Autonomous Technology-Assisted Language Learning/Needs

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This chapter describes a number of ideas for enhancing ATALL. These are technologies that do not currently exists or exist in forms that needs to be improved or enhanced for effective ATALL.

Text reconstruction tasks[edit]

Portable audio player with variable-speed playback[edit]

  • Fourth-generation and later iPods permit variable-speed playback but only for audiobooks and only over a very limited range of speeds (slower/normal/faster).

Web-based mouse-over dictionaries[edit]

Possibilities:[edit]

http://www.wordchamp.com/

http://www.wordreference.com/ (with a bookmarklet)