About "Dialogue Nibelung" program«Dialogue NIBELUNG» - a software product designed to transform a computer classroom into interactive multimedia environment and language lab. The program offers advanced features for managing multimedia and web-based resources and can be used for teaching a wide range of subjects.
Software "Dialogue NIBELUNG» can be effectively used for:
- foreign language teaching;
- improvement of speech;
- learning the computer technologies, for example, work with office software;
- teaching general subjects;
- management of computer classroom.
Software "Dialogue NIBELUNG»:
- it allows the teacher to maximize study time and give impetus to the process of learning;
- training sessions will be enriched by multimedia content without the need for additional equipment;
- will give students more material to learning and expand the range of materials for independent work (including due to the controlled use of web pages);
- allow students to communicate with the teacher, without disturbing others;
- provide teachers with the necessary tools for effective interactive communication with students (sending short messages, chat sessions, listening, dialogue);
- through automatic updates via the Internet, software is always modern and versatile learning tool and the embodiment of the wishes of teachers.
The program uses a local area network for communication between computers class. Audio and video materials can transmit through the local network, full control of student&s personal computers is made from the teacher&s workplace. Software "Dialogue NIBELUNG» can be used in wireless networks and Wi-Fi. This is just software solution that is easy to install and configure, this requires no additional hardware. When you purchase software, you will receive a unique key on the number of licenses (according to the number of computers in the computer lab).
An integral part of the software product "Dialogue NIBELUNG» is the testing system - a special application for creating and editing tests, conducting tests and analyzing the results. The test questions can use images, audio and video materials, internet materials.
The program allows you to create different types of questions:
- choose the correct answer;
- select multiple correct answers;
- establish the accordance;
- arrange in certain order;
- insert missing words;
- write a text response from the keyboard;
- record a voice reply.
Creating a test, the teacher can:
- set a time limit to answer the question;
- limit the time for passing the test;
- specify the complexity of the issue in points;
- set maximum score.
Manage students& computers
Manage students& computers is carried out directly via a graphical interface. A graphical representation of the class can be modified in accordance with the actual location of work places with the ability to quickly change the size and relative position of the working places of students using the mouse. additional graphics can be added for greater clarity of class plan. Standard window to view and edit document properties, is similar with Microsoft Office. The user configures the interface by tool panels with variable appearance and customizable menu.
Each operation can be activated for an individual student&s module, group of students or the entire class simultaneously. The teacher has complete control of PCs pupils from his workplace: the interception of management, launch applications, input locking, power management, control the use of web pages as training materials, control the running programs, the editor of the list of permitted and prohibited programs, editing the shortcuts of programs launch, automatic monitoring of the students& computers, view thumbnails of selected or all students.
"Transfer Screen" mode the computers of students shows the image of the teacher screen or a selected student. Tool "pen" allows you to draw on top of the image on the computer screen to explain or highlight information.
When you start the registration of those who is present at the lesson, the following window will appear on monitors student computers in which they confirm their presence and, if necessary, may enter his name. After the registration process with the teacher&s screen will appear with the results.
Interaction with students
Connected students can work individually, in pairs and in groups (up to 10 groups at the same time). The teacher can listen to the selected student&s work, couples or groups. In the "Conversation" mode teacher can start communicating with the selected students, pair or group. In the "Run of program" mode teacher runs the program for a selected group or the entire class. In the "Record" teacher writes the selected student&s microphone, groups or the entire class on the hard drive of computers of students and teachers in WAV or MP3 formats. In addition, the teacher can record their conversation with students (simultaneous recording of the teacher and student microphones). In the "Message" mode the teacher and the student can exchange instant text messaging. Chat session can be started for the selected group. In "Self-learning" mode, students work independently with different files and can record their voice.
Work in groups and pairs
At the moment, there are 8 different tasks: self-study, discussion, screen transfer, internet, work with files, testing and operation of multimedia sources. The teacher can combine them in any combination depending on the needs and in accordance with the lesson developed plan.
The teacher can organize students into groups (up to ten groups at the same time) and pairs (within the group), form a pair of students a variety of ways: on a random basis, at the choice of the teacher or the students themselves. Make a common challenge for all students, listening and dialogue with selected students, pair or group; record conversations; transfer the different audio information and any files for individual students and groups to further the work.
The use of the audio materials
The program allows you to simultaneously use up to 10 audio sources, including several sound cards or more embedded CD-drives.
To listen to students on a local network, a variety of audio signals can be transferred: audio files, tracks from the CD-ROM drive, line-in of sound card, microphone of teacher or of the selected student. Audio materials from any external source connected to the input of the sound card in the computer of the teacher, can be digitized and stored for further work. When training in a group, the teacher can use a CD-ROM with training materials, running the one track for each group.
The use of video materials
The teacher can broadcast the video from his computer and manage the broadcast as a conventional tape recorder, such as make pause, rewind, set bookmarks, "loop" segment. You can show any video files, external sources such as a VCR or document camera, as well as videos from YouTube. Program does not require any additional software or hardware to send the video.
Built-in video converter allows you to digitize video material for later use.
There is screen transfer, as a teacher and any student, for example, if a student has prepared any message or wants to show its results. Students will be able to see the material in front of them. This allow them to see the small lettering. During the broadcast "pen" is available with which you can highlight important information on the screen.
The teacher can record the broadcast of his screen or student screen and use it as a normal video file, for example, play for the other students.
Digital recorder of student
Graphical interface of student module eliminates the intervention of students in system&s work. Only the teacher can decide about independent work of students with digital recorders. The digital recorder allows the student to play audio and video files of all popular formats. Digital recorder has functions of a conventional tape recorder - playing, recording, replay, etc. In addition, the digital recorder allows the student to control the playback speed of the sound file.
In the "Self-learning" mode the student can select a file from the list proposed by the teacher, create bookmarks to listen to a file from moment marked on the track. Students can record their voice, listen, compare their record with the sample track and visually see the difference thanks to the graphic display of audio, as well as add or edit subtitles for recording.
On the client module, each student has a button "Call the teacher" to refer the student to the teacher and the "Message" button to send the teacher a question in the text form
The teacher can distribute files for independent work at home, as well as collect files (tasks) prepared by the students. Homework are given to group of students or individually. Information (contains who, when he got a task, and when he done it) saves automatically.
Training with "Dialogue NIBELUNG» software continues outside the classroom. Students can use the digital recorder, testing system for homework or self-study system.
The teacher can also use a digital recorder, testing system and designer of tests outside the classroom to prepare for classes, or check the students& works.