02/27/2017Because there have been changes in the code of at least one popular browser that cause problems with our Java indexes, we are temporarily reverting to a substitute home page for this site. The original home page can be found here.
2017 revisions on all of the production modules have been completed.
Changes involve the streamlining discussions, making formatting more consistent, enlarging all of the illustrations to accommodate cellphone sized screens, and incorporating the latest advances in the field.
The revised modules have a 2017 date in the upper, right-hand corner of the pages.
Even though basic revisions have been completed, updates are always being made.
In most cases these revisions will not affect the interactive tests. However, since revisions are ongoing and test questions occasionally get out of sync with module revisions, instructors are advised to check questions they plan to use against the corresponding modules.
Server ConsolidationWe recently moved all our domains to a single server. (Previously up to five servers were being used.)
Pop-Up Information (▲or ¥ )
Text immediately followed by one of the symbols can be moused over for elaboration.
In at least one browser you need to click on allow blocked content when the page first loads to see the popups.
Some pop-ups will also have an image, such as this ▲one or this ¥ this one. Key terms are still in red.If you find that some of the interactive features on this site don't work, you may not have Java enabled.
For basic background information click on Frequently-Asked Questions.
A summary of the basic information on the course is available here.
Mobile Device Issues
Computers without a mouse such as iPads can't use the click and drag feature required for the quick quizzes.
At the same time, all of the features in these modules should work with standard desktop browsers as long as Java is not turned off.
The instructor information has been expanded and includes "Teaching Tips and Talking Points" for each module.
Access to the supplementary tests
and instructor assistance is available to qualified instructors by writing the author
using your school's email address.
The Quick Quizzes
The interactive Quick Quizzes require Java. When you click on Quick Quiz at the bottom of the modules you should see two rows of blocks.
Within the time limit given you can drag the blocks on the right to the matching phrases on the left. When you finish your final score is automatically shown.
These and some of the other interactive features on
this site will not work on some mobile devices.
Additional Supplementary Readings
There are links within some modules for additional reading. Among the specialized sections that have recently been added.
For those of you who asked about recommended video assignments, they are available here.
Although many people go through these modules on an individual basis—government employees, TV crew members, military personnel, etc.— a great many users are in classrooms.
To try to accommodate a greater range of needs, we've devised a color code for links.
The required reading links are marked with a green square ( ) These are covered in the interactive tests and puzzles.
This whole project is considered a collaborative effort and it has come a long way since the first rough draft was posted 20 years ago.
The text materials and illustrations continue to be updated on a regular basis as new information is published in trades, newspapers, and on the Internet.
The date at the top-right of each module indicates when the material was last updated.
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