Date of Defense


First Advisor

Dr. Mercedes Tasende

Second Advisor

Jahan Aghdai


We are currently experiencing what some refer to as an "information revolution." This began with the appearance of writing systems, the invention of the printing press, the telephone, the mass production of audio and video tape recorders, the photocopy machine, the microcomputer, and now the Internet and Worldwide Web (WWW). The growth rate of the WWW has been incredible since the first version was made available in 1993. Aside from the large number of web sites that have been created, the U.S. Department of Education claims that 20,000 educational software titles have been developed and more than one million students take courses over the Internet every year ("Pillar III"). Much of the existing software entails tutorials and programs for the acquisition of a foreign language through multimedia interaction with the WWW.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access