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  • Location-based vocabulary learning app

    Wu, Shaoqun; Pammi, Karun; Yu, Alex (The University of Technology, Sydney, 2016)
    This paper presents a mobile app that generates vocabulary learning games based on the user’s geographical location—cinema, restaurant, museum, etc. The app sends the user a notification and offers three fun vocabulary ...
  • Learning collocations with FLAX apps

    Yu, Alex; Wu, Shaoqun; Witten, Ian H.; König, Jemma (The University of Technology, Sydney, 2016)
    The rise of Mobile Assisted Language Learning has brought a new dimension and dynamic into language classes. Game-like apps have become a particularly effective way to promote self-learning to young learners outside ...
  • A mobile reader for language learners

    König, Jemma; Witten, Ian H.; Wu, Shaoqun (The University of Technology, Sydney, 2016)
    This paper describes a new approach to mobile language learning; a mobile reader that aids learners in extending the breadth of their existing vocabulary knowledge. The FLAX Reader supports L2 (second language) learners ...
  • Using Wikipedia for language learning

    Wu, Shaoqun; Witten, Ian H. (2015)
    Differentiating between words like look, see and watch, injury and wound, or broad and wide presents great challenges to language learners because it is the collocates of these words that reveal their different shades of ...
  • FLAX: Flexible and open corpus-based language collections development

    Fitzgerald, Alannah; Wu, Shaoqun; Marín, María José (Research-publishing.net, 2015)
    In this case study we present innovative work in building open corpus-based language collections by focusing on a description of the opensource multilingual Flexible Language Acquisition (FLAX) language project, which is ...
  • Investigating an open methodology for designing domain-specific language collections

    Fitzgerald, Alannah; Wu, Shaoqun; Barge, Martin (Research-publishing.net, 2014)
    With this research and design paper, we are proposing that Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Open Access (OA) publications give increasing access to high quality online educational and research content for the development ...
  • Second language learning in the context of MOOCs

    Wu, Shaoqun; Fitzgerald, Alannah; Witten, Ian H. (SCITEPRESS, 2014)
    Massive Open Online Courses are becoming popular educational vehicles through which universities reach out to non-traditional audiences. Many enrolees hail from other countries and cultures, and struggle to cope with the ...
  • Supporting Collocation Learning

    Wu, Shaoqun (University of Waikato, 2010)
    Collocations are of great importance for second language learners. Knowledge of them plays a key role in producing language accurately and fluently. But such knowledge is difficult to acquire, simply because there is so ...
  • Supporting collocation learning with a digital library

    Wu, Shaoqun; Franken, Margaret; Witten, Ian H. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2010)
    Extensive knowledge of collocations is a key factor that distinguishes learners from fluent native speakers. Such knowledge is difficult to acquire simply because there is so much of it. This paper describes a system that ...
  • Utilizing lexical data from a Web-derived corpus to expand productive collocation knowledge

    Wu, Shaoqun; Witten, Ian H.; Franken, Margaret (European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010)
    Collocations are of great importance for second language learners, and a learner’s knowledge of them plays a key role in producing language fluently (Nation, 2001: 323). In this article we describe and evaluate an innovative ...
  • Refining the use of the web (and web search) as a language teaching and learning resource

    Wu, Shaoqun; Franken, Margaret; Witten, Ian H. (Routledge, 2009)
    The web is a potentially useful corpus for language study because it provides examples of language that are contextualized and authentic, and is large and easily searchable. However, web contents are heterogeneous in the ...
  • How to express your feelings (with a little help from Google)

    Wu, Shaoqun (2008)
    This paper describes an attempt to capitalize on the vast amount of human-generated text readily available on the Web to help language learners express their own feelings. We avoid errors, idiosyncrasies, and other dross ...
  • A digital library of language learning exercises

    Wu, Shaoqun; Witten, Ian H.; Edwards, Arthur; Nichols, David M.; Aquino, Raúl (Kassel University Press, 2007)
    Recent years have seen widespread adoption of the Internet for language teaching and learning. Interactive systems on the World-Wide Web provide useful alternatives to face-to-face tuition, and both teachers and learners ...
  • Content-Based Language Learning in a Digital Library

    Wu, Shaoqun; Witten, Ian H. (Springer, 2007)
    Digital libraries have untapped potential for supporting language teaching and learning. This paper describes a new scheme for automating topic-specific language learning using a specially built digital library. Three ...
  • Towards a digital library for language learning

    Wu, Shaoqun; Witten, Ian H. (Springer, 2006)
    Digital libraries have untapped potential for supporting language teaching and learning. Although the Internet at large is widely used for language education, it has critical disadvantages that can be overcome in a more ...