Interactive Multimedia Oral Language Instruction for At-Risk Students

Wednesday, 8 August
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 9

This presentation introduces an interactive-multimedia program designed to teach oral language skills and discusses research data that demonstrate its effectiveness. The software applies post-production compositing of videos with embedded alpha channels to demonstrate various skills. Flash animation is used to enhance the software, particularly in the interactive practice activities that students use to review content. The system also includes a coded tracking system to monitor the user's progress and quizzes to evaluate the user's knowledge throughout the program.

Tools used to develop this project: Flash Professional 8.0, Adobe Photoshop, Pro Tools LE, Final Cut Pro, Sorenson Squeeze, and Bryce.


Jerry Ann Dowdle
Edge Enterprises, Inc.
Jdowdle (at)

Sue Vernon
Edge Enterprises, Inc.