BRIX — Elements for Language Course Creation
Manisa Sawatpanit, Dan Suthers, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences, United States ; Stephen Fleming, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, National Foreign Language Resources Center, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes the development of a courseware authoring tool, BRIX, which was built specifically for the second language acquisition domain. A needs analysis identified specific requirements of online language learning and the inadequacy of commercial course management systems with respect to these requirements. BRIX has been developed to fulfill language educators' requirements focusing on reading, writing, and listening activities. The design of BRIX is based on pedagogic approaches and theories of teaching and learning second languages and on the results of analytic and empirical evaluation of test versions of the software.
Sawatpanit, M., Suthers, D. & Fleming, S. (2003). BRIX — Elements for Language Course Creation. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 415-422). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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