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Title: Learning analytics and Second-Language Context: a digital instrument for measurement of real-time data regarding second language learners achievement
Authors: Figueiredo, Sandra
Silva, Carlos Fernandes da
Keywords: learning analytics
second language
intervention programmes
language measurement
second and critical period hypothesis
learning improvement
digital resources
phonetic decoding
phonological decoding
immigrant students
Portugal
verbal behaviour
language learning
migrants
cognitive constraints
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Figueiredo, Sandra Deolinda Andrade de Bastos; Carlos Fernandes da Silva. Learning analytics and Second-Language Context: a digital instrument for measurement of real-time data regarding second language learners achievement, International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 5, 2, 178-194, 2013.
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable electronic instrument to collect, measure and report data about verbal behaviours, regarding the phonological awareness and specific language skills, of second language learners. After theoretical revision of concepts and a perspective about phonetic decoding process, we presented results regarding the segmentation (a) and minimum pairs (b) tests. Against the general principles of critical period hypothesis, in empirical study the older learners present higher than younger ones, revealing more structure and less interference at the phonological level. Specific phonological constraints might explain the phonetic decoding and perception at this specific context (second language and migratory experience). The tests battery is presented as an important educational and research tool applied in a digital environment considering the electronic setting and advantages as authentic measurement and analytic scenario for the scientific understanding about the decoding processes and cognitive constraints of language learners.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11144/3494
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1504/IJTEL.2013.059089
ISSN: 1753-5263
Publisher version: https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/full/10.1504/IJTEL.2013.059089
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