ERIC Number: ED388264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Knowledge-based Multimedia System to Support the Teaching and Learning of Chinese Characters.
Ki, W.; And Others
A current project is underway to develop a multimedia system that would support the teaching and learning of Chinese characters, as well as provide a platform for conducting research into the cognitive aspects of Chinese language acquisition. Although the number of commonly used Chinese characters amounts to thousands, there are many structural commonalities and regularities among the characters. One of the objectives in developing the system is to build a knowledge-base representing the structural features of and relationships among Chinese characters, where these structures can be made more explicit and explorable to the learner. The computer, with its interactive graphic ability, can provide a medium where character structures can be presented with flexible highlights directing learners' attention to various components; it can also provide a variety of activities where the learner can practice disassembling and assembling logographic components of Chinese characters. It is envisaged that through interactions with such environments, the learner would be able to develop a structural understanding about Chinese characters and acquire effective strategies for learning them. (Contains 17 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1994. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 94--World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 25-30, 1994); see IR 017 359.