ERIC Number: ED234752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Software for Teaching German: An Evaluation.
This report examines the strengths and weaknesses of the following 12 microcomputer programs: (1) Language Teacher Series: TRS-80; (2) Language Teacher Series: Atari; (3) Apfeldeutsch; (4) Author I; (5) Dasher; (6) The Definite Article; (7) Flashcard; (8) German Packages I, II, and III; (9) German Vocabulary Builder; (10) The Linguist; (11) Micro-Deutsch; and (12) Voice Recognition. An introductory discussion describes the development of the software evaluation criteria used, which were subsequently embodied in an evaluation form addressing 46 specific program features. The evaluation results presented, with commentary, for each of the 12 programs focus on program features which involve content, support materials, presentation, stimulation of student interest, and utilization of computer techniques. Overall evaluation in these areas is summarized first, along with a listing of level, system requirements, price and source. Appendices include the identification of technical flaws in specific programs, the evaluation criteria form for review of foreign language microcomputer teaching programs, a glossary, a list of German programs not evaluated and programs for other foreign languages, and a five-page bibliography. (LMM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Software Evaluation
Note: Requirements for Doctor of Arts, Syracuse University.