István Károly Boda, and Erzsébet Tóth

Knowledge Base Development for Second Language Learning in the 3D Virtual Space  

In our study first we provide a short overview of the 3D virtual library project which started about ten years ago as part of the Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom) research. The current implementation of the virtual library model exploits the 3D features of the MaxWhere Seminar System. In our study we would like to summarize the classroom experiences that we brought together in teaching English as a second language for students of computer science majors at the Faculty of Informatics, University of Debrecen in the academic year of 2020 and 2021. Our main purpose was to improve the students’ linguistic knowledge and to collect their opinions and suggestions about the content of the learning material of our virtual library and where they think is necessary to modify it. Summarizing their views, we decided to add further vocabulary items, contexts and explanations to the material. In addition, their achievements proved that successful language learning needs carefully prepared tests and exercises which support self-assessment and increase motivation. In general, the more tests are available the more efficient the learning process is. But preparing good and varied tests manually is a relatively slow and exhausting work. Therefore, we intended to use JavaScript technology to develop an algorithm which can generate tests and exercises automatically, based on the knowledge base of the virtual library.


DOI:  10.36244/ICJ.2024.5.8


Please cite this paper the following way:

István Károly Boda, and Erzsébet Tóth, "Knowledge Base Development for Second Language Learning in the 3D Virtual Space", Infocommunications Journal, Joint Special Issue on Cognitive Infocommunications and Cognitive Aspects of Virtual Reality, 2024, pp. 2-11,