Chuo Gakuin University has been applying DynEd to their school over 10 years, since 2005. They mainly use New Dynamic English courseware via both network Installation and home study.
When we first introduced DynEd into Chuo Gakuin it was only used in the Faculty of Commerce, but is now also used in the new Liberal Arts Faculty as well as in Law Faculty classes and Active Center (adult learner) classes.
John Doran, Associate Professor of Faculty of Commerce, mentioned, they rarely have trouble with the DynEd software. Once when students feel the Records Manager didn’t accurately reflect their study time, use of the repeat and Speech Recognition buttons, etc., they had the Media Department contact the DynEd office, who may review the data quickly and correct any duplication and make necessary restorations in time.
In this teacher’s experience, judging from placement test and mastery test results, 70% to 80% of students will show progress over the semester, with 20% remaining at roughly the same level. It is also not uncommon for students to double their scores.