Vocabulary acquisition software: user preferences and tutorial guidance

Cooley, Roger (2001) Vocabulary acquisition software: user preferences and tutorial guidance. In: AIED 2001 Workshop Papers: Computer Assisted Language Learning.May 20, 2001 (SU1), May 20, 2001. (Full text available)

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Abstract

What should be the role of AI in computer supported vocabulary acquisition? This paper presents a software system to aid the teaching and learning of vocabulary in the light of this question. It discusses the need to strike a balance between, on the one hand, providing tutorial guidance based on the knowledge and expertise of experienced language teachers, and on the other hand, providing facilities that a learner or teacher can use to control the acquisition process. The software system incorporates a tutoring module, and it has a user interface which is based on computer simulations of flash cards. The tutoring module is able to help either a teacher or learner specify various aspects of the selection, presentation and sequencing of lexical items. The flash card design is extended to allow the user a range of functions that can control the sequence of items and the amount of information that is presented.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: CALL ITS
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 10:44
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13614 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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