ERIC Number: ED311739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-27
Reference Count: N/A
The Multi-Language Multi-Media Courseware Authoring and Delivering System. Final Report.
Comptek Co., Springfield, NJ.
The development of a multi-media, multi-language authoring and student use system for second language instruction is described. The system uses a microcomputer and monitor, off-shelf voice peripheral device, microphone, speaker, and over 40,000 lines of courseware. It allows an author or teacher to compose courseware and present it to the students. The courseware can control the sequence of presentation depending on the student's response and data accumulated during the course. The author's interface with the system is menu-driven and screen-oriented. Courseware can be prepared and presented in English, Chinese, or Japanese and in text, graphics, or voice. The system has access to over 3,000 Chinese and Japanese Kanji characters. It was field tested by professors for first-year Chinese courses for college students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Authoring Aids (Programing), Chinese, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, English, Higher Education, Ideography, Japanese, Material Development, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Comptek Co., Springfield, NJ.