Educational Impacts of the
Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted
Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment
Harald Wahl - U...
Agenda
 What is iiCALL
 Research-based learning and iiCALL
 Learning outcomes
 Lessions Learned
What is iiCALL?
Natural Language Processing (NLP) has become a widespread discipline providing its
technology for applicat...
What is iiCALL?
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
learning languages online
context related learning
for specific business...
iiCALL – Exemplary Use Case Scenarios
 Improve medical language skills (nursing staff)
 Simple communication phrases (to...
System architecture – iiCALL
Platformsfor integration
Workflow Engine
LR NLP
4
ApacheTomcat
Web
3
iiCALLenvironment
1 2
Research-based teaching
 Student-centered learning outcomes
– building up knowledge
– improving competences and skills
– ...
Research-based teaching
for significant learning outcome
Research-based teaching
Defining
Goals
Defining
Activities
Feedba...
iiCALL – Learning Goals and Competences
Learning Goals Competences and Skills
Requirements engineering Capability of probl...
iiCALL – Learning activities
 Learning goals are directly connected to learning activities.
 The activities are based on...
Learning outcomes
 Knowledge of
– e-Learning standards
– Standards of NLP
 Capabilities in
– Software design
– Software ...
Vocabulary trainer
 Technologies
– XML User Interface Language (XUL)
– JavaScript
– SQLite (native in Mozilla)
 Context
...
Lessons learned
 Students are interested in REAL projects
 Research means innovation
– Supports “good” students in getti...
Thank you for your attention
Harald Wahl
wahl@technikum-wien.at
http://staff.technikum-wien.at/~wahl
Finished Activities
 Use case categories and exemplary use cases
 software architecture
 software prototyping
Use case ...
EdMedia2013 - Educational Impacts of the Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment
EdMedia2013 - Educational Impacts of the Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment
EdMedia2013 - Educational Impacts of the Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment
EdMedia2013 - Educational Impacts of the Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment
EdMedia2013 - Educational Impacts of the Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment
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EdMedia2013 - Educational Impacts of the Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment

  1. 1. Educational Impacts of the Intelligent Integrated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (iiCALL) Environment Harald Wahl - UAS Technikum Wien Werner Winiwarter - University of Vienna EdMedia 2013 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Victoria, BC, Canada : June 24-27, 2013
  2. 2. Agenda  What is iiCALL  Research-based learning and iiCALL  Learning outcomes  Lessions Learned
  3. 3. What is iiCALL? Natural Language Processing (NLP) has become a widespread discipline providing its technology for applications from automatic translations to speech recognition. The research for this thesis deals with NLP in the field of learning languages online. Whilst several online platforms already offer courses for language learning they are more or less well structured courses providing possibilities to learn foreign languages primarily for the purpose of everyday speaking tasks. Work in this PHD thesis concentrates on a context related learning, which means improving language skills for specific business or life segments. It emphasizes creating an integrated e-learning system for developing specialized high-level multilingual communication skills based on the concept of knowledge modeling. Integrated e-learning system should be understood in the way that the system is accessible by common working environments like Web browsers, email clients, office programs, cell phones, or PDAs, respectively. Users should be able to gain language skills for special purposes in different areas of activity, be it engineering, health, economics or others. From a technical point of view, resources are provided by language corpora enriched with specific semantic information. A dynamic and extensible data model and a software framework form the technical basis. Application support is given by a plug-in concept. A plug- in allows accessing language corpora and providing specific functions on demand. Research is positioned in an interdisciplinary technological context in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, and e-learning. The most relevant publications can be taken from these areas. Natural Language Processing (NLP) learning languages online context related learning for specific business or life segments integrated e-learning system gain language skills for special purposes in different areas of activity resources are provided by language corpora enriched with specific semantic information dynamic and extensible data model software framework Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, and e- learning
  4. 4. What is iiCALL? Natural Language Processing (NLP) learning languages online context related learning for specific business or life segments integrated e-learning system gain language skills for special purposes in different areas of activity resources are provided by language corpora enriched with specific semantic information dynamic and extensible data model software framework Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, and e- learning
  5. 5. iiCALL – Exemplary Use Case Scenarios  Improve medical language skills (nursing staff)  Simple communication phrases (tourists, travelers)  Entry-level tests  Vocabulary trainer (e.g. for beginners)  Cloze text (e.g. for intermediate)  Social translation (e.g. for advanced)
  6. 6. System architecture – iiCALL Platformsfor integration Workflow Engine LR NLP 4 ApacheTomcat Web 3 iiCALLenvironment 1 2
  7. 7. Research-based teaching  Student-centered learning outcomes – building up knowledge – improving competences and skills – in several disciplines  Can research benefit from it? – If pre-knowledge is available – Part-time students
  8. 8. Research-based teaching for significant learning outcome Research-based teaching Defining Goals Defining Activities Feedback and Evaluation Based on concepts of (Dee Fink, 2003)
  9. 9. iiCALL – Learning Goals and Competences Learning Goals Competences and Skills Requirements engineering Capability of problem analysis Use case identification Use case specifications Applying the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Software architecture Knowledge of client-server architecture Knowledge of n-tier architecture Interface specifications Data modeling Prototyping Implementation of Browser plug-ins Integration of software framework Implementation of Web services Integration of persistence frameworks NLP algorithms Standards Knowledge about NLP standards Knowledge about E-Learning standards Project management Project leading Team work
  10. 10. iiCALL – Learning activities  Learning goals are directly connected to learning activities.  The activities are based on different methods – literature research, – problem analysis, – documentation, – prototypical implementation.  The whole learning process is chiefly oriented to the idea of Problem-based Learning (PBL) – Coaching
  11. 11. Learning outcomes  Knowledge of – e-Learning standards – Standards of NLP  Capabilities in – Software design – Software development  Skills – Project management – Team work – Documentation
  12. 12. Vocabulary trainer  Technologies – XML User Interface Language (XUL) – JavaScript – SQLite (native in Mozilla)  Context – Medicine – IT – Sports
  13. 13. Lessons learned  Students are interested in REAL projects  Research means innovation – Supports “good” students in getting even better – Offers space for creativity  Students need coaching from persons deeply involved in the research  Sometime progress of research can be achieved
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention Harald Wahl wahl@technikum-wien.at http://staff.technikum-wien.at/~wahl
  15. 15. Finished Activities  Use case categories and exemplary use cases  software architecture  software prototyping Use case category Exemplary use cases User profiles Create account; Login; Change profile data; Change learning needs; Change language preferences; Language Testing Do language screening test; Do vocabulary trainer; Do cloze test; Do social translation; Do grading test; User progress Check personal language skills level; Synchronize with server; Re-do test; View personal statistics Communication Ask for help; Communicate using social media platform; Contact native speaker; Open chat;

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