ERIC Number: ED234647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language Teaching Programs for Microcomputers: A Volume of Reviews.
Culley, Gerald R., Ed.; Mulford, George W., Ed.
Teachers and supervisors of foreign language programs from 29 high schools in six states provide reviews of foreign language microcomputer courseware. Evaluations of the 25 programs for French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish are based on: (1) quality of content; (2) relevance to subject area; (3) suitability to computer medium; (4) appropriateness to target audience; (5) technical reliability; (6) ease of operation; (7) graphic design; (8) technical documentation; (9) content documentation; and (10) ease of content entry by instructor. Each criterion is rated on a scale of 0 to 5 (criterion not applicable to excellent). At least one, and usually two, signed narrative evaluations follow these ratings. Reviewers, while sharing a general dissatisfaction with the available courseware, feel microcomputer use is applicable to foreign language study. A list of evaluation criteria, reviewers, ordering information for the programs reviewed, and a list of organizations and resources for new materials, distributors and catalogues are provided. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark.
Identifiers: PF Project; Software Reviews
Note: Prepared by participants in the Summer Institute in Computer-Based Education for Foreign Language Teachers, June 28-July 23, 1982.