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Design and Development of a Web Extension to Help Facilitate the Learning of a Foreign Language.

Corbin, C., Cetinkaya, D. and Dogan, H., 2020. Design and Development of a Web Extension to Help Facilitate the Learning of a Foreign Language. In: HCI International 2020, 19-24 July 2020, Denmark.

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Abstract

Learning a foreign language is a time consuming task that requires perseverance, commitment and hard work. The time required to learn a foreign language can range from hundreds to thousands of hours, depending on the language being learnt and the native language of the learner. Two major barriers to learning a language are lack of motivation and time. Spending increasing amounts of time online also has a detrimental effect on learning a language. The global digital language learning industry is growing and the market has more than doubled in size in the last decade due to the world becoming increasingly interconnected. There is a need to provide users with a web browser extension that is both interactive and continuous for learning a language. This paper presents the design and development of a web browser extension that will help facilitate the learning of foreign languages. The web extension overrides the default content when either a new tab or window is opened with interactive language learning material. The web extension is compatible with the desktop version of the Chrome web browser. Each time a new tab or window is opened, a range of language learning material are presented at random, which can be read, understood and completed in 30 seconds or less with immediate feedback. Overriding the web browser’s functionality ensures the user is exposed to language learning material.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Web Browser Extension · Online Language Learning · Accessible Design · Interactive Design
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:34469
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Sep 2020 12:36
Last Modified:01 Sep 2020 12:36

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