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In this poster session, we will introduce a new tool for collocation learning: iColl.

In this poster session, we will introduce a new tool for collocation learning: iColl.

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  • 1. L Lo CAL G iColl Learning Collocation on Your Palm Tatsuya SAKAUE, Shuichi AMANO, and Takashi KOIZUMI (Nagoya University, JAPAN)Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 2. Background (1) Vocabulary - Paper-based materials are: - Incredibly boring - Difficult to rehearse - Not helpful in understanding “typical” combinations of words “Big yawn” by Mike Willis http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpwillis/5002417266/Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 3. Background (2) Increasing Need for Learning Collocation - “[C]ollocation ... sounds much more natural, more native- speaker-like.” (OCD, 2002) - “[T]eaching collocation should be a top priority in every language course.” (Lewis, 2000) “218/365 - communication problems?” by joshfassbind.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshfassbind/4584323789/Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 4. Browsers Works on:Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 5. iColl on the iPhoneFriday, December 3, 2010
  • 6. Development Principle - Web-based - Does not use Flash - Exchangeable items - Free! “Pair programming” by esti- http://www.flickr.com/photos/esti/4638056301/Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 7. Technical Information HTML (base) CSS JavaScript - jQuery - (design) (Text Effect) OPEN Sources!Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 8. User Impressions Which effect do you prefer: “Flip” type or “Airport” type? No Opinion 7% Airport Type 24% Flip Type 69% “Mac for every student ?” by luc legay http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/2944876508/Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 9. User Rationales Why did you choose that type? Type Answers No. of Answers I like the simplicity. 17 The flip type is easier to watch. 7 The flip type is fun to watch. 2 Flip The airport type makes me feel rushed. 2 The flip type is better for learning many 1 words and idioms. The airport type is better for learning many 3 words and idioms. The airport type is fun to watch. 3 Airport I like the simplicity. 2 When I watched the flip type, I was 1 distracted by the rotation of flips. “Mac for every student ?” by luc legay http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/2944876508/Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 10. User Impressions Which device do you want to use: PC or iPhone? PC 14% iPhone 86% “Mac for every student ?” by luc legay http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/2944876508/Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 11. User Impressions Do you want to use iColl when it becomes available? No 4% No Opinion 17% Yes 79% “Mac for every student ?” by luc legay http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/2944876508/Friday, December 3, 2010
  • 12. Users’ Impression What kinds of functions do you want in iColl? - Add L1 translation. - Add a STOP button. - Present sound files together. - Randomize the presentation. - Add a self-test function. - Mark unlearned collocations. - Present collocations at the users own pace. - Indicate the degree of importance of each collocation. “Mac for every student ?” by luc legay http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/2944876508/Friday, December 3, 2010