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March 2014: MOOC version of Shaping the Way We Teach English Begins on April 7

Shaping the Way We Teach EnglishANVILL-using teachers may be interested in an upcoming MOOC entitled Shaping the Way We Teach English, which is being offered for free by the US Dept. of State and the University of Oregon beginning April 7.

May 2013: Five Ways You Might Use ANVILL

This informal webinar with ANVILL Project Manager, Jeff Magoto, is aimed at those new to ANVILL. It discusses the background of the software and several use cases. Each of the core speech tools is explained and illustrated: Voiceboard, TCast, the Media templates, and Quizzes and Surveys. 

The audience for this was participants in an online class for EFL teachers, offered by the American English Institute's eLearning Program.

Click the link below to open the recording.

March 2013: Task Types in ANVILL (a webcast)

ANVILL Task TypesSponsored by the U.S. State Department's E-Teacher Scholarship Program, the University of Oregon's American English Institute offers online professional development  to more than 1500 EFL teachers around the world annually.

November 2012: ANVILL 2 "early adopters" wanted

Over the past 4 years we've tried to learn from ANVILL-using teachers: the wide range of materials and lessons they create, the different uses and strategies they employ for media-based materials, the tools that  seem to matter most, and, of course, their level of satisfaciton with ANVILL.

June 2012: ANVILL Internationally (webcast)

It's always gratifying (and humbling) when we get to share ANVILL with colleagues around the world.

This term the University of Oregon's American English Institute is offering 3 sections of Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web to 75 EFL educators in more than 25 different countries. The team teaching the course invited ANVILL Project Manager, Jeff Magoto, to introduce how ANVILL is being used internationally.

April 2012: Authoring with ANVILL, pt.2

VoiceBoards Directions

At the end of March ANVILL project manager Jeff Magoto and his Yamada Language Center colleagues Bené Santos and Sarah Foroughifar gave a four-hour workshop on Authoring with ANVILL at the annual TESOL conference in Philadelphia.

February 2012: Authoring with ANVILL

Feb 22 webcastANVILL Project Manager Jeff Magoto recently did a webcast on Authoring with ANVILL for participants at the Educause West/Southwest Regional Conference in Portland, Oregon. This presentation focuses on ANVILL's tools for creating a variety of speech-based tasks.

November 2011: Real Time Exchanges

Voicepals and other possibilitiesFor a week in November, ANVILL project manager Jeff Magoto got to work with 50 EFL teachers from around the world participating in the University of Oregon's online course Building Teaching Skills Through the Interactive Web

September 2011: ANVILL in the News

ANVILL is featured in this month's edition of IT Connections, an online and print publication of the  University of Oregon's Information Services department. In addition, ANVILL project manager Jeff Magoto has a short article about the possibilities for lesson authoring and language exchanges using ANVILL in the most recent ATJO newsletter (Association for Teachers of Japanese in Oregon), p. 10-13.

May 2011: Exchanges that Work (screencast added)

May WebinarANVILL gives your students a platform for speech-based activities that go well beyond the classroom. Today's session will focus on what language instructors do to make those exchanges meaningful and lasting. Our guests will be, Melanie Williams, Senior Instructor of French at the University of Oregon, and Kazuko Page, head of the Japanese Language and Cultural Studies Program at Grant High School in Portland, OR.

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