A case study of motivational design: Multi-media courseware "The Secret of Aunt Mariko"

Year: 1993

Author: SUZUKI, Katsuaki, SAKAYAUCHI, Masaru, AKAHORI, Kanji

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper reports on a project to develop a laser-disc based multimedia CAI courseware on English listening comprehension skill using a role-playing game format. It was a three-year project by RISE, an affiliate of the International Trade and Industry Ministry of Japan. The product is first briefly described in terms of its hardware, software, and courseware. Then theoretical backgrounds, especially that of motivational aspect of the courseware, will be introduced, using the ARCS motivational design model. Finally the developmental process and research activities, which were involved in the project, will be summarized.