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A New m-Learning Scenario for a Listening Comprehension Assessment Test in Second Language Acquisition [SLA]

Magal-Royo, T; Garcia Laborda, J; Price, S; (2017) A New m-Learning Scenario for a Listening Comprehension Assessment Test in Second Language Acquisition [SLA]. Journal of Universal Computer Science , 23 (12) pp. 1200-1214. 10.3217/jucs-023-12-1200. Green open access

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Abstract

Computer adaptive language testing offers the possibility to research and practice m-learning using ubiquitous technology. Virtual education in m-learning uses conventional Learning Objects (LO) to enable the possibility of development of several tasks oriented towards language learning including the assessment and verification of skill improvements in second language acquisition. So far, there are few research papers on the impact of using new multimodal digital resources as LO in the design process of foreign language assessment tests through mobile devices because many English certification tests still continue to use traditional testing techniques [face-to-face and pen-and-paper assessments] combined with conventional digital environments oriented to virtual education. Learning languages requires not only new m-learning scenarios for assessment but also multimodal interactive environments to improve the user's experience during proficiency tests or language certification. Multimodal object learning such as augmented environments, learning games, spatial sound, etc. can be integrated into an assessment process to enhance the user´s experience by simulating natural communicative scenarios. The present article defines an innovative new m-learning scenario for listening comprehension assessment in an on-line test by implementing a multimodal audio learning source named binaural sound. Use of this technology will enable demonstration of other possibilities of human interaction to improve the user's experience in language learning through sound perception and its cognition from the user in an especific learning task.

Type: Article
Title: A New m-Learning Scenario for a Listening Comprehension Assessment Test in Second Language Acquisition [SLA]
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3217/jucs-023-12-1200
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3217/jucs-023-12-1200
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Computer Assisted Learning Language [CALL], binaural audio, foreign language assessment, listening comprehension assessment, m-learning, multimodal resources
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10066644
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