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Language Learning on-the-go: Opportune moments and design of mobile microlearning sessions

T Dingler, D Weber, M Pielot, J Cooper, CC Chang, N Henze

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2017

Abstract

Learning a foreign language is a daunting and time-consuming task. People often lack the time or motivation to sit down and engage with learning content on a regular basis. We present an investigation of microlearning sessions on mobile phones, in which we focus on session triggers, presentation methods, and user context. Therefore, we built an Android app that prompts users to review foreign language vocabulary directly through notifications or through app usage across the day. We present results from a controlled and an in-the-wild study, in which we explore engagement and user context. In-app sessions lasted longer, but notifications added a significant number of "quick" learning sessions..

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