ERIC Number: ED376792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Tools for Language Programs. ICEM Technical Information Bulletin No. 19.
Bezard, M.; Bourguignon, C.
This overview of available technologies and how they can be used in teaching languages is divided into three sections. The first, "Multimedia Inputs," examines digitized multimedia tools and their role in language courses, electronic books, encyclopedias and dictionaries, and games, and takes a closer look at "unimedia" products and audiovisual materials. Tools for oral exercises are reviewed and some examples given, including a computer equipped with headset, microphone, and audio card; CD-ROM; and text, sound, and associated images. Discussion of reading on a computer screen covers electronic books, including books on CD-ROM, some of which can be edited on screen; hypermedia, encyclopedias, and dictionaries; learning by exercises, games, and animation; instructional computer software; educational television, including interactive compact disks (CD-Is), videodisks, and the computer and video. The second section, "Exchange Modes and Places," focuses on uses of communication media, such as long distance dialogs via teletext, electronic mail, and video letters, and the language room as a multimedia resource center providing access to new technologies as well as traditional resources. Under the heading "Methods and Choices," the third section provides guidelines for organizing a language room, including preliminary questions, different starting modes, functioning, equipping a compatible PC, and equipping a Macintosh. (BBM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Courseware, Electronic Mail, Electronic Text, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Hypermedia, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Optical Data Disks, Second Language Instruction, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Educational Media, The Hague (Netherlands).