The use of game-based apps in e-learning has become a relevant trend with the diffusion of smart mobile devices. This is particularly true in language learning, where new captivating word games become a mean to enlarge vocabulary and improve the lexical accuracy of the user. This work presents MagicWord, a game based on widely known game mechanisms, but specifically designed and developed in order to support beginners learning Italian through an A1 level e-learning course. The paper presents the design and implementation of a demo version of MagicWord, through the main challenges encountered during its creation.

On the design of a word game to enhance Italian language learning

SALOMONI, PAOLA;ROCCETTI, MARCO;CECCHERELLI, ANDREA;CERVINI, CRISTIANA;VALVA, ANTONELLA
2016

Abstract

The use of game-based apps in e-learning has become a relevant trend with the diffusion of smart mobile devices. This is particularly true in language learning, where new captivating word games become a mean to enlarge vocabulary and improve the lexical accuracy of the user. This work presents MagicWord, a game based on widely known game mechanisms, but specifically designed and developed in order to support beginners learning Italian through an A1 level e-learning course. The paper presents the design and implementation of a demo version of MagicWord, through the main challenges encountered during its creation.
Proceedings of 2016 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2016)
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Salomoni, P.; Roccetti, M.; Loiseau, M.; Masperi, M.; Zampa, V.; Ceccherelli, A.; Cervini, C.; Valva, A.
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