CALICO Journal, Vol 3, No 1 (1985)


Robert Blake, Bruce Duncan
Issued Date: 7 Aug 2014


In collaboration with a team of programmers and with support from a Sloan Foundation grant, the authors created an authoring language specifically for composing computer-assisted language drills, but applicable to many other kinds of instruction. The interaction between the various collaborators has produced a pedagogically sound and technically practical program that takes advantage of the Macintosh's user-friendly environment, high-resolution graphics, and international keyboard. Students can receive written or visual cues, edit their answers, and summon additional information using the Macintosh's pull-down menus and multiple windows. A future version, still under development, will provide even more sophisticated features. A preliminary survey of student users has yielded encouraging results.

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DOI: 10.1558/cj.v3i1.11-15


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