AbstractsComputer Science

Building an intelligent environment for learning Indian Language Marathi

by Abhijit Joshi

Institution: INFLIBNET
Department: Technology Management
Year: 2013
Keywords: Intelligent Environment; Learning Indian Language; Marathi
Record ID: 1190201
Full text PDF: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/handle/10603/7504


The use of technology in the classroom is not new. It is perhaps older than the time computer was invented. During those days, the language educators and researchers were also updated in the usage of technology in the classroom. That brought out a number of language programs/softwares. But, these softwares were unable to attract language learners and disappeared from market within few months. The emergence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in late 90 s has thrown light to educators and researchers and those who were using the technology in the classroom, towards the field of e-learning. On line or e-learning is not a buzz word now. Still these systems have not taken off as expected. This thesis discusses the various reasons why the e-learning systems have not taken off as expected. It also explores various reasons of learning languages and the current work done in the area of e-learning for Indian languages, leading us to explore the domain of language learning using e-learning approach. The thesis concentrates on developing Language Tutoring System (LTS) for an Indian language, Marathi. The Teaching learning approach and pedagogical model is based on the basic principles of first language learning, namely, repetition, intervention and relevant feedback. Constructing an e-learning system for language teaching using these principles is argued to be relevant. The thesis also explores the various challenges and issues in creating an effective e-learning environment for language learning using these principles. At the practical level, the thesis shows that the three different frameworks of prior research which are relevant in the development of the proposed LTS, such as Constructivist Learning Environment (CLE), Computer Aided Language Learning (CALL), and Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) need to be brought together to make the language tutoring systems. In the designing of LTS, the potentials of CLE, CALL and ITS are integrated.%%%References p. 153-163, List of publications p. 164