James P. Pusack
Sue Otto
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Language Media Center

Proposal Summary:

Instructional technology and multimedia have recently emerged as a vital component of language teaching and learning. To put it most succinctly: some texts are too hard, so traditional tasks based on them are too difficult. Familiar course management systems (CMS's) such as Blackboard and WebCT offer only a partial solution. Because the interaction types implemented in such systems severely limit the creativity of instructors, complex content areas and fascinating web sites frequently evanesce into a vapid series of true/false or multiple-choice questions. 

We propose to create a flexible authoring tool, ObjectMover. This tool will allow instructors to create visually stimulating interactions that learners can use to capture essential components of a web-based text or a streaming video. 














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