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2008

Instructional technology

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Digital Recordings And Assessment: An Alternative For Measuring Oral Proficiency, Peter B. Swanson, Patricia Early Jan 2008

Digital Recordings And Assessment: An Alternative For Measuring Oral Proficiency, Peter B. Swanson, Patricia Early

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

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Technology For Oral Assessment, Patricia Early, Peter B. Swanson Jan 2008

Technology For Oral Assessment, Patricia Early, Peter B. Swanson

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

With recent developments in multimedia recording, researchers have begun to investigate the use of technology in oral proficiency assessment. This article addresses the benefits and ease of using seven different multimedia tools to assess P-16 students’ oral language proficiency and compares traditional methods of in-class oral language assessment to out-of-class recordings. Additionally, the authors discuss the potential benefits of using technology to lower students’ affective filter, to provide teachers with a digital portfolio of student progress, and to increase instructional and preparation time.