|WHAT?||AVISPA! is an advanced drill system for Spanish that focuses on teaching students how to conjugate verb forms and helps teachers pinpoint drill issues for individuals or classes.|
|WHY?||While there are existing drill systems centered to teaching Spanish, few exist with a focus on conjugated verb drills - and of those few none had the reporting features or functionality that was needed.|
|HOW?||Funding for the AVISPA! project is due to a technology grant from the Associated Colleges of the South and the University of the South's Instructional Technology department.|
|WHEN?||AVISPA! was developed over a three month period in The University of the South's Academic Technology Center. The beta version was rolled out to a select group of students in September of 2003. Fall semester testing has brought an overwhelming positive response from both instructors and students.|
We have divided this pictoral demonstration into two categories - one from
a student's perspective
(we also give you a log in and password into a real class for some hands-on examples)
and one from an administrator's (professor's) perspective.
After you've taken the brief tours above, we invite you to explore the student-side of the system yourself.
Log into our live server, located at http://avispa.sewanee.edu,
click the 'log in' button on the left and use the following name and password:
This is only a small portion of AVISPA! - much of its functionality is containted
in the Administrative sections
where drills are formed and results collected.
To see a small sample of what the system can do on the administrative side,
click the 'Administrative Overview' link above.
CURRENT AVISPA STATUS: We are prepping AVISPA for the Spring Semester
and moving the system from v1.00 BETA to v1.00.
Keep an eye out for changes come Feb., 2004!