2001 - Professional Audiences and Distance Language Learning. The XENIOS Project

“Professional Audiences and Distance Language Learning. The XENIOS Project”
P. Arvanitis, P. Panagiotidis, O. Delhaye.
In the proceedings of the 1st Congress in Open and Distance Education, organised by the Greek Open University. CD-ROM, Greek Open University Publications.

This article presents the product of XENIOS research program , which attempts to answer the problem of language learning course with the development of a software model in six languages , applied in the field of economics and international trade. The main problem of concern to researchers in the case of the use of new technologies is the use of interactivity of E / Y and satisfy the methodological requirements of Teaching . The text of this paper presents the technological solutions given to problems of knowledge transfer and training of trainees .

This paper shows how to design and develop a flexible and application specific issues around language and economy. In particular , outlines the criteria adopted for the methodological choices of the survey, to gather linguistic raw material and didactic exploitation in " packages " of multimedia teaching materials. Then presents the technological solutions adopted for the development of the final product to the Internet and CD-ROM, discusses how design multilingual multimedia dictionary context accompanying the application and describes the operation of the user interface developed specifically for this case . The notice shall be included in the research developed internationally and can help in the effort to find flexible ways of distance learning using technology tools to facilitate access to education for socially , geographically or economically excluded groups. In its research program required the design and implementation of a prototype database and creating exaglossou multimedia dictionary context (French, English, German, Greek, Spanish and Italian language ) while using speech synthesis technology (Text to Speech Engines, TTS) undertaken by the author.


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