Interactive Event: Enabling Vocabulary Acquisition while Providing Mobile Communication Support

  • Carrie Demmans Epp
  • Stephen Tsourounis
  • Justin Djordjevic
  • Ronald M. Baecker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7926)


We have developed an adaptive communication support tool that also supports vocabulary acquisition. This tool is called VocabNomad; it is one of the few mobile assisted language learning tools that aims to support the call for activities that are fundamentally different than those provided by paper and pencil or computer assisted language learning [1]. VocabNomad meets this call by trying to support the communication of immigrants who are isolated from their surrounding environment because of their limited English language proficiency. In the US, these English language learners (ELL) make up more than 20 percent of the population [2, 3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carrie Demmans Epp
    • 1
  • Stephen Tsourounis
    • 1
  • Justin Djordjevic
    • 1
  • Ronald M. Baecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Technologies for Aging Gracefully Laboratory (TAGlab), Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoCanada

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