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Triando and L. Arhippainen, "Development and User Experiences of the Learn Viena Karelian Mobile Web Game," 2019 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and information Systems (ICACSIS), Bali, Indonesia, 2019, pp. 465-470. doi: 10.1109/ICACSIS47736.2019.8979925

Development and user experiences of the learn Viena Karelian mobile web game

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Author: Triando1; Arhippainen, Leena2
Organizations: 1Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
2INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.4 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-03-24


Viena Karelian is a dialect of Karelian language, which is categorized as an endangered language and requires an innovative approach to increase motivation and skills of learners. Currently, there are mainly traditional ways to learn Viena Karelian dialect such as occasional gathering and language courses are conducted by a cultural community. Therefore, gamification approach was utilized to develop a mobile web game, so beginner learners could learn in a fun and effective ways, also location-independently. A mobile web game prototype was implemented by utilizing the Laravel PHP framework and Bootstrap frontend framework, which enable the game prototype accessible on mobile web browsers. The main concept of this game was constructed by using a language learning model, which was defined with levels of easy, medium, and hard, also skill sections of listening, reading, and writing. Preliminary user experience test was conducted with 12 game experts and the result shows the game prototype was experienced as Engaging, Easy to use, Useful, Approachable and Consistent.

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Series: International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems
ISSN: 2330-4588
ISSN-E: 2473-7186
ISSN-L: 2330-4588
ISBN: 978-1-7281-5292-9
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-5293-6
Pages: 465 - 470
Article number: 1298
DOI: 10.1109/ICACSIS47736.2019.8979925
Host publication: International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems (ICACSIS) Oct 12th-13 th 2019, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Conference: International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
113 Computer and information sciences
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