Encouraging autonomy in CompSci students through technology-enhanced tools

Scheduling Details
Presentation Date
Fri, September 07, 2:00 pm
Final Time
2:30 pm
Presentation Room
1041
Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
Presenter(s)
John Blake (University of Aizu)
Abstract
Abstract
Computer science engineering students at the University of Aizu have to write a graduation thesis and present their research in English. Three technology-enhanced tools were created to help students develop autonomy and rise to the challenge. 1. A feature visualizer was developed that highlights various prototypical generic features. 2. A corpus-based error detector was created to provide feedback on genre-specific errors that were discovered in a corpus of graduation theses. 3. A pronunciation scaffolder was created to automatically annotate presentation scripts with various pronunciation features, enabling students to read aloud their prepared scripts more easily and more appropriately.
Presentation No
14