Interactive software to accompany Yookoso: Has it all been worthwhile?

Bourke, Barbara J. & Parry, Mayumi (2005) Interactive software to accompany Yookoso: Has it all been worthwhile? In Bourke, Barbara (Ed.) Innovative Practice in Japanese Language Education. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Qld., pp. 42-54.


In this paper, we describe the development of interactive software to accompany Yookoso (Tohsaku 1999), the textbook in use in the first two years of the Japanese language course at Queensland University of Technology. We begin with a discussion of what is meant by interactivity; we then examine the advantages of using the software in association with the textbook package, as opposed to using the textbook package alone. We also discuss the importance of integrating multimedia materials into the curriculum and the role of the teacher in this model of ‘blended learning’. It is hoped the paper will prove useful to those who are considering implementing or have already implemented a CALL component in their Japanese language program.

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ID Code: 1671
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Japanese language, CALL, interactivity, blended learning, multimedia, Yookoso
ISBN: 1741070945
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > Japanese Language (200312)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 QUT
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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