Tag Archives: Katie Nielson

Voxy Goes (Back) to the White House!

Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine B. Nielson, PhD, was invited back to the White House last month to participate in an event called English for All: Technology in English, now in its second year. Voxy was one of just five private-sector organizations represented; others included Newsela, Global English, Voice of America’s Learning English and Digital Promise.

When Pronunciation Isn’t Enough: Teaching Comprehension

Today we conclude our language learning video series with Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine Nielson, who has been answering all your nitty-gritty questions about how people learn languages. One of the most common language learning exercises is to read a text-based resource, but as instructors we often make the mistake of focusing primarily on …

The Best and Worst Ways to Provide Feedback to Learners

Today we bring you the latest segment in a video series by Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine Nielson, who’s answering all your nitty-gritty questions about how people learn languages. As a language instructor, when and how should you be offering your learners corrective feedback? And what’s the worst thing you can do when a …

What We Know for Sure About Using Technology for Language Instruction

Today our video series continues with Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine Nielson, who’s answering all your nitty-gritty questions about how people learn languages. When new technology appears in the education space, instructors often scramble to get their hands on the hottest new tools for their classrooms—but technology isn’t always the answer. In this video, …

Timothy Murray Joins Voxy’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman

Voxy brings a seasoned education technology executive on board to help expand into new global markets Voxy is pleased to announce that Timothy L. Murray will join its board of directors as Executive Chairman. “I’m thrilled to welcome Tim to the Voxy team,” said Voxy CEO Paul Gollash. “When I met Tim during his tenure …

Should language learners try to sound like native speakers?

Today we bring you the latest segment in a video series by Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine Nielson, who’s answering all your nitty-gritty questions about how people learn languages. When teaching and learning a second language, we often look to the native speaker as the ultimate model, but is this a reasonable goal? Most …

Voxy's Totally Unique Approach to Language Learning

Voxy recently received a patent for its innovative approach to language learning, but why is this so important and what makes Voxy’s approach different from other methodologies? Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine B. Nielson, breaks it down for us. VOXY: What does this patent mean for Voxy? KBN: One of the things that makes …

New Units for Architecture, Communication and Design Professionals

We’re excited to announce that we have recently released three new units for students and professionals in creative fields: Architecture, Communication and Design. The Architecture, Communication and Design units are available to Voxy learners of all proficiency levels, and adapt in difficulty based on individual needs. These units offer practice activities and lessons specifically geared …

Voxy Patents Innovative Approach to Second Language Learning

Voxy is proud to announce that it has received a patent for its innovative method of identifying the most appropriate keywords in a text-based resource for second language learning. “We are thrilled to have patented our unique approach to materials creation,” said Katie Nielson, Voxy’s Chief Education Officer. “By combining our efficient, customized keyword extraction …

Voxy goes to the White House!

Earlier this month, Voxy’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Katharine B. Nielson, PhD, was one of four experts invited to speak at the White House as part of a brand new event called Technology in English. Also presenting were Greg Kessler, Professor and Director of the Language Resource Center at Ohio University; Lewis Johnson, Alelo cofounder; …