ERIC Number: ED374783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Konichi Wa: Japanese Videodisc Evaluation Report.
Eastmond, Nick; And Others
"Konichi-Wa" is designed to teach Japanese language and culture via a multimedia videodisc, a teacher's guide, and supplemental cultural materials. Its objectives are to provide a learning experience for children in grades K-6 with instruction from a regular classroom teacher who has little or no formal language instruction training in foreign languages. During the winter quarter of the 1993-94 school year, the Instructional Product Evaluation class from Utah State University was asked to participate in the evaluation of "Konichi Wa." The purpose of this study was to provide formative evaluation findings to be incorporated into producing the next language videodisc package, the Chinese-Korean videodisc. The evaluation procedure was divided into two approaches: to determine if the materials functioned as intended and to determine how effective the materials are when used in a classroom. The results of the evaluation are presented in the following categories: teaching materials; videodisc; cultural materials; and on-site visit. Findings showed that this approach to teaching foreign languages has received enthusiastic implementation and the videodisc works as intended. Included in the appendixes are the full evaluation reports from each component and the evaluation instruments. (JLB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Material Evaluation, Japanese, Multimedia Instruction, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Videodisks
Worldwide Education & Research Institute, 2315 Stringham Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84109.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World-Wide Education and Research Inst., Salt Lake City, UT.