2003．第12卷第2期（Vol. 12 No. 2）．pp. 175190
Multimedia Support for Principles Related to Teaching in English-Medium Schools
This article describes the rationale for and production of a printed document implemented via hyperlinked multimedia. The purpose of the multimedia program-which has been incorporated into a tailor-made CD-ROM-is to illustrate and exemplify principles associated with teaching in schools where English is the medium of instruction (EMI). The CD-ROM produced for the purpose of elucidating EMI principles has two focuses. The first of these involves integrating language and content, the second creating an English-rich environment in an EMI school.
The article first examines the position of EMI schools in Hong Kong. It discusses problems associated with an exemplification and discussion of teacher support material in print mode alone. The article then describes how digitised videotaped samples of actual teacher classroom performance have been integrated through a series of HTML pages which run under a Web browser. The multimedia program also contains comments on each videotaped clip that explain and illustrate the purpose and principles of different categories. The article suggests that the accessibility of the print documents to the target group-content subject teachers in EMI schools-will be greatly enhanced by the use of multimedia.