Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
ILLLAB: Mobile Application for Language Learning 'Up2B2'
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Bilingualism and second languages,
  • Higher education and university education pupils
Information
Abstract
This Project is framed in the mobile assisted approach to the learning of languages (MALL) and aims at testing the prototype of a multiple choice question-answer game to review grammar, vocabulary, language use and reading comprehension at the B2 level according to the CEFRL. The prototype is already planned to be designed within the GIEM and would be finished during the development of the project. The improvements on the application and final functionalities are expected to be decided and agreed throughout the project and after analysing the results of a pilot test at the UPM. This test pursues a double aim: First, to analyze the extent to which the use of the application motivates the students and has a positive impact in their learning: questionnaires are proposed to assess results regarding students? motivation and pre and post test statistical techniques would be used to evaluate eventual proficiency improvement on the part of students. Second, it also aims at gaining information from the testers about other more technical aspects such as usability and user experience obtained by the use of the mobile learning prototype application. Any mobile application has great sensitivity to user-interface issues, even to the point of determining the success or failure of it at the same level as the functionality itself. Testing these technical aspects in the local framework will give us a very valuable insight into the similarities and differences that users of different profiles exhibit towards m-learning Apps. *The Intagrated Language Learning Lab is willing to also maintain the cycle "Around the World in English" which has been highly evaluated among participants and is providing the UPM channel with valuable audiovisual materials according to the GATE.
International
No
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Entity Nationality
ESPAÑA
Entity size
Desconocido
Granting date
15/09/2015
Participants
  • Director: Irina M Arguelles Alvarez (UPM)
  • Participante: Margarita Martinez Nuñez (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Magdalena Gonzalez Martin (UPM)
  • Participante: Georgina Cuadrado Esclapez (UPM)
  • Participante: Juan Blanco Cotano (UPM)
  • Participante: M.del Carmen Ortiz Martinez (UPM)
  • Participante: Rafael Herradon Diez (UPM)
  • Participante: Antonio Da Silva Fariña (UPM)
  • Participante: Ana Belen Garcia Hernando (UPM)
  • Participante: Mary Luz Mouronte Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Lingüística Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a Las Tecnologías de la Información y Las Comunicaciones
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