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Learning Collocations with FLAX Apps


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The rise of Mobile Assisted Language Learning has brought a new dimension and dynamic into language classes. Game-like apps have become a particularly effective way to promote self-learning to young learners outside classroom. This paper describes a system called FLAX that allows teachers to automatically generate a variety of collocation games from a contemporary collocation database built from Wikipedia text. These games are fun to play and mimic traditional classroom activities such as Collocation Matching, Collocation Guessing, Collocation Dominoes, and Related Words. The apps can be down-loaded onto Android devices from the Google Play store, and exercises are automatically updated whenever new materials are added by teachers through a web-based interface on the FLAX server. Teachers have used these games to provide supplementary material for several Massive Open Online courses (MOOC) in Law discipline.

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile language learning, Collocation learning, Wikipedia, language learning games
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
Depositing User: Alex Yu
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 03:17
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 04:31

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