Design of Feedback in Interactive Multimedia Language Learning Environments
In interactive multimedia environments, different digital elements (i. e.
video, audio, visuals, text, animations, graphics and glossary) can be combined
and delivered on the same digital computer screen (TDM 1997: 151, CCED 1987,
Brett 1998: 81, Stenton 1998: 11, Mangiafico 1996: 46). This also enables effectively
provision and presentation of feedback in pedagogically more efficient ways,
which meets not only the requirement of different teaching and learning theories,
but also the needs of language learners who vary in their learning-style preferences
(Robinson 1991: 156, Peter 1994: 157f.). This study aims to bring out the pedagogical
and design principles that might help us to more effectively design and customise
feedback in interactive multimedia language learning environments. While so
doing, some examples of thought out and customized computerised feedback from
an interactive multimedia language learning environment, which were designed
and created by the author of this study and were also used for language learning
purposes, will be shown.