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ANVILL-Classic is Now Archived:

September-November 2015: MOOC versions of Shaping the Way We Teach English Begin on Sept. 28 and Nov. 9

ANVILL-using teachers may be interested in an upcoming MOOC entitled Shaping the Way We Teach English, which is being offered for free by the US Department of State and the University of Oregon.

ANVILL Classic To Go Away on Sept 15, 2015

ANVILL-LTI replaces ANVILLTo our esteemed users of ANVILL:

October 2014: ANVILL Featured on Learning2gether

ANVILL project manager Jeff Magoto got to discuss both ANVILL 1 (what you see here) and the latest version (here) with the Webheads, an online community of practice for language teachers, in their weekly podcast, Learning2gether.

Here's a link to an archive of the broadcast:

November 2013: A 10-minute overview of how teachers use Voiceboards

A brief description of how Voiceboards works in ANVILL (on YouTube).

May 2013: Five Ways You Might Use ANVILL

This informal webinar with ANVILL Project Manager, Jeff Magoto, is aimed at those new to ANVILL. It discusses the background of the software and several use cases. Each of the core speech tools is explained and illustrated: Voiceboard, TCast, the Media templates, and Quizzes and Surveys. 

The audience for this was participants in an online class for EFL teachers, offered by the American English Institute's eLearning Program.

Click the link below to open the recording.

March 2013: Task Types in ANVILL (a webcast)

ANVILL Task TypesSponsored by the U.S. State Department's E-Teacher Scholarship Program, the University of Oregon's American English Institute offers online professional development  to more than 1500 EFL teachers around the world annually.

June 2012: ANVILL Internationally (webcast)

It's always gratifying (and humbling) when we get to share ANVILL with colleagues around the world.

This term the University of Oregon's American English Institute is offering 3 sections of Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web to 75 EFL educators in more than 25 different countries. The team teaching the course invited ANVILL Project Manager, Jeff Magoto, to introduce how ANVILL is being used internationally.

April 2012: Authoring with ANVILL, pt.2

VoiceBoards Directions

At the end of March ANVILL project manager Jeff Magoto and his Yamada Language Center colleagues Bené Santos and Sarah Foroughifar gave a four-hour workshop on Authoring with ANVILL at the annual TESOL conference in Philadelphia.

February 2012: Authoring with ANVILL

Feb 22 webcastANVILL Project Manager Jeff Magoto recently did a webcast on Authoring with ANVILL for participants at the Educause West/Southwest Regional Conference in Portland, Oregon. This presentation focuses on ANVILL's tools for creating a variety of speech-based tasks.

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