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WordDive

WordDive
Language Learning
A gamified language-learning app

WordDive is a gamified language-learning app that helps users learn useful vocabulary and expressions for different usage scenarios, including travel and work. The content is adaptable to user goals and preferences, making it suitable for beginners and advanced learners alike. The exercises engage multiple sensory and cognitive faculties, which make them compatible with various learning styles. Nine languages are available for study through the mobile app.

Age groups 
All education levels
Price 
Free with subscription
Languages 
English
Finnish
Swedish
German
Platform 
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Registration 
Required
Offline play 
Playable offline
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Pedagogy
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Passive
Active
The product provides immediate feedback for almost every user action, along with multiple layers of progress markers. All of these encourage and assist the user in making informed decisions about their learning path, without compromising the user's autonomy.
Rehearse
Construct
The product provides hints for every problem, which are accessed at the user's discretion. This allows users to remove scaffolding as they see fit, as well as customize the learning experience to their individual preferences.
Linear
Non-Linear
Users can jump back and forth between different courses and levels when necessary, which is helpful when their focus changes between wanting new content or preferring to practice previously covered material.
Individual
Collaborative
The product provides suggestions for how to proceed based on user performance, but the user can easily override them to focus on individual goals.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Practicing basic vocabulary
Practicing pronunciation
Practicing simple sentences
Practicing to use foreign language as a part of communication
Strengthening student’s motivation to learn a new language
Supporting the development of language learning
Practicing basic grammar
Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied
Transcribe words and short sentences that they hear with increasing accuracy
Identify and use tenses or other structures which convey the present, past, and future as appropriate to the language being studied
Learn to provide an accurate English translation of short, suitable material
Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
Develop and use a wide-ranging and deepening vocabulary that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests

Soft skills learning goals

Practising visual recognition
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing to use foreign language as a communication tool
Learning to use foreign language in work context
Learning about different languages
Learning to face failures and disappointments
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Practicing persistent working
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language

Kokoa Certificate

Kokoa Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected teachers with a master's degree in education.

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