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Title:Flipping the language learning curve word by word
Author(s):Reese, Thomas J
Advisor(s):Bailey, Brian
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):FlipWord
Foreign Languages
Passive Microtasking
Abstract:Changing habits to incorporate dedicated learning time into daily life is difficult. This thesis details passive learning through a system that takes advantage of microtasks that occur within the content users are already consuming. I present FlipWord, an application that automatically inserts second language vocabulary in line with a user’s native language on every website visited. These words are generally in-context, emphasized through spaced repetition, and reviewable through micro-challenges. User retention over four months has been particularly high, with positive user feedback and reviews.
Issue Date:2015-07-22
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/88315
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Thomas Reese
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-29
Date Deposited:August 201


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