This study provides an overview of the design criteria adopted in the creation of a multimedia training course for Italians taking part in military service or peacekeeping operations. The study underlines the importance of extensive testing of the computer-based version of the materials prior to their distribution in order to produce a range of activities that are reader-friendly, informative and stimulating, while at the same time providing the opportunity for learners to track learning outcomes at various stages of the course. The materials were designed to be used by an estimated 35,000 learners per year, in decentralised learning facilities with the support of language advisors. Audio resources were included in the course in order to develop oral communication skills at elementary and intermediate levels.
“Design Criteria for a Multimedia Training Course: the Military Service Special Initiative in Language Education (MISSILE)” / Bromwich, William John. - STAMPA. - (1999), pp. 95-114.