[ANN]: "Word Match" (language tool + dynamic labels on icon images)
sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Tue Feb 17 17:05:59 EST 2009
The primary purpose of this stack
is to present a practical example how - as one of several options - the
results and proposals of the discussion in the recent thread "Dynamic
labels for buttons with (oddshaped) icon images?" could be applied.
Part of the discussion and the findings are supplied with the stack
(button "About text on icons") as is an overview (button "help") how to
work with the stack and how it is structured.
As a "language tool" (for second-language learning) it is a rather
elementary example. It is an adaptation of one of the various examples
in an older stack from 2001 that introduced students to the basics of
educational programming. (see stack "Seminar01" on page "Tools and
Samples for Development" of my website <http://www.sanke.org/MetaMedia>).
There are two longer word lists - "Spanish-English" and "English-German"
- from which you can choose for the exercises.
Because of the demonstration character for "dynamic labels" the stack
lacks a number of features one would normally expect in a more
sophisticated educational environment, like
- import of vocabulary from external files
- subsequent selections from fld "Lexicon" until all words have been
selected at least once, i.e. not applying random selections each time
from the complete "Lexicon" as in the present version
- numerical feedback as to correct and wrong matches
- collecting wrong matches in a separate temporary "lexicon" as a basis
for "loops" that can be repeatedly used - thus adapting the program to
the individual learning progress of the user, etc.-
An example of a more pedagogically structured stack would be "Image and
Words" (<http://www.sanke.org/Software/ImageAndWords.zip>) that shows an
educational environment in stages of increasing complexity.
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