Annotated CALL links
(Last updated: November 30, 2000)
This collection concentrates on CALL itself without referencing to CALL
Using client-side programming
- Hot Potatoes (from Half-baked Potatoes) (web.uvic.ca./hrd/halfbaked/):
Freeware. Strongly recommended. It allows you to implement various interactive
language exercises such as multiple-choice, cloze, short-answer quiz,
into the webpages.
- Dreamweaver (www.dreamweaver.com):
Dreamweaver is THE webpage authoring tool used by professional web designers.
language learning exercises. You need to buy Dreamweaver Attain in order
to take the advantage of those advanced features.
- Interactive Exercises Maker (lang.swarthmore.edu/makers):
Yet another template-driven interactive page generator, providing similar
capabilities to HotPotato. It is web-browser based and hence you do
not need to install any third-party software on your local machine.
Using server-side programming
- CourseInfo: Course management system which has been deployed at many
US universities. For a sample demonstration, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/courseinfo.
- WebCT (www.webct.com): It is a
tool to facilitate a web-based learning environment. It is a server
based system which requires system administrators to maintain. If you
have the necessary resources and expertise, you can download a free
copy and give it a try.
- Microsoft FrontPage2000:
Webpage authoring tool with some built-in capabilities for server-side
- Knowledge Design (www.duc.auburn.edu/~mitrege/knowledge/):
etc.. Examples are in foreign language instruction.
- WebMonkey (www.webmonkey.com):
They offer excellent tutorials (with enough details) on almost all topics
related to internet technology. Check it out if you are serious about
designing web-based interactive CALL courseware.
Online course and syllabus