Three steps Human Resources and Learning & Development professionals can take to identify language training needs through data analytics and close the language skills gap.
In the United States today, we are capable of meeting the needs of just four percent of the adult immigrants who need access to educational services. This is distressingly low, but there’s action we can take to address this issue and far better serve this population.
Live, online instruction has many benefits for learners. Chief among them, the fact that it can be even more accessible, and, therefore, more effective than in-person classes. In this post, we look at data from thousands of learners demonstrating exactly how effective virtual live instruction can be.
Video conferencing software has made enormous strides in the last few years, and most people probably have encountered multiple applications that can easily facilitate virtual, face-to-face conversations with friends, family, and colleagues from phones or computers. In the “olden days”–that is, even just three or four years ago–tools like Skype or Google Hangouts would crash, …
Last week I joined Kaplan’s Trending in Education Podcast to discuss Voxy’s approach to teaching English to non-native speakers, using technology to improve learning outcomes, and how applicable lessons I learned from experiences teaching english to non-native speakers might be to the broader space of online learning end education. Listen to the episode here.
In general, there is evidence that technology can provide educational opportunities to people who would otherwise not have them, which is going to have an enormous impact on the lives of millions. However, the online courses we offer still tend to be replicas of their face-to-face counterparts, and we are not nearly as innovative or disruptive as we could be when it comes to instructional design. Perhaps part of the problem is that we are not harnessing the power that technology-driven instruction can bring to learning science.
Recently, we were honored to have a delegation from the South Korean Ministry of Education at Voxy’s headquarters. Comprised of educators, ministry officials, school system administrators, and research fellows collaborating to build an online, open secondary school, it was a treat to host a workshop for the delegation on how to use technology to improve learning outcomes.
We are excited to report that Voxy has recently released a user-friendly administrative and reporting dashboard—the Command Center—that lets our clients easily and quickly generate, sort, filter, and analyze the data produced by their students. Learn how this tool offers insight into what learners are doing to improve both immediate outcomes and future decisions and how it helps harness the potential of technology to change the way we think about language learning.
Sonia Reiterman (HR Director at TMF) and Dr. Katie Nielson (Chief Education Officer at Voxy) discuss how TMF is improving English proficiency with Voxy and how to implement an effective workplace language learning program.
Now more than ever, the education industry is focused on “gamification,” or creating learning activities from games. But many of the things that make playing a game fun are the same factors that make language learning hard. Let’s explore several ways game and language application designers can bridge this gap.