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Unintended Consequences: Is Digital Collaboration Actually Impeding Language Learning Outcomes?

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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.

Parents Are Key to Success for Young English Learners

Voxy’s Dr. Katie Nielson recently wrote an op-ed that was published by The 74, an online education-focused publication. Dr. Nielson takes on the very timely challenge of educating young recent immigrants in English. Here is a short excerpt: Like any student group with additional needs, English learners can achieve academically with access to sufficient resources …

[Video] Innovation in Edtech

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a panel discussion on trends in Education Technology. The panel was comprised of participants from four different companies focused on different aspects of technology-mediated instruction, including one using compression technology to make streaming videos accessible in low-bandwidth areas, one that created a tool to …

Building an Effective Workplace English Program—It’s Easier Than You Think!

Learning and development is only one of the many competing priorities that Human Resources (HR) managers face. Fortunately, though, there are some easy-to-follow guidelines that can help HR professionals assess the quality of their current English training programs and, if necessary, bring in more effective, efficient, and innovative tools to help their employees develop their language skills.

It’s Just Like Riding a Bike

By Dr. Katharine B. Nielson – Usually, when I tell people that learning a language is learning a skill, like cooking or surfing, I get nods of understanding. That seems to make sense, intuitively. And then when I go on to say that, because those are skills, they require copious amounts of practice and individualized …

Produção Escrita em Aulas de Idiomas

Por Dra. Katharine B. Nielson – Uma das perguntas que mais ouço de professores durante a implantação de cursos de idiomas online é como estruturar a comunicação entre as pessoas. Eles perguntam porque a observação empírica sobre ensino à distância confirma que o engajamento dos alunos é condicionado ao sentimento de pertencer a um grupo. …

Em quanto tempo se aprende um idioma?

Por Dra. Katharine B. Nielson – Uma das perguntas que eu mais escuto é: quanto tempo demora para se aprender um novo idioma? E embora essa resposta nem sempre agrade a todos, sou obrigada a dizer que depende. Não existe uma resposta fácil para essa pergunta. O aprendizado de um novo idioma depende de muitos …