Title: Knowledge awareness for a computer-assisted language learning using handhelds

Authors: Hiroaki Ogata, Yoneo Yano

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, University of Tokushima, 2-1, Minamijosanjima, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan. ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, University of Tokushima, 2-1, Minamijosanjima, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan

Abstract: This paper describes a computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) in a ubiquitous computing environment. In the system called CLUE, the learners provide and share individual experience and interaction corpus and discuss about them. This paper focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of knowledge awareness map. The map visualises the relationship between the shared knowledge and the current and past interactions of learners. The map plays a very important role for finding peer helpers, and inducing collaboration.

Keywords: knowledge awareness; CALL; handheld devices; PDA; GPS; computer assisted language learning; computer supported collaborative learning; CSCL; peer assistance; authentic learning; personal digital assistant; mobile learning; ubiquitous computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.005731

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.4/5, pp.435 - 449

Available online: 28 Nov 2004 *

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