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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). . pp. 17-23. (KAR id:13614)


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: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:51 UTC
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Cooley, Roger.

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