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Brink, Dan – Modern Language Journal, 1986
Discusses the question of whether one must know how to program in order to make the most effective use of the computer in language classes. Looks at four computer languages which may be of interest to language teachers who want to learn programing: BASIC, assembler, high-level languages, and authoring systems. (SED)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Programing
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Brink, Dan – Modern Language Journal, 1986
Discusses factors to consider when buying software for a computer-assisted foreign language program. These factors include (1) software functions, (2) software distribution, (3) software language, and (4) after-sale support. (SED)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Evaluation Criteria
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Brink, Dan – Modern Language Journal, 1985
This column discusses the problem of character standard for computer keyboard, screen, and printer in relation to foreign language capability. Some solutions are offered, such as built-in screen flexibility, a graphics adapter with "font downloading" capability, and a new, relatively inexpensive graphics board--the multifont by Hash-Tech. (AMH)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Design Requirements, Diacritical Marking
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Brink, Dan – Modern Language Journal, 1986
To solve the software piracy problem in education, teachers and professionals in positions of responsibility relative to computing must refuse to "go along with" the practice of unauthorized piracy. Software producers must work out agreements that will permit educational institutions to have quality software at reasonable prices. (CB)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Business Responsibility, Computer Software, Copyrights
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Brink, Dan – Modern Language Journal, 1986
A general technique for customizing computer printers (with the MS-DOS or PC-DOS software) to the special needs of foreign language professionals is described, and examples are presented. This "detour" technique can be used to turn the printer into a typewriter and send character sequences to the printer. (CB)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Programing
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Brink, Dan – Modern Language Journal, 1987
Reviews the current state of printing software and printing hardware compatibility and capacity. Discusses the changing relationship between author and publisher resulting from the advent of desktop publishing. (LMO)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Electronic Publishing, Equipment Utilization, Microcomputers