ERIC Number: ED382014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Designing Templates for Interactive Tasks in CALL Tutorials.
The development of templates for computer-assisted language learning (CALL) is discussed, based on experiences with primarily linear multimedia tutorial programs. Design of templates for multiple-choice questions and interactive tasks in a prototype module is described. Possibilities of enhancing interactivity by introducing problem-oriented elements into multiple-choice questions, and by designing multi-layered tasks, are also examined. The prototype was integrated as a model into a final year undergraduate course that aimed at the production of low-cost courseware by students with a view to counterbalancing reduced lecture time with tailor-made CALL modules. The question is raised as to what extent students themselves can be expected to design sophisticated innovative tasks and which pitfalls should be avoided. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Multimedia Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Problem Solving, Records (Forms), Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Task Analysis, Test Items, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of EUROCALL (Karlsruhe, Germany, 1994). Figures may not reproduce well.