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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Caxton's Canterbury Tales: The British Library Copies

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1400 - The 15th Century
Topic: William Caxton
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Name of Author(s): Barbara Bordalejo
Name of Producer: De Montfort University
Language/s of Product: English
Website of the product:
Target Group: Chaucer scholars, teachers, students 14+
Overall Evaluation: good
Objectives & Structure:
This site augments the British Library site in offering a line by line ‘translation’ of Caxton’s original.
It allows a student to read the text at their own pace and to print out the translation
Description of contents:
Simple interactive site showing complete texts
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: good
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: good
Educational and learning value: good
Quality and relevancy of content: good
Compatibility of the content with the target group: good
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: good
Exploitation of the electronic potential: good
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: fair
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
The site provides students with a visual example of Caxton’s work and an immediate translation. This would allow for individual or group study but students would need to be able to read Chaucerian English.
An advanced site for teachers or students.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Sam Tinkler, Louise Saunders
Name of School: Southfield Technology College
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art/English

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