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Personal Glossary and Quizzer

 
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Personal Glossary and Quizzer
 
For those who may not have seen this, I have posted concerning COVCELL intentions relating to the glossary:

http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=39844#183349

I will be posting here in more detail concerning our programming aims at the beginning of March but it would be great to start to get input from you all on this particular programming commitment now.

All the best,
Matthew.
 
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Re: Personal Glossary and Quizzer
 
Comments and contributions invited:

3.2.2.2 Personal Glossary and Quizzer
Actor: student.
During a language course, each student acquires vocabulary at a different rate and from
different fields, depending on the breadth of their reading and variety of situations in which
they practice written and spoken language. The personal glossary shall allow students to
assemble a vocabulary that relates only to their specific language acquisition, and the
quizzer shall give them the opportunity to test themselves on this personal glossary.
 
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Group Particularly helpful Moodlers
Here is any earlier version of the requirements for a Personal Glossary and Quizzer
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Project Description Requirements Overview

This project creates “learner-built dictionaries” along with “flash-card quizzing activities” of the words and phrases learned in a foreign language training program.  Learners select their own items to be reinforced/relearned from resource lists created by instructors.  By integrating the tool into a course management system (CMS), teachers can monitor the progress of students and thus give timely recommendations and resources as they proceed in their projects. There are four major sections to this project.

1.    Teacher Interface and Database:  for providing phrase and word lists

2.    Student Dictionary Interface and Database:  for collecting/searching words/phrases

3.    Student Flash Card Study Tool:  for quizzing, reflecting on, or commenting on the lists.

4.    Learner Tracking and CMS Integration:   for reporting on and assessment of learner participation


Justification
In the process of student involvement in group collaboration, little attention has been paid to how learners collect and practise new language (words and phrases).   Task-based theories of language learning (Nunan, Ellis, etc.)  argue that learners will retain new words if used in the context of a real-world project.  These words are thus selected by the students as needed as a project progresses.   Teachers do not pre-select language items, but can provide useful resources that students might search through.  Putting such resources (project-related word and phrase lists) online is a convenient and easy-to-modify approach.   This project is intended to create such “learner-created dictionaries” along with a capability for self-quizzing of the items in a flash card study aid.  By integrating the tool into a course management system (CMS), teachers can monitor the progress of students and thus give timely recommendations and resources as they proceed in their projects. 
 
 
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Have you seen the current Flashcard module?
 
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