Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Joss Moorkens
Federico Gaspari
Sheila Castilho

Subjects

Education

Topics
moocs translation e learning distance education machine learning educational technology state of the art distance learning

Integrating machine translation into MOOCS (2017)

Abstract This paper presents TraMOOC (Translation for Massive Open Online Courses), a European research project developed with the intention of empowering international learners in the digital multilingual world by providing reliable machine translation (MT) specifically tailored to MOOCs from English into 11 languages (Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian). The paper describes how the project is addressing the challenges involved in developing an innovative, high-quality MT service for producing accurate translations of heterogeneous multi-genre MOOC materials, encompassing subtitles of video lectures, assignments, tutorials, and social web text posted on student blogs and fora. Based on the results of a large-scale and multi-method evaluation conducted as part of the TraMOOC project, we offer a reflection on how to best integrate state-of-the-art MT into MOOC platforms. The conclusion summarizes the key lessons learned, that can be applied by the wider community of international professionals with an interest in the multilingual aspects of innovative education and new learning technologies.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: ADAPT
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Distance education
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Educational technology
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine learning

Full list of authors on original publication

Andy Way, Joss Moorkens, Federico Gaspari, Sheila Castilho

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Andy Way
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 229
 
2
Joss Moorkens
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 17
 
3
Federico Gaspari
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 9
 
4
Sheila Castilho
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 16