The leading Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) selected
Vista Higher Learning, a specialized educational publisher of world
language materials, as a finalist in its 2014 CODiE Awards. SIIA
nominated Aventuras Chat Tools for Best Collaboration Solution for
Students in the Education category. The award recognizes the best online
system designed to provide social learning, collaboration, and education
community support for PK-12 or postsecondary students.
About Aventuras Chat ToolsWith Virtual and Partner Chat
Tools integrated within Visa Higher Learning's innovative learning
management system, Supersite, students and teachers can collaborate
beyond the classroom, any time. Virtual Chat helps students develop
language skills via simulated conversations with native speakers.
Pre-recorded prompts expose learners to a variety of authentic accents
and help them prepare for real-time chats. For live practice, students
can use Partner Chat Tools to pair up for oral language learning. Using
these web-based video, audio and text chat tools, students have extended
practice opportunities and face-to-face collaboration. The chat
interface lets students see who's online and invite an activity partner.
They can record and play back their session unlimited times before
submitting it for online grading. As a resut, students build confidence
while learning at their own pace.
Kurt Gerdenich, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Technology
says, "We sincerely thank the Software Information Industry
Association (SIIA) and its membership for nominating us as a CODiE award
finalist. To be chosen once again among so many dynamic and important
companies further strengthens our mission to be the leading educational
innovator for language teachers and learners."
To learn more about Supersite Aventuras Chat Tools, visit http://vistahigherlearning.com/new-supersite/chat.
About Vista Higher LearningAs an independent publisher
focused exclusively on world languages, Vista Higher Learning creates
superior quality programs that boldly integrate text, technology, and
authentic media. Founded in 2000, the privately owned company is
committed to elevating the teaching and learning of French, Italian,
Spanish, and German to help people communicate fluidly across languages
and cultures. For more detail, visit http://vistahigherlearning.com/about.
About SIIASIIA is the principal trade association for the
software and digital content industries worldwide. Its Education
Division serves and represents more than 200 companies that provide
technologies to address educational needs. The CODiE Awards remain the
only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software
industries so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market
validation for a product's innovation, vision, and overall industry
impact. For more detail, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/about.asp.
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