Development of a cross-platform ubiquitous language learning services via mobile phone and interactive television (iTV)
Fallahkhair, S., Pemberton, L. and Griffiths, R. (2007) Development of a cross-platform ubiquitous language learning services via mobile phone and interactive television (iTV) Journal Of Computer Assisted Learning, 23 (4). pp. 312-325. ISSN 0266-4909
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This paper describes the development processes for a cross-platform ubiquitous language learning service via interactive television (iTV) and mobile phone. Adapting a learner-centred design methodology, a number of requirements were gathered from multiple sources that were subsequently used in TAMALLE (television and mobile phone assisted language learning environment) development. A number of issues that arise in the context of cross-platform user interface design and architecture for ubiquitous language learning were tackled. Finally, we discuss a multi-method evaluation regime to gauge usability, perceived usefulness and desirability of TAMALLE system. The result broadly revealed an overall positive response from language learners. Although, there were some reported difficulties in reading text and on-screen display mainly on the iTV side of the interface, TAMALLE was perceived to be a usable, useful and desirable tool to support informal language learning and also for gaining new contextual and cultural knowledge.
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