Ticket #1694 (new story)
New type of resource: Vocabulary trainer
|Reported by:||jukka||Owned by:||anonymous|
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Description (last modified by jukka) (diff)
I think our system could have a great potential for vocabulary teaching. We have a multilingual community, wikish permission policy and modular pieces and these can be combined in this way:
When you edit media piece containing an image, there is a field 'vocabulary training' which asks to give one or several words in your language (separate fields for every users language) describing what is in the picture. You can add list of words or phrases, one for each row.
When building a vocabulary trainer, you are browsing media pieces that have the vocabulary section for selected language filled and by adding conditions (tags), you limit the search to show a set of pieces. The resource contains this saved search.
This would have an added benefit of giving useful tags in many languages for pieces. 'kissa' wouldn't probably be found from tags, but from finnish vocabulary of image of cat, and finnish teacher who is trying to find a cat for her webpage would find it.
Vocabulary trainers are basically saved searches, searching for all pieces with correct language vocabulary associated with it and tag (if given).
Teaching vocabulary this way is effective. having wrong choices surrounding the correct one is <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080129215316.htm">not a problem</a>, and having some sort of task to do forces to evaluate what is seen and what are the choices.
Also this would be offer a great low entry point for teachers to learn to edit other people's resources: it is perfectly reasonable for you, hungarian speaking to add hungarian vocabulary to estonian's media piece.