A Web-Based Multimedia Instructional System for Language Learning
Miwha Lee, Aesun Yoon, Pusan National University of Education
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
A great amount of information is conveyed, during the communication, by means of verbal and non-verbal elements. The relationship of these various components is so pertinent and consistent that we might fail to converse if we cannot understand those non-verbal elements or use them appropriately (e.g., Bateson et al., 1981). Multimedia-based materials have a great potential to present both verbal and non-verbal elements and to combine them efficiently for language education. Moreover, the Internet has been increasingly utilized as an effective instructional tool for language learning, since the Web can become a multimedia-based content provider with versatility and interconnectedness (Harasim et al., 1996; Khan, 1997; McManus, 1995; Owston, 1997; Ritchie & Hoffman, 1996). The purpose of the present study was to design and develop a Web-based multimedia instructional system for French language learning. The instructional system was designed to encourage students to actively participate in the learning process by providing students with a learning environment that is flexible, individualized, interactive, and efficient.
Lee, M. & Yoon, A. (1999). A Web-Based Multimedia Instructional System for Language Learning. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1259-1260). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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