JSEA  Vol.8 No.3 , March 2015
Multimedia Internet-Based Platform Project for Saudi Students’ English Language Learning
ABSTRACT
This paper sets out to shed light on the hierarchical stages of producing technology-enhanced learning software designed to promote English language learning of Saudi students at Madinah College of Technology, Saudi Arabia. The aim of the software was to meet the learners’ language needs, which defined the learning objective. The paper highlights how suitable language learning theories were implemented by coordinating the interface design theories and principles under-pinning the production process. Toward the end of the paper, an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the software is investigated. Finally, the prospects of the software’s future work are presented.

Cite this paper
Alahmadi, B. (2015) Multimedia Internet-Based Platform Project for Saudi Students’ English Language Learning. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 8, 127-132. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2015.83013.
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