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CourseWorks Adds Wimba Voice Boards

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March 27, 2007. This semester, faculty and students in dozens of foreign language courses are using Horizon Wimba, a new voice tool that works seamlessly within the CourseWorks course management system.

Wimba's "voice boards" allow students and instructors to hold audio- and text-based conversations within CourseWorks. Wimba extends classroom instruction by providing more opportunities for students to listen and respond to spoken language and to practice their own pronunciation and speaking fluency in the target language.

For questions on implementing Wimba in a language course, contact voiceboards@columbia.edu or Bill Koulopoulos at the Language Resource Center (vk169@columbia.edu).