CALICO Journal, Vol 6, No 2 (1988)

On Developing HyperCard Stacks for the Study of Chinese Characters: KanjiCard

Kazuko Nakajima
Issued Date: 7 Aug 2014

Abstract


In learning Chinese characters which are logographic scripts, students need enhanced graphic presentation in order to discriminate the distinctive features of each character. They also need enhanced shape and meaning association to develop a learning strategy unique for logographic scripts. The "hypermedia" approach, i.e., the coordinated use of various media; graphic, text, sound and animation, is taken in KanjiCard1 to meet these pedagogical needs. It is an interactive self-tutorial program for beginning students of Japanese to learn Kanji, Chinese characters used in the Japanese language. It is being developed on Macintosh microcomputers using Hypercard technology and other applications such as computer-assisted animation and
voice digitizing.

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v6i2.75-87

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