- Classroom & Event Support
- Funding and Grants
- Learning Technologies and Consulting
- Technician Support for Classes & Events
- Video Services
- Exam Scan Service
In response to the needs of 67% of students of Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Studies who want to study Arabic for communication and career purposes, as well as the demands of members of the business community and government personnel, the project director developed a 4 CD Arabic for Communication: Interactive Multimedia Program (AC) through a USDE grant. The AC program was created with the Macintosh-based Gemini authoring software which was best for handling Arabic font issues and the complex multimedia-based interactions when the project started in 1998. The primary purpose of this proposal is to produce a "pilot" lesson to test the feasibility of revising the technology of the AC program using the computer and the web or a combination of technologies, with the guidance of instructional technology consultants and media experts from the UM Language Resource Center and the Media Union.