Multimedia language learning courseware: a design solution to the production of a series of CD-ROMs
Computers & Education Volume 32, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Multimedia software combining video, sound, pictures, text and feedback in an interactive environment is ideally suited for developing a foreign language skill, but is costly and time-consuming to produce. This paper describes the production and the learning rationale of a series of six multimedia CD-ROMs that develop the listening skills of learners of Business English. The problems of cost, time, and quality which were encountered in the production of multiple courseware are described. The programming solution to these problems is put forward. This involved the creation of tools which enabled the subject expert to have complete and direct control over the language learning material.
Brett, P.A. & Nash, M. (1999). Multimedia language learning courseware: a design solution to the production of a series of CD-ROMs. Computers & Education, 32(1), 19-33. Elsevier Ltd.