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Robot-Enhanced Language Learning for Children in Norwegian Day-Care Centers

Version 1 : Received: 31 August 2021 / Approved: 1 September 2021 / Online: 1 September 2021 (11:46:18 CEST)

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Halbach, T.; Schulz, T.; Leister, W.; Solheim, I. Robot-Enhanced Language Learning for Children in Norwegian Day-Care Centers. Multimodal Technol. Interact. 2021, 5, 74. Halbach, T.; Schulz, T.; Leister, W.; Solheim, I. Robot-Enhanced Language Learning for Children in Norwegian Day-Care Centers. Multimodal Technol. Interact. 2021, 5, 74.

Journal reference: Multimodal Technol. Interact. 2021, 5, 74
DOI: 10.3390/mti5120074

Abstract

We transformed the existing learning program Language Shower, which is used in some Norwegian day-care centers in the Grorud district of Oslo municipality, into a digital solution using an app for smartphone or tablet with the option for further enhancement of presentation by a NAO robot. The solution was tested in several iterations and multiple day-care centers over several weeks. Measurements of the children’s progress across learning sessions indicate a positive impact of the program using a robot as compared to the program without robot. In-situ observations and interviews with day care center staff confirmed the solution’s many advantages, but also revealed some important areas for improvement. In particular, the speech recognition needs to be more flexible and robust, and special measures have to be in place to handle children speaking simultaneously.

Keywords

Social robot; mobile app; e-learning; language education; kindergarden, pre-school

Subject

MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE, Other

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