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Title: Hadeda: the noisy way to practice spelling vocabulary using a cell phone
Authors: Butgereit, LL
Botha, A
Keywords: Hadeda
Mobile phones
Human language technologies
Spelling vocabulary
Text-to- speech engines
IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings
Citation: Butgereit, LL and Botha, A. 2009. Hadeda: the noisy way to practice spelling vocabulary using a cell phone. IST-Africa 2009 Conference and Exhibition. Kampala, Uganda, 6 - 8 May 2009, pp 7
Abstract: With the push to better school results in mathematics, science, and technology related subjects, often language education is moved into the background. In Africa, however, education is often not in the mother tongue of the learners. Pupils are in a position where they are trying to learn complicated subjects such as science and mathematics in a language which is not their home language. In some African countries, there are dozens if not hundreds of languages. Hadeda is a project where primary school pupils (and even secondary school pupils) are encouraged to practice spelling words or vocabulary words using their cell phone. Hadeda allows the language teacher to create spelling lists or vocabulary lists in English and Afrikaans. Hadeda then generates a fun cell phone application using multiple texts-to- speech engines to encourage pupils to practice spelling the words
Description: IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings
URI: www.IST-Africa.org/Conference2009
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3392
ISBN: 978-1-905824-11-3
Appears in Collections:Human language technologies
ICT in education, youth, gender
General science, engineering & technology

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