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Educational Framework for Adoption of Vocabulary Based on Wikipedia Linkage and Spaced Learning

, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland

Global Learn, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


We propose a new educational framework supporting learners in adoption of vocabulary and knowledge for various personalized and engaging pedagogic purposes. The most essential concepts of learning topic are linked based on the shortest connecting paths in hyperlink network of Wikipedia encyclopedia assisted with Wiktionary dictionary. In resulting pedagogic conceptual network learner traverses links along learning path generated by method in sequential process having tailored variation and repetition computed based on theory of spaced learning. The learning path is shown to learner as sequence of compact relation statements extracted from sentences surrounding hyperlinks in Wikipedia articles, supplied with set of visualizations based on main verb identified in them. Based on framework we have implemented prototype tool and promising experiments in educational setting indicated valuable support for adoption of new knowledge.


Lahti, L. (2012). Educational Framework for Adoption of Vocabulary Based on Wikipedia Linkage and Spaced Learning. In Proceedings of Global Learn 2012: Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 8-13). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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