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Heather Bonikowski — Austin Community College

The Voiceboard, Share It!, and video-embedding features in iLrn increase student engagement, and promote exercising oral and aural modalities while integrating authentic communication and realia.

I am currently an Adjunct Professor of French at Austin Community College. Before that, I taught French, Spanish, Italian, and English Language Arts at public high school, private K-12, community college, and four-year university.

I've been using iLrn since 2012. Using the integrated media features in the iLrn course website and the customization tools that facilitate adding rich media, in 2013 I created an online five-skills French curriculum for ACC. The Voiceboard, Share It!, and video-embedding features in iLrn increase student engagement, and promote exercising oral and aural modalities while integrating authentic communication and realia.

Beginning in fall 2013 we offered this course to students, and it has been very success-ful. I also use the iLrn rich media resources in my face-to-face classes. Video and au-dio are integrated into every class, and into nearly every homework assignment, ful-filling the promise of a five-skills language class, where listening, speaking, and cul-ture are not overshadowed by reading and writing skills.

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