A study on UI design of smartphone app for continuous blended language learning

Yuichi Ohkawa, Masaaki Kodama, Yuta Konno, Xiumin Zhao, Takashi Mitsuishi

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Abstract

This study aims to develop a smartphone app which facilitates students to do their continuous language learning. It provides short but many different exercises as reviews for classroom lessons based on the microlearning. Currently, we have conducted a blended learning, which consists of both a face-to-face class and a home assignment in e-learning, for Chinese language courses. In this blended learning, we have provided a prototype of smartphone app 'KoToToMo' with which students are able to practice by various exercises according to actual lessons in a class. However, we had found that the prototype app has some problems to be solved to perform effective practice based on the microlearning. This app just provides exercise, so students must remember chapters to be practiced and which exercises had been practiced. The students are also required many steps of operations to resume their exercisesfrom the point where they had halted their exercises. Therefore, in order to solve these problems of the existing app, we discuss effective user interface design of our app, which enables students to recognize the next exercises to be practiced by visualizing their progress of exercises and to select one from them in a few steps of operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 5th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Technology for Next Generation of Information, Engineering, Business and Social Science, ICBIR 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages584-589
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538652541
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 20
Event5th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research, ICBIR 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2018 May 172018 May 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2018 5th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research: Smart Technology for Next Generation of Information, Engineering, Business and Social Science, ICBIR 2018

Other

Other5th International Conference on Business and Industrial Research, ICBIR 2018
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period18/5/1718/5/18

Keywords

  • Chinese language teaching
  • blended learning
  • microlearning
  • smartphone app
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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