This is an update to our previous post, RIA Audio Playback Problems Reported by Users, regarding a software bug in a newly released version of Adobe Flash Player that had been causing users to experience problems with the playback of their RIAs.
Users of Conversations, Audio Dropbox, and Video Dropbox have reported hearing audio that either sounds garbled or extremely fast when being played. We've learned that this is being caused by a bug in the latest release of Flash. Adobe is working to fix the problem (which is affecting not just RIAs but similarly coded applications worldwide), but in the meantime CLEAR has identified a couple of workarounds. Thanks for your patience!
Take a moment to reflect on your language class. What do in-class activities look like? What activities do students do outside of class? And if your class is a communicative one, is there real communication happening in all of those activities? In this article, we will describe how to implement a flipped communicative language class, one that represents a conceptual departure from traditional language classes. Flipped classes empower students, putting them at the helm of their own learning. However, implementing these classes can be challenging. Below we explain what a flipped class is, how flipped communicative language classes work, and the benefits of flipping classes. Finally, we discuss some technological considerations and give some tips for flipping classes
World Languages Day is a free, all-day conference for high school students, teachers, and parents. Participants can choose from over 90 sessions on language, culture, globalization, and general information about Michigan State University.
Click below to view the slides from our 2014 ACTFL conference presentation, which introduced attendees to some of CLEAR's Rich Internet Applications.
CLEAR’s directors and staff are delighted to announce that CLEAR has been granted Title VI Language Resource Center funding from the US Department of Education for a sixth funding cycle, which will run through September 2018.