Dr. Katharine Nielson—Chief Education Officer at Voxy—discusses what it means to become truly fluent in a new language and how to set appropriate goals based on the real-world needs of your business and your learners.
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, …
Quality Training Solutions (QTS) is one of the leading business education and training providers in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. In Vietnam, their English language training program—powered by Voxy—is helping countless professionals across a variety of organizations advance their careers and improve their lives.
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.
Introducing the Voxy Channel Partner Program. With more than four million people across more than 150 countries having used Voxy to learn English, we’re excited to bring new partners on board to extend English language instruction to even more people across the globe.
Dr. Katie Nielson, Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, asks if online collaboration may in fact be an impediment to achieving language learning outcomes. With the recent proliferation of online learning, it’s a fascinating question for anyone in education or corporate learning and development. Read this article recently published in Language Magazine.
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.