STVALL: HbbTV Based Adaptive System for English Learning through Interactive TV
Tuesday, June 25 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Location: Koepelzaal
Presider: Yoko Usui, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan
Abstract: With the arrival of the interactive television (iTV) the term t-learning has been coined. This concept allows viewers to achieve an interactive and personalized training through an intelligent television supporting the benefits of adaptative systems versus the “traditional one-size-fits-all” (Brusilovsky, 2001). In the light of this context, the STVALL project aims to promote and improve English learning level by means of enjoyable pills based on personalized content through Smart TVs. The project result is an application developed with Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) technology, provided with a content recommendation system designed according to the user’s preferences and characteristics, and with activities created by a team of language experts. As a conclusion, the project contributes to improve the learning of English through a widely used technology as is HbbTV (Haase, 2017), and with an application that adapts to the user and that allows collective and social learning.