The Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon has just opened a new website called ANVILL (A National Virtual Language Lab). Basically, it's a course management system (like our "ella"), with built in support for oral language learning. For example, it includes 4-way video chatting, "voiceboards" (voice-based discussion boards), and assessment and lesson-authoring with multimedia prompts. Sounds great, right? I wish these features were built into ella!
They are seeking 100 language teachers to participate in pilot testing the site and for now are making it freely available to these users:
I'm looking forward to checking it out!