Learner-centred Development of Learning Objects for Interactive Television
Sanaz Fallahkhair, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
TAMALLE is a system that provides "just in time" on-screen comprehension support for informal learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), coupled with more extensive help accessible on the TV or via a learner's mobile phone. The development of this facility involved answering the question of exactly which aspects of the broadcast soundtrack are most in need of this type of explication. We describe a study aimed at developing user-centred heuristics for selecting learning objects to support viewers of broadcast television in a foreign language. Three TV genres were shown to advanced learners of EFL, who were asked to annotate a soundtrack of the programmes to indicate items they found difficult or would have liked to pursue. The most frequently chosen categories were names of unknown places, references to UK culture, references to western references, figurative expressions and slang.
Fallahkhair, S. (2007). Learner-centred Development of Learning Objects for Interactive Television. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3877-3883). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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