Reaching Students of Many Languages and Cultures: Strategies for Developing Computer-Based Learning Units

Reaching Students of Many Languages and Cultures: Strategies for Developing Computer-Based Learning Units

Rika Yoshii (California State University, San Marcos, USA), Alfred Bork (University of California, USA), Alastair Milne (California State University, San Marcos, USA), Fusa Katada (Waseda University, Japan) and Felicia Zhang (University of Canberra, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-393-7.ch005
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Abstract

To address the global problems of learning, we must make our development strategies ready to support the many different languages and cultures in the world. This chapter discusses how the Irvine-Geneva development strategy supports, and can be made to support further, development of global materials. We will first discuss essential characteristics of the kind of learning software that will successfully address global education. We will then discuss our design and translation strategies for current software with those characteristics, the tools we have developed for facilitating them, and our implementation strategies. We will end our discussion with linguistics issues related to globalization in general.

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