Computer-ondersteund talenonderwijs
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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Educational software for language learning is an emerging field with scientific experience since the early sixties. Its full potential will have to be reached dynamically by continuing research and by a better production. It is difficult to say how the most efficient language software will look ten or twenty years from now. A number of general criteria can already be indicated.Richness of content: high programming techniques and the optimal use of condensing procedures for stocking make it possible to include maximal contents within one software package. One disk should contain hundreds if not thousands of working hours for the user. That means that the production time shifts more to the making of content than to the programming.External versatility: by placing the content into databases it becomes possible to build a situation-independent program which allows to generate, within one package, a high number of specific lessons. This way the independence of the user is guaranteed.Didactic ergonomy concerns itself with many aspects. As to content, educational software should match any initial situation, be ready for use, contain a build-up planning for years, allow speedy overviewing, respect freedom of use, and limit error analysis. The programming ergonomy deals with screen presentation, the use of colours, the reaction speed and the user options given.


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