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ERIC Number: ED343433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Improving Teacher-Prepared Computer Software for Better Language Teaching/Learning.
Rhodes, Frances Gates
A study is reported that examined the relative effectiveness of four computer-assisted-instruction (CAI) manners of presentation and response for teaching irregular verbs to English/Spanish bilingual students in South Texas. Each of 4 types of CAI presentation gave the same 46 selected irregular verbs in context to fifth-graders in 4 subject groups for seven 55-minute periods. The manner of presentation included the following: visual only, visual plus emphasis (enhanced, highlighted text), visual plus kinesthetic (multiple choice format), and visual plus emphasis plus kinesthetic. Findings suggest that the visual plus kinesthetic or the visual plus emphasis approaches are the most effective. The results illustrate simple, easily programmable ways for language teachers at all levels to improve and enhance teacher-prepared computer software in a low-cost manner. Contains 5 references. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A