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We're starting Week 2, but there's still time to join in the fun!
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Looks very interesting! I really wish I could join this, but I am preparing to present... 
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The journey to Japan to meet with Mr. yamada commences.
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Have a great trip, Jeff! It was good to see you at CALICO!
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The basis of our synchronous tools in ANVILL 2 (anvil.uoregon.edu/anvill7). It works. In Chrome.
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Had a chance to talk about how we use ANVILL Beta in the Selfstudy program at UO today in the NASILP conference in Arlington, VA.  I got a lot of nice comments (interface, ease of authoring, implementation of media), which is encouraging. Maybe the world, at least the language teaching world, does still need another course management tool.
ANVILL beta is a web-based application for language teachers, optimized for both desktop and mobile use. Creating and managing media-rich language lessons in ANVILL is simple and straightforward. Spoken language tasks can be integrated into any type of exercise, providing discussion and practice ...
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For those tracking our progress on ANVILL 2 …

We're testing our new version of ANVILL with about a half-dozen courses this term at UO, and so far it's holding up well.

But we're still making weekly changes, and the HTML 5 support for audio and video isn't there yet, so for iOS, or language programs that rely on TCasts or the Quiz tools in ANVILL 1, it will probably seem lacking in terms of technical capabilities. (You can create and edit lessons just fine on tablets and media playback works fine, but recordings will still have to be done on desktops).

The innovation, if I can call it that, is with our lesson layouts and capabilities. It's easy to create good-looking, nicely sequenced, media-rich lessons with student interactivity at just about any step of the way. They do their recordings in a new module we call "Student Responses", which can be implemented anywhere in a lesson (video can be done in iOS and a bandwidth intensive file upload). 

Our goal for a version with good documentation and full HTML 5 support is now late summer. If you don't mind working with beta software, you're more than welcome to create a Teacher's account at:
http://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill7/accounts

And you can see a sample course by enrolling into LT199 Prototype with this code: "lt199-proto". Feedback is most welcome!

--jeff
ANVILL beta is a web-based application for language teachers, optimized for both desktop and mobile use. Creating and managing media-rich language lessons in ANVILL is simple and straightforward. Like...
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So nice to hear from you Catur. You're most welcome to try out ANVILL with your students. It'll be interesting to see how well its streaming audio and video work for you.

Given the "beta" status of ANVILL 2, it might be better to explore ANVILL 1 more (that's the version we worked with in Eugene last year. (has it really been a year?

Best, Jeff
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+Helen Chu Congrats on the LMS announcement! Now, uh, implementation!
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Thanks, but the real congratulations goes to the +2,000 people who helped make the decision. They're all listed here: http://blogs.uoregon.edu/canvas/
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UO's first MOOC will focus on training English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. "Shaping the Way We Teach English" will be offered in two 5-week segments starting April 7. Co-developed by the US Department of State and the American English Institute (AEI) at UO, this MOOC is aimed at both pre-service and veteran language teachers working with students at all levels. The course will be team taught by AEI instructors Deborah Healey and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, and YLC director, Jeff Magoto.
Shaping the Way We Teach English, 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching is a free online class taught by of University of Oregon
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Hi Dana, It's an asynchronous course, lasting 5-weeks. There'll be at least on live meet up during week 3, but otherwise it's a "do it when you have a free moment" kind of thing. The cool part will be the chance to interact with language teachers from around the world. Should be v. interesting!
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This is fun. Is it for language learning?
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Yesterday was one of those I'm glad I live in Eugene, OR, I'm glad I work at UO I'm glad I was turned on to Macs a long time ago, and I'm glad I'm married to Diane kind of days.

Guy Kawasaki spoke here (hence my first post on G+). He was illuminating on the topic of "enchantment" in all that we do. He's mastered the art of being humbly brilliant.

While we may be very late to the game, the blogs.uoregon.edu site is up and running. At a panel discussion I go to hear from colleagues who are using it wisely and creatively: Andrew B ("it's UO's mission to transfer knowledge), Lori H (good, holistic approach to ePortfolios with Arts Admin Ss), Ron B (some great examples of inquiry-based learning with his Leadership classes in Business) and Iris B (an undergraduate whose work with Italian, music and media was inspiring)

A special dinner with Diane at the quintessential campus hangout, "The Glenwood" made for a nice interlude between Blogs and Guy.

And, this morning I wake up to…
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