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ALEX

Cosmin Munteanu, Joanna Lumsden, Hélène Fournier, Rock Leung, Danny D'Amours, Daniel McDonald, Julie Maitland
2010 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services - MobileHCI '10  
ALEX© has been created together with low-literacy adults, following guidelines for inclusive design of mobile assistive tools.  ...  It is a mobile language assistant that is designed to be used both in the classroom and in daily life, in order to help low-literacy adults become increasingly literate and independent.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS NRC would like to acknowledge HarperCollins Publishers Limited for providing access to the following Works in support of this research study: "Collins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of American  ... 
doi:10.1145/1851600.1851697 dblp:conf/mhci/MunteanuLFLDMM10 fatcat:3qjbj7e5ijbbnai3ojegaryrci

ALEX©: a mobile adult literacy experiential learning application

Joanna Lumsden, Rock Leung, Danny D'Amours, Daniel McDonald
2010 International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation  
The research presented in this paper describes ALEX©, an ongoing attempt to successfully develop an innovative assistive, mobile, experiential language-learning application to support the daily literacy  ...  We present this overview in the hope that it is useful to others working in the fledgling domains of mobile assistive technology design and/or mobile experiential language-learning technologies.  ...  We, therefore, adopted this set of design guidelines when developing ALEX©, our mobile experiential language-learning application for functionally illiterate adults.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijmlo.2010.032635 fatcat:3q72psd6afh5tesxabetckl5pu

Lessons Learned: Methods Used to Recruit Rural Latinos for a Health Awareness Study

Alex Ortiz
2014 Florida Public Health Review  
Lessons learned from working with participants in the study are also included, such as providing child care services, addressing literacy issues during the consent form process, and strategies for working  ...  The growth of the nation's Latino population in rural areas may provide challenges for investigators seeking to recruit a diverse participant pool for use in survey and focus group research.  ...  These recommendations include: • Addressing potential literacy issues early in the study. Investigators were aware that the rural communities in the study area struggled with low levels of literacy.  ... 
doaj:7e83a99d09fe48dfbc839bdb9610908b fatcat:vgc53no3endktju5yohufj3j4u

Digitized HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence Interventions: A Review of Recent SMS/Texting Mobile Health Applications and Implications for Theory and Practice

Lunthita M. Duthely, Alex P. Sanchez-Covarrubias
2020 Frontiers in Communication  
Low cost, high penetration rates and ease of use mean mHealth SMS/texting solutions hold the biggest promise for curbing the global HIV/AIDS epidemic; yet these technologies have their own challenges.  ...  Mobile health technologies (mHealth) are efficacious along the continuum of HIV/AIDS-from prevention of HIV transmission to those at the highest risk of acquiring infection, to adherence to HIV medical  ...  for use with the technology, and accommodations for low-literacy and low technology literacy individuals (Jack and Mars, 2014) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fcomm.2020.530164 pmid:33644162 pmcid:PMC7909469 fatcat:fquvkgtspfb27cf6gzu2ckl3oi

Transforming African Education Systems in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Using ICTs: Challenges and Opportunities

Alcardo Alex Barakabitze, Anangisye William-Andey Lazaro, Neterindwa Ainea, Michael Hamza Mkwizu, Hellen Maziku, Alex Xavery Matofali, Aziza Iddi, Camillius Sanga
2019 Education Research International  
We further present various ICT-based models for education, as a transformational approach towards integrating ICTs in AES.  ...  Finally, we highlight our main findings and observations in terms of opportunities and future ICT for education research directions in Africa.  ...  [117] discussed the development of a mathematical computer-assisted learning mobile application that integrates a text-to-speech synthesis module for South African low-resourced languages.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2019/6946809 fatcat:ni4qe6dtebaynmqdlcii57ccie

Usability testing of multimodal feedback interface and simulated collision-avoidance power wheelchair for long-term-care home residents with cognitive impairments

Rosalie H. Wang, Alex Mihailidis, Tilak Dutta, Geoff R. Fernie
2011 Journal of rehabilitation research and development  
Many older adults in long-term-care homes have complex physical and cognitive impairments and have difficulty propelling manual wheelchairs.  ...  Each resident used the device for six 1 h sessions. Observations, feedback interviews, and outcome questionnaires were completed during and after the sessions.  ...  INTRODUCTION Independent mobility is essential in the quality of life of older adults living in institutions [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1682/jrrd.2010.08.0147 fatcat:efshlpvtubdwxepudjy2yime5a

Using Abstract Animations as an Innovative Technology-Based Approach to Measuring Pain in Adults (Preprint)

Charles Jonassaint, Nema Rao, Alex Sciuto, Galen Switzer, Laura De Castro, Gregory Kato, Jude Jonassaint H., Zakia Hammal, Nirmish Shah, Ajay Wasan
2018 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Conclusions: Using animations may be a faster and more patient-centered method for assessing pain and is not limited by age, literacy level, or language; however, more data are needed to assess the validity  ...  Eligible patients were receiving treatment for pain and reported pain more days than not for at least 3 months.  ...  Overly complex pain measures that rely on a long list of adjectives may alienate people with low-literacy, those with disabilities, seniors with dementia, and many others with communication limitations  ... 
doi:10.2196/10056 pmid:30076127 pmcid:PMC6098242 fatcat:clmvx4i3xvbxdl5jjurdqgqyx4

The Radicalization Risks of GPT-3 and Advanced Neural Language Models [article]

Kris McGuffie, Alex Newhouse
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we expand on our previous research of the potential for abuse of generative language models by assessing GPT-3.  ...  We also show GPT-3's strength in generating text that accurately emulates interactive, informational, and influential content that could be utilized for radicalizing individuals into violent far-right  ...  Sample 6: Few-Shot Prompt With Russian-Language Anti-Semitic Posts This is a Russian-language assistant that generates comments based on English descriptions.  ... 
arXiv:2009.06807v1 fatcat:bpcbzgwiprem7ekixkeoaztwvy

Multilingualism in a post-industrial city: policy and practice in Manchester

Yaron Matras, Alex Robertson
2015 Current Issues in Language Planning  
In such a complex and dynamic setting, there is a need for a mechanism to continuously monitor changes in language profiles and language needs.  ...  The paper introduces a model for a holistic approach to profiling urban multilingualism that relies on triangulating a variety of quantitative data sets, observations, and ethnographic interviews.  ...  Alex Robertson is Research Assistant for Multilingual Manchester, based in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14664208.2015.1048925 fatcat:lew4dncohzdcjpqmatl4wnxx3e

Pathways to care: how superdiversity shapes the need for navigational assistance

Gill Green, Charlie Davison, Hannah Bradby, Kristine Krause, Felipe Morente Mejías, Gabriele Alex
2014 Sociology of Health and Illness  
In social settings characterised by transnationalism and cultural heterogeneity, understanding the need for navigational assistance, particularly at times of uncertainty, has potential importance for the  ...  This paper notes the frequent appearance in first person narratives of the need for navigational assistance in the form of knowledge, cultural completence and orientation that facilitate the identification  ...  In terms of shaping his needs, this aspect of his situation may or may not have been combined with language or literacy issues.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12161 pmid:25040675 fatcat:y3l2re6b3jhg7ddkz3xhhcbqdy

Simplified Chinese translation of 13 adult item banks from the Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QoL)

Guanli Xie, Lidian Chen, Shanli Yang, Jing Tao, Chetwyn C. H. Chan, Allen W. Heinemann, David Cella, Jin-Shei Lai, Helena Correia, Alex W. K. Wong
2018 BMC Health Services Research  
The translation methodology used in this study can serve as a blueprint for researchers in other countries interested in translating the Neuro-QoL.  ...  Conclusion: All Chinese adult Neuro-QoL measures are linguistically equivalent to their English sources.  ...  This is a written language rather than a usual expression. I am afraid that it is hard to understand for any person with low education.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3631-7 fatcat:4hzb5ih3xjdk3cr3ooptmtflfe

Effectiveness of alternative listening devices to conventional hearing aids for adults with hearing loss: a systematic review protocol: Table 1

David W Maidment, Alex B Barker, Jun Xia, Melanie A Ferguson
2016 BMJ Open  
Maidment, David W. and Barker, Alex and Xia, Jun and Ferguson, Melanie A. (2016) The effectiveness of alternative listening devices to conventional hearing aids for adults with hearing loss: a systematic  ...  ’ effective intervention for adults with hearing loss.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011683 pmid:27789514 pmcid:PMC5093370 fatcat:66b56komj5bupls3tgpnin53im

A Comprehensive Rubric for Evaluating EduVR

Alex Fegely, Todd S Cherner
2021 Journal of Information Technology Education  
Aim/Purpose: This article presents a comprehensive rubric for evaluating educational virtual reality experiences for mobile devices.  ...  virtual reality for mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, and app-connected goggles).  ...  Next, they searched for existing eduVR experiences on mobile apps to provide context for the possible high and low scores for each dimension.  ... 
doi:10.28945/4737 fatcat:gjtalxn2bfegbanciqxp2lopuy

Access Control [chapter]

Anne Canteaut, Gerald Brose, Hakki C. Cankaya, Hakki C. Cankaya, Aaron Estes, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Davide Martinenghi, Yvo Desmedt, Marijke De Soete, Alex Biryukov, Alex Biryukov (+36 others)
2011 Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security  
Media Literacy Education A means of developing media literacy.  ...  M-learning (mobile learning) Learning that takes place via such wireless devices as cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), or laptop computers.  ...  XML (Extensible Markup Language) A simplified successor to SGML. W3C's generic language for creating new markup languages.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-5906-5_179 fatcat:ibx7eeeyfrgmlfjprx3cnfuvkq

The Impact of User Interface on Young Children's Computational Thinking

Alex Pugnali, Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umashi Bers
2017 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
This study explores the affordances of two very different programming interfaces for teaching computational thinking: a graphical coding application on the iPad (ScratchJr) and tangible programmable robotics  ...  Finally, it put more responsibility on the child to ask for help, since the adults could not always tell if there were any problems with the kids' programs.  ...  KIBO's programming language Graphical: ScratchJr For the graphical interface, this study used the ScratchJr application.  ... 
doi:10.28945/3768 fatcat:wdh4tz6saveilbpzck3cjftmfe
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