ERIC Number: ED356619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-10
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Programmed Chinese Language Materials. Final Report.
MacDonald, William L.
A project to convert part of a Chinese language course ("Standard Chinese: A Modular Approach") to the PLATO computerized teaching system is reported. The project involved: (1) transcribing all the first sequence audiotapes for the first six instructional modules (these tapes present the material of each lesson); (2) rewriting the lesson management system or student router; (3) conversion of the audio materials, transfer of English text to the computer, writing/converting tape exercises, creating and adding graphics, and integration and debugging; (4) development of reading materials; (5) adaptation of tests and production of accompanying audio disks; (6) integration and modification of materials developed in an earlier project; and (7) evaluation and testing of the completed materials. The procedures used are outlined and results are discussed. Budget and staffing are also described. Materials appended to the report include: a diagram of a PLATO keyboard; menus for the new lesson management system; screen pages presenting the initial exchange in lesson two of the biographic information module (comprehension); and screen pages for production of the initial exchange in lesson two of the biographic information module. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.