CD assessment

CALL CD ASSESSMENT

  1. A. INTRODUCTION

As we usually know, English has four fundamental skills, and they are reading, writing, listening and speaking. Moreover, the most difficult thing to be taught is reading because in reading lesson is included the grammar focus lessons such us tenses, gerund, passive voice, clauses and sentence structures which is more complicated to be understood by the students. To make it easier to be taught, the teachers must have interesting multimedia or tools when they want to teach their students. For examples, when the teachers want to teach about part of speech, they will use the computer which has been programmed interestingly and easier to be studied by the students. Perhaps, they will use some pictures, video clip, or instruments which are directed to the lesson materials itself.

Besides using the CALL program for teaching grammar lesson, actually, the teachers can make or create their own CALL using the PowerPoint program. They can write or create the more specific explanation and information about grammar lesson with many clip arts, pictures, written text, and even using the native sound of how to spell the things, verbs, nouns, adjectives and the others words correctly. We have also known that the using of CALL (computer assisted language learning) can motivate the students in learning English grammar, and it is easier the teaching and learning process in the class. Teachers do not have to bring a lot of compulsory and supplementary books because they just can save the lesson materials in flash disk or CD, and just plug those kinds of saving materials in the computer; moreover, they can do their teaching responsibilities without encountering the obstacles during the class.

Task 3 of ICT course is assessing  CALL CD to find out whether the CDs fulfill the five basic principles as below:

  1. 1. Interractivity (Feedback and Instruction)

Interractivity refers to how the program can stimulate interraction, especially interraction between the computer and the user. It includes the effectiveness of the instructions and feedback provided in the program.

  1. 2. Usabillity (Flexibillity)

Usabillity (Flexibillity) refers to the flexibility, ease, inherent interest of the program used, and how easy it is to navigate within the program.

  1. 3. Content Appropriateness

Content Appropriateness is concerned with the amount of material presented in the program, how easily the material is learned and understood, and how far the material meets the students need.

  1. 4. Effectiveness

Effectiveness refers to how effectively the program assist the language learners to improve their mastery of grammar.

  1. A. Performance (Attractiveness)

Performance refers to the presentation, layout of the screen, the color, and the illustrations (picture, diagram, charts, etc.) used in the program.

  1. B. RESULT

My assessment standard result based on the condition of the students I handle in English classroom.

CD 1. English Word

1 Interractivity

(Feedback & Instruction)

Students need to be assisted by teacher in how to operate the program. Some parts of the instructions are hard to be understood.
2 Usability (Flexibility) The materials are flexible and  easy to navigate.
3 Content Appropriateness The content can be used since it is appropriate with the guidelined topics and is addressed for the prebasic students.
4 Effectiveness Quite effective
5 Performance (Attractiveness) Shapes and colors are attractive. Music sound is too loud which distruct the instruction.
Conclusion Suitable for primary students grade 3 and up.

CD 2. VOCABULARY

1 Interractivity

(Feedback & Instruction)

The instructions are clear and help interractivity easier.
2 Usability (Flexibility) The materials are flexible and easy to navigate.
3 Content Appropriateness The content can be used since it is appropriate with the guidelined topics and is addressed for the basic students.
4 Effectiveness Very effective. The students can choose the level of difficulties suitable with their competence.
5 Performance (Attractiveness) The animation colors and music are attractive.
Conclusion Suitable for primary students grade 4 and up.

CD 3. LEARN ENGLISH “BEGINNERS”

1 Interractivity

(Feedback & Instruction)

The program allows good interractivity.
2 Usability (Flexibility) The materials in the program meets the students’ need to learn english interractively.
3 Content Appropriateness The content help the students to learn English from the beginning.
4 Effectiveness Very effective. The native speakers provide the real model.
5 Performance (Attractiveness) The whole package(pictures and colors) is attractive.
Conclusion Suitable for primary students grade 6 and secondary students.

CD 4. SPEAK ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE

1 Interractivity

(Feedback & Instruction)

The program provide communicative activity that stimulate the students to get involve.
2 Usability (Flexibility) The materials are flexible and understandable.
3 Content Appropriateness The content help the students in practicing their speaking ability.
4 Effectiveness Very effective.
5 Performance (Attractiveness) The whole perfomance is great.
Conclusion Suitable for secondary students and up.
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