Authoring in CALL

Standalone Options
Web-based Options

Standalone Options:

Note: These are listed in alphabetical order.

Title
URL
Platform
Description
AuthorWare http://www.macromedia.com/software/authorware/ PC; Mac tool for creating "e-learning applications"
Director http://www.macromedia.com/software/director/ PC; Mac professional multimedia authoring tool
HyperStudio http://www.hyperstudio.com/ PC; Mac "multimedia tool for interactive learning"
MaxAuthor http://cali.arizona.edu/docs/wmaxa/ PC multimedia authoring system for language instruction; can be used for standalone or web-based delivery; free download
Revolution http://www.runrev.com/revolution/index.html PC; Mac; Linux "application design and programming for professionals"
SuperCard http://www.SuperCard.us/ Mac multimedia authoring system
WinCalis http://www.humancomp.org/wincalis.htm PC "Computer-Assisted Language Instruction System for Windows"

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Web-based Options:

Note: These are listed in order of ease of use. The easiest options are at the top.

Title
URL
Platform
Description
Quia http://www.quia.com/ N/A; materials created via browser Create web-based materials (must purchase yearly subscription)
TrackStar http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/index.jsp N/A; materials created via browser Create activity based on authentic website; subscription fee
QuizStar http://quiz.4teachers.org/ N/A; materials created via browser Create web-based quizzes; free
Hot Potatoes http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/hotpot/index.htm PC; Mac for older version suite of 6 authoring tools; create standalone or web-based exercises; no charge for educational use
Quandary http://www.halfbakedsoftware.com/quandary.php  PC or Mac Create web-based action mazes; need license for large mazes
Online Quiz Generator http://a4esl.org/c/qw.html N/A; materials created via browser by Charles Kelly; instructors can send him data for online multiple-choice quizzes
Flash Quizzes for ESL Students http://www.manythings.org/fq/ PC; Mac by Charles Kelly; examples of what can be done with Macromedia Flash
Examples of Java http://www.manythings.org/cg/ PC; Mac by Charles Kelly; examples of what can be done with Java

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