NetSupport as a language lab
So our spanish language teachers decided that they wanted a language lab and after spending 10 months to do 2 days of research, they seem to almost know what a language lab is now.
Now it's my job to make their dreams come true and I'm discovering that these things cost shiny pennies. Then I noticed that the newest NetSupport School offers some language lab like features and I'm wondering if anyone has a school using them. I've played with the demo and it works, but seems to be a trifle limited (can't record all the students at once, can't setup chat sessions between groups of students).
Any recommendations or insights?
Apologies, I had included a link to the website but when I posted it did not remain a link, I work for Codework Limited and the product is called Soundbooth Plus, its a software based language lab which can be used over a school network by students and teachers or in self study mode in study areas, school libraries or even at home. Lessons can be accessed via VLE or on flash drives/Cd's
Teachers can listen into or speak directly to individuals or groups of students, we have recentl;y added drag and drop grouping with the ability for each student to record group audio. A new virtual keyboard is also available in multiple languages. An evaluation copy of the product is available via the Codework website.
I can understand you being cautious especially if you have been looking at hardware based language labs, we have an office on your side of the pond and the technical people there have been testing the product. <edited for unauthorised advertising - Dos_Box>