Work in progress: Design of a visual learning tool for Japanese

Yasmin Bhattacharya, Madhumita Bhattacharya

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1 Citation (Scopus)


Learning Japanese is important for engineering students to be able to work in Japanese companies and to share Japanese technical know how. Learning technical Japanese is very difficult because it consists of complex Kanjis (Chinese characters). This project concentrates on the development of the students' ability to learn Kanji. In this project we developed a tool that will help students to understand and remember Japanese Kanjis. The program design is based on flash animation. Through this learning tool, students will be introduced to the order in which the strokes of a character should be written. This tool also consists of some interactive activities that will enable the students to evaluate their learning - multiple-choice questions on quizzes of stroke orders of the Kanji characters - with instant feedback. Continuous evaluation will be carried out to determine the learning effectiveness of the tool and to enhance the quality of the product.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1424402565, 9781424402564
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Oct 282006 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • And visual tool
  • Engineering education
  • Flash animation
  • Japanese Kanji

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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