Personalized word learning for ESL students via integration of implicit and explicit profiles

Fu Lee WANG, Di ZOU, Haoran XIE

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Abstract

Word learning is the one of most fundamental steps for English as Second Language (ESL) students. However, it is a challenge to understand each individual student to provide them with personalized learning experience, since it is difficult to identify various variables like learning style, language proficiency, knowledge background for each learner in an e-learning system. To address this issue, we propose an integrated framework to depict the individual vocabulary proficiency by using the implicit and explicit profiles. The explicit user profiling gives the control of users to specify and modify their vocabulary proficiency so that the users will have a sense of ownership of their personalized data, whereas the implicit user profiling is a non-intrusive method which can record and update the proficiency of learners without explicit manually input from users. In this paper, we attempt to integrate these two kinds of profiles to build a powerful learner profile for personalized vocabulary learning. Furthermore, the preliminary empirical results validate the effectiveness of the integrated framework. Copyright © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlended learning. Enhancing learning success: 11th International Conference, ICBL 2018, Osaka, Japan, July 31- August 2, 2018, proceedings
EditorsSimon K. S. CHEUNG, Lam-for KWOK, Kenichi KUBOTA, Lap-Kei LEE, Jumpei TOKITO
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages301-310
ISBN (Electronic)9783319945057
ISBN (Print)9783319945040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Wang, F. L., Zou, D., & Xie, H. (2018). Personalized word learning for ESL students via integration of implicit and explicit profiles. In S. K. S. Cheung, L.-F. Kwok, K. Kubota, L.-K. Lee, & J. Tokito (Eds.), Blended learning. Enhancing learning success: 11th International Conference, ICBL 2018, Osaka, Japan, July 31- August 2, 2018, proceedings (pp. 301-310). Cham: Springer.

Keywords

  • Vocabulary acquisition
  • ESL
  • Student profiles
  • Learning analytics
  • Personalized learning

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