   The Hot Potatoes is a software that enables you    to create interactive exercises.   These exercises include multipl...
   It can facilitate the teachers in constructing the exercises with    minimal training of using this application.   Te...
   Learners also will have more control (pace, choices, etc) in    doing the tasks rather than a paper exercise where any...
   It has limited interaction between the learners, teachers and    the computer itself.   It is all too often a "click-...
   The usage of authoring software helps teachers in developing    various exercises according to the level of students a...
Hot potatoes authoring software
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Hot potatoes authoring software

  1. 1.  The Hot Potatoes is a software that enables you to create interactive exercises. These exercises include multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled- sentence, crossword, matching/ ordering and gap-fill exercises. Hot Potatoes is free of charge and can be downloaded from its main page on the Internet. So how to use it? Hmmm….....?
  2. 2.  It can facilitate the teachers in constructing the exercises with minimal training of using this application. Teachers do not have to be stressed to produce one piece of exercise to the students. The exercises that have been produced by HOT POTATOES are interactive as the teachers can includes sounds and pictures to attract students interest in completing the tasks. The interactivity of the exercises will motivate the learners to act independently and help them in keeping their motivation level high.
  3. 3.  Learners also will have more control (pace, choices, etc) in doing the tasks rather than a paper exercise where any one word can be the stumbling block to understanding This is because clues will be given to overcome the difficulty. There is an instant feedback in completing the task will help the learners in their learning.
  4. 4.  It has limited interaction between the learners, teachers and the computer itself. It is all too often a "click-and-go" approach, which can mean that the student is not given sufficient scaffolding or support in the learning process. It creates the tendency of the learners to operate a binary correction strategy whereby the learners use the assumption If X is wrong, then Y must be the answer. HOT POTATOES could only be used as a self-learning or a self assessment tool, but does not have merit as a testing tool.
  5. 5.  The usage of authoring software helps teachers in developing various exercises according to the level of students and teacher’s understanding of their students Easy and fast, it can also be a hassle for teachers who are not competent with computer Depending on teacher’s preference, authoring software can be useful for teachers in the long run

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