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ID : 458
Original submission :
Title : Audible Devices as Virtual Learning Assistant: Predictions of ESL Learning for the Future
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

English language learning has undergone tremendous change over the years due to the remarkable entry of technology.  The most recent technology that is making its way in education is Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.  AI has already been applied to education primarily in some tools that help to develop certain skills. As AI educational solutions continue to mature, the hope is that AI can help fill needs gaps in learning and teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL).  The aim of this paper is to review studies on the integration of AI in language learning to look for the promising outcomes of the integration of AI specifically audible devices as virtual learning assistants.  The findings from the review predict the potential usage of audible devices as virtual learning assistants for ESL learning in the future. The capability of the virtual learning assistant in interpreting human speech and respond via synthesized voices is hoped to provide a platform for learning ESL. This paper imposes some recommendations in leveraging the best attributes of the audible devices as virtual learning assistants for the best outcome for ESL learning, especially among the less successful learners.


Keywords : audible devices; virtual learning assistant; ESL; technology-enhanced language learning; Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Conference theme : Emerging technologies
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Main presenter : Dr. Harwati Hashim
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Affiliation : Harwati Hashim (Selangor, Malaysia)
Email address : harwati@ukm.edu.my
Biography :

Harwati Hashim is a Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovations, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She is an educational technology enthusiast and an e-learning practitioner.  Her areas of concentration are ESL, mobile learning, Mobile-assisted Language Learning (MALL), technology acceptance as well as language pedagogy and the use of technology in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).  

Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Dr. Melor Md Yunus (National University of Malaysia (UKM))) Co-presenter (3) : Prof. Norazah Mohd Nordin (National University of Malaysia (UKM))) Co-presenter (4) : Dr. Helmi Norman (National University of Malaysia (UKM)) Co-presenter (5) : Ms. Haida Umiera Hashim (National University of Malaysia (UKM))
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Date added : Sunday, 31 March 2019, 6:48 PM
Date modified : Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:41 AM
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 214-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 10: 20 - 10: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : C303
Schedule room seats : 100 seats
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