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[publication] Development of an English Vocabulary Trainer for German Speaking Pupils and other Beginners of English with Focus on Learning Analytics #LearningAnalytics

Our publication about „Development of an English Vocabulary Trainer for German Speaking Pupils and other Beginners of English with Focus on Learning Analytics“ in the International Journal of Computer and Information Technology got published.

Abstract:

Neuhold [1] developed a software for children to practice additions and subtractions, including tools to analyze the learner produced data to better understand this learning process and help teachers in finding appropriate measures to eliminate mistakes. Following this example we investigated in second language vocabulary acquisition (cf. [2, 3, 4]) and developed a functional prototype of an English vocabulary trainer in the field of learning analytics (LA), which aims at assessing learners’ vocabulary competence to support teachers in decisions on appropriate interventions. The software prototype is mainly based on the lexical approach to language teaching (cf. [2, 5, 3]), our own teaching experiences and especially theories on the mental lexicon (cf. [2, 6]) were used for the realization of various analysis tools. Our working prototype points out how learning analytics can help to improve language learning in future classrooms.

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Reference: Gröbel, R., Ebner, M., Ebner, M. (2015) Development of an English Vocabulary Trainer for German Speaking Pupils and other Beginners of English with Focus on Learning Analytics, International Journal of Computer and Information Technology, 4(5), pp. 836-842