Task of ICT- CD Evaluation

Task of ICT in Language Learning

Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka

CALL CD EVALUATION

By

Hariani / NIM : 098066012 Angt. VI Class IA

Web Address : www.hariani25.wordpress.com

Lecturer: Hartoyo, MA., Ph.D

A. INTRODUCTION

The Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) teaching method has become more and more accessible and convenient to ESL students. CALL become popular along with the growing of technology. CALL has been also integrated into the language learning purposing in achieving better process and result of the language teaching and learning.  CALL is developed for its advantages toward the language learning such as motivating the students, providing authentic materials, stimulating the students to have critical thinking and adapting learning to students. The emergence of CALL, of course contribute a lot in revolutionizing the language learning methods. Learning English by using the CALL CD is the most widely used, because it is easy to use and relatively inexpensive cost.

B. OBJECTIVE

Purpose of the writing of this peper is to evaluate the 4 CDs given by my lecture as a task of ICT course. In doing this evaluation will refer to the 5 basic principles: Interractivity (Feedback and Instruction), Usabillity (Flexibillity), Content Appropriateness, Effectiveness, and Performance (Attractiveness).

C. EVALUATION

Evaluation basic principles

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.

    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.

    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.

    4.  Effectiveness

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

    5. Performance (Attractiveness)

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

    Evaluation 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.

    D. CONCLUSION

    Looking at the  Evaluation Result above the writer conclude in generally that the CDs fulfill the five basic principles: Interractivity (Feedback and Instruction), Usabillity (Flexibillity), Content Appropriateness, Effectiveness, and Performance (Attractiveness). CD1 suitable for primary students grade 3 and up, CD2 suitable for primary students grade 4 and up, CD3 suitable for primary students grade 6 and secondary students,   and CD4 Suitable for secondary students and up.