What iscourseware?combines the words course with software‘.it can online (websites) or CD-ROMdescribe the entire "package" consisting of one class or course bundled together with the various lessons, tests, and other material needed.
Types of courseware What are theCD-ROM Website weakness of learning usingContents are Contents can be updated websites?not up to date easilyFor every Every level can be obtainedlevel, users from the same websitehave to buyanother level.Authors Author can provide feedbackcannot give to learnersfeedback.Less More interesting as variousinteresting content involvedonce it isvisited
Assessment criteriacontent presentation and organization of the content,design technical support and updatelearning
Content• Information relevant to age group curriculum• Information of sufficient scope and depth• Logical progression of topics• Variety of activities, with options for increasing complexity.
Presentation Pedagogy andorganization The design of the hypermedia courseware is based on reliable learning and instructional theories and is directly related with the content of the curriculum The structure allows learners to move around freely in different units The hypermedia courseware can be used by learners alone, without the need of other instructional objects encourages discussion and collaboration among learners
Designprovides opportunities for interaction at least every three or four screens.ask students to apply what they have learnt rather than memorize itContent map key for seeing a list of options availableSummary and review key for reviewing whole or parts of the lessonMenu key for returning to the main page Exit key, for exiting the program
Technical support• The content can be updated and/or modified with new knowledge that will appear soon after the purchase of the courseware• The updating, modifying and adding procedures are relatively easy for the average user
Learning • is easy to learn; the user can quickly get some work done with it • Interesting • can easily follow it