Assessed Activity 8.1 (2016)


An example of online courseware which I myself have used is the web application WaniKani, which is a tool which uses a number of different learning techniques to teach Japanese kanji. Learning Kanji can be a rather overwhelming undertaking, and the aim of this application is to make this process as easy and effective as possible. It breaks the kanji down into radicals, and uses mnemonics and spaced repitition to help users to memorize each of the characters.

Though I am still very much a beginner when it comes to the Japanese writing system, I am familiar with the hiragana and katakana characters, which will be the focus of my second assignment – so I hope this application can provide me with some ideas on how to go about building my own courseware.