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Information and Communications Technology Council using OWL

Canada's Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has selected OWL for their Workshops Online
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New Language Testing Software a Win-Win for Students & Faculty

The Department of Modern Languages at the College of Staten Island recently implemented new oral OWL Testing Software. The platform is now being used by more than 800 CSI students for all proficiency levels of French, Spanish, and Italian. There are also plans for the Department to employ the software for the assessment of Mandarin Chinese and Basic Arabic later this semester.
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OWL version 3.6.10

This release helps users to improve the reliability of student response, improves the efficiency of online test administration, and improve the test authoring and editing functions.
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Pittsburgh Public Schools World Language Competition

District-wide PALS Competition reaches 1392 Students, 18 Different Schools, 47,806 Practice Activities, in 2 Weeks
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Poudre selects OWL

Poudre School District selects OWL Testing Software for Foreign Language Students
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Lewis University Chooses OWL Testing Software

Lewis University Chooses OWL Testing Software for Web-Based Foreign Language Proficiency Testing
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Cheating? Everyone Used to Do It!

Cheating? Everyone Used to Do It!

Cheating? Everyone Used to Do It! | A discussion of how online testing software can improve testing integrity | Just look up the topic of “cheating on tests” on the internet and you might be surprised find thousands of links—everything from studies showing the widespread prevalence of cheating to tips for students on how to cheat! Most of the methods for cheating have been around for a long time and are well known—such as crib sheets, passing down tests from student to student and year to year, or simply looking on someone else’s paper. Nowadays, students are finding new and unintended uses for modern technology in their quest to pass courses the easy way.
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OWL version 3.6.9

OWL version 3.6.9.0 offers enhancements for all users.
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The Language of Climate Change

The Language of Climate Change

Making the case for climate change reform in a common language | Many think tanks and non-governmental organizations in the United States and Europe wield multi million-dollar budgets with the aim of reducing environmental degradation and climate change on a global scale. Yet very few of these institutions offer materials in the foreign languages spoken by corporate leaders, civil servants, and citizens' groups in countries the expected to make changes in environmental policy.
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OWL version 3.6

Highlights Include Support for Safari, Recording of Oral Comments and Feedback on Assessments, and Flash-Based Practice Activity Modules
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