Abstract—With the advancement in communication technologies and computing, more tasks are accomplished effectively and efficiently using interactive foreign language software as a tool. This paper is concerned with criteria for the interface design theories of foreign language multimedia software. A dual approach is proposed that combines cognitive and technologist approach. Based on this contextualized mode, a formative evaluation method was developed to augment the interface design support the cognitive process (linguistic, pragmatic and SLA competencies. The focus will be concentrated on referencing and analyzing the principles implemented when creating the learning material and on presenting the design and SLA theories which oriented the construction part. For the sake of future work, students-users were observed and their feedback was collected to achieve draw prospective of a post-production procedures, both for improvement and extension of it. Although recent popularity and potential of hyper media authoring shells are generating high profile developments of hyper media course ware in higher education, however very little help in the form of design and technical support is being made available to individual authors with little or no design expertise. It is hoped that this research will act as a catalyst to fill this gap.
Index Terms—CALL authoring software, design process,and technology-fit hyper media application.
B. H. Alahmadi is with the E-learning Dept. College of Technology, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Cite: Basim H. Alahmadi, "Interface Design Theories of Foreign Language Multimedia Software: A Hyper Model of Cognitive and Software-engineering Approach," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 290-294 , 2012.