Computer Assisted Language Learning

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This page provides some general information about various software applications that are readily available for language teaching and learning. For a complete list of the software available on campus computers, visit the Lab Software Page. If you would like to have a particular software application installed, contact the Blume Center at blume-center@trincoll.edu

VoiceThread
VoiceThread allows instructors and students to easily integrate audio and video into their Moodle courses. For additional information on how to use these tools, visit some of the links below:

Note: Make sure you have the latest Flash plugin installed on your browser.

Hot Potatoes
The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications that allow instructors to easily develop interactive exercises with multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill activities. If you would like to learn more about this software, visit the tutorial page at http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/hotpot/tutorials6.htm

PhotoStory 3
This free Windows XP application allows you or your students to easily develop digital narratives. There are numerous online tutorials to get you started. Here is a particularly useful one: http://www.jakesonline.org/photostory.htm. The software is installed in the Blume Center computers and available online on the Microsoft website.

Skype
Skype is a free computer-mediated-communication system that allows you to contact any person around the world via text, voice, or video. The Blume Center computers have Skype installed to provide a convenient way for Trinity users to connect with friends and family. Additionally, Skype has launched an educational site at http://education.skype.com/ for instructors to set up exchanges with students from other countries.

Pixton
Pixton is a flash-based online comic tool that gives you and your students the ability to create sophisticated comics online. If you would like to create class projects, contact the Blume Center to get accounts for all your students.