Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers
Conceptualizing Student Models for ICALL


Luiz Amaral and Detmar Meurers


Proceedings of User Modeling 2007.


Student models for Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning (ICALL) have largely focused on the acquisition of grammatical structures. In this paper, we motivate a broader perspective of student models for ICALL that incorporates insights from current research on second language acquisition and language testing. We argue for a stu- dent model that includes a representation of the learner's ability to use language to perform tasks as well as an explicit activity model that pro- vides information on the language tasks and the inferences for the student model they support.



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Bibtex entry:

   author =      {Luiz Amaral and Detmar Meurers},
   title =       {User Modeling 2007},
   editor =      {Cristina Conati and Kathleen F. McCoy},
   booktitle =   {User Modeling 2007: Proceedings of the
   Eleventh International Conference}, 
   series =      {Lecture Notes in  Computer Science},
   publisher =   {Springer},
   address =      {Wien, New York, Berlin}
   url =          {},
   year =         {2007}