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Voxy de camino: noticias desde TESOL 2019

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Throughout the year, Voxy attends dozens of events and conferences focused on developments in language learning. At our most recent stop, the 2019 TESOL International Convention, our Chief Education Officer Katie Neilson gave an exciting presentation on how Voxy personalizes language learning so both an engineer in Italy or a hotel receptionist in São Paulo can enjoy a tailored experience.

Voxy en SXSW EDU: El potencial de la tecnología para transformar la educación para los refugiados

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For the last six years, the number of refugees worldwide has increased, now surpassing 68 million people. Here, Dr. Katie Nielson recaps her insightful SXSW EDU 2019 panel discussion on this topic with other leaders from higher education and workforce development.

The Benefits of Live Instruction

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, …

¿Por qué no sabemos cuánto tiempo toma aprender algo?

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Existe evidencia de que, en general, la tecnología puede brindar oportunidades de estudio a quienes no podrían acceder a la educación de otra manera, lo cual tendrá un impacto enorme en la vida de millones de personas.  Sin embargo, los cursos en línea siguen siendo copias de las clases presenciales y, en cuanto al diseño instruccional, todavía podríamos ser mucho más innovadores y revolucionarios.  Quizás, parte del problema se deba a que no estamos aprovechando todo lo que la enseñanza impulsada por tecnología puede ofrecer a la ciencia del aprendizaje.

[Podcast] Language Learning and the E-Learning Landscape

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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.

Highlights from The South Korean Ministry of Education’s Visit to Voxy

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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.