is another of the online free tools developed by Speakapps to promote oral production among language students. In this case, it allows to easily record audio and video blog posts that automatically are available online to be commented either by the teacher or by fellow classmates.

You can find more information about how Langblog works in the short video below.

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Along with other SpeakApps tools, Langblog will be available to be experienced by those attending the local workshops offered on 26 September in all partner universities to celebrate the European Day of Languages. … Continue Reading

Pilot met LANGblog in Groningen. LANGblog tool pilot study in Groningen

photo_postdutch_langblog_pilotIn het voorjaar van 2011 heeft het Talencentrum van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen drie pilots uitgevoerd met LANGblog. Het audioblog is getest door cursisten Nederlands van drie cursussen op B2- en C1-niveau. De overgrote meerderheid was erg enthousiast over LANGblog waarmee ze hun mondelinge productie buiten de cursus om mee konden verbeteren.

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In the spring of 2011 the University of Groningen piloted LANGblog in three of its Dutch language courses. Although the use wasn’t obligatory, the overall majority of students used the tool and found it very useful for improving … Continue Reading

Comunicant SpeakApps. Disseminating SpeakApps

e-learncenterEl passat mes de febrer es va presentar el projecte SpeakApps a l’e-Learn Center de la UOC, el centre de recerca, innovació i formació de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). A aquesta acció li va seguir un taller pràctic per a professors de la UOC de llengua catalana amb l’objectiu d’apropar el Langblog, una de les eines que proposa SpeakApps per millorar l’ensenyament d’una llengua extrangera. Si vols més información sobre aquesta eina, no et perdis aquest vídeo.

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A presentation on SpeakApps was made at the UOC eLearn … Continue Reading