Piet Desmet

Piet Desmet is coordinator of itec and academic director of the imec smart education research program.

His research interests are Second Language Acquisition and Technology, with applications in Computer-assisted Language Learning (AI-based chatbots, prediction of linguistic complexity, intelligent feedback on complex learning tasks), Learning Analytics (effectiveness research, systems for adaptive & personalized testing and learning) and Language Technology and Corpus Linguistics (automated analysis and annotation of text corpora using natural language processing, parallel and multimedia corpora, learner corpora). 

involved projects

i-Learn

Gepersonaliseerd digitaal leren in het Vlaamse onderwijs. Leren op maat van elk kind wordt internationaal vaak als de toekomst van ons onderwijs naar voor geschoven.

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Lecture+

Effective LEarning in remote Classrooms through Technology-enhanced UseR Engagement.

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Smart Education @ Schools

Smart Education @ Schools is een innovatieprogramma voor leerkrachten in het basis- en secundair onderwijs en in de volwasseneneducatie die de uitdagingen van hun onderwijspraktijk willen aanpakken met slimme educatieve technologie.

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Dig-e-Lab

Research and innovation for online learning. Seven partners on both sides of the French-Belgian border, including universities, training and research centres, are working together on a common project.

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VALILEX

Theoretical and empirical validation of lexical competence in French within the Common European Framework of Reference.

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SELFIN

An evaluation of the methodological and psychometric quality of language assessments, and training and support in the implementation and automatization of statistical analyses.

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video.de

Videostreaming as an interactive didactic instrument in computer-assisted language learning.

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COBALT

COmunication and building Bridget thanks to the Acquisition of Languages trough Technologies

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Publications

  • Bibauw, Serge ; Van Den Noortgate, Wim ; François, Thomas ; Desmet, Piet - 2022 - Dialogue systems for language learning: a meta-analysis - Language Learning & Technology; 2022; Vol. 26; iss. 1


  • Tack, Anaïs - 2021 - Mark My Words! On the Automated Prediction of Lexical Difficulty for Foreign Language Readers -


  • Duong, Phuong Thao ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Desmet, Piet ; Peters, Elke - 2021 - Learning vocabulary in spoken input- and output-based tasks - TASK - Journal on Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning; 2021; Vol. 1; iss. 1; pp. 99 - 125


  • Vandenberghe, Bert ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Reynvoet, Bert ; Desmet, Piet - 2021 - Combining explicit and sensitive indices for measuring L2 vocabulary learning through contextualized input and word-focused instruction - Studies In Second Language Acquisition; 2021; Vol. FirstView; pp. 1 - 31


  • Fievez, Isabeau - 2020 - What you see is what you get? Use and effectiveness of multimodal input for second language learning -


  • Duong, Phuong Thao ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Desmet, Piet ; Peters, Elke - 2020 - Differential effects of input-based and output-based tasks on L2 vocabulary learning - Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL); 2020


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte - 2020 - 'Let's keep it complex': Investigating the Effectiveness of Online Learning Environments for Complex Learning through Learning Analytics -


  • Fievez, Isabeau ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Cornillie, Frederik ; Desmet, Piet - 2020 - Vocabulary Learning Through Viewing Captioned or Subtitled Videos and the Role of Learner- and Word-related Factors - Calico Journal; 2020; Vol. 37; iss. 3; pp. 233 - 253


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Cornelis, Jan ; Lancieri, Luigi ; Desmet, Piet ; Depaepe, Fien - 2020 - Multimodal learning analytics to investigate cognitive load during online problem solving - British Journal of Educational Technology; 2020; Vol. 51; iss. 5; pp. 1548 - 1562


  • Noreillie, Ann-Sophie ; Desmet, Piet ; Peters, Elke - 2020 - Factors predicting low-intermediate French learners' vocabulary use in speaking tasks - Canadian Modern Language Review - Revue canadienne des langues vivantes; 2020; Vol. 76; iss. 3; pp. 194 - 217


  • Vandenberghe, Bert ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Reynvoet, Bert ; Desmet, Piet - 2020 - Secondary school students and adult learners show a differential ERP signature for classroom-based L2 word-focused vocabulary learning. -


  • Vandenberghe, Bert - 2020 - Brain of words. The impact of form- and meaning-focused instruction on L2 lexical acquisition as measured by behavioral and neurocognitive indices -


  • Raes, Annelies ; Pieters, Marieke ; Windey, Ine ; Depaepe, Fien ; Desmet, Piet - 2020 - Technology-Enhanced COllaborative Learning: Resulaten & eerste balans -


  • Abbakumov, Dmitry ; Desmet, Piet ; Van Den Noortgate, Wim - 2020 - Rasch model extensions for enhanced formative assessments in MOOCs - Applied Measurement in Education; 2020; Vol. 33; iss. 2; pp. 113 - 123


  • Abbakumov, Dmitry ; Desmet, Piet ; Van den Noortgate, Wim - 2020 - Psychometrics of MOOCs: Measuring Learners' Proficiency - Psychologica Belgica; 2020; Vol. 60; iss. 1; pp. 115 - 131


  • Noreillie, Ann-Sophie ; Kestemont, Britta ; Heylen, Kris ; Desmet, Piet ; Peters, Elke - 2020 - Vocabulary knowledge and listening comprehension at an intermediate level in English and French as foreign languages: An approximate replication study of Stæhr (2009) - Approaches to Learning, Testing and Researching L2 Vocabulary; 2020; pp. 213 - 232


  • Vandenberghe, Bert ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Reynvoet, Bert ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - The role of Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) as sensitive measures in L2 vocabulary acquisition research - Journal of the European Second Language Association; 2019; Vol. 3; iss. 1; pp. 35 - 45


  • Bibauw, Serge ; François, Thomas ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - Discussing with a computer to practice a foreign language: research synthesis and conceptual framework of dialogue-based CALL - Computer Assisted Language Learning; 2019; Vol. 32; iss. 8; pp. 827 - 877


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Desmet, Piet ; Lancieri, Luigi ; Depaepe, Fien - 2019 - Assessing the impact of students’ video watching behavior on academic performance -


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Desmet, Piet ; Depaepe, Fien - 2019 - Perceptions of instructional quality: impact on acceptance and use of an online learning environment - Interactive Learning Environments; 2019; Vol. 27; iss. 7; pp. 953 - 964


  • Abbakumov, D - 2019 - Psychometrics of MOOCs: How to measure proficiency? -


  • Peters, Elke ; Noreillie, Ann-Sophie ; Heylen, Kris ; Bulté, Bram ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - The impact of instruction and out-of-school exposure to foreign language input on learners’ vocabulary knowledge in two languages - Language Learning; 2019; Vol. 69; iss. 3; pp. 747 - 782


  • Tack, Anaïs ; François, Thomas ; Desmet, Piet ; Fairon, Cédrick - 2019 - The Prediction of Lexical Competence in Foreign Language Reading: A Systematic Synthesis -


  • Noreillie, Ann-Sophie ; Desmet, piet ; Peters, elke - 2019 - L1 and L2 speakers' vocabulary use in two dialogic speaking tasks -


  • Vandenberghe, Bert ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Reynvoet, Bert ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - The effects of word-focused and meaning-oriented L2 vocabulary instruction as measured by neurocognitive indices -


  • Fievez, Isabeau ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Cornillie, Frederik ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - How do learners use an online multimedia language learning environment? An eye-tracking study -


  • Duong, Phuong Thao ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Desmet, Piet ; Peters, Elke - 2019 - The differential effects of Input-based and Output-based Tasks on Vocabulary Learning -


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Desmet, Piet ; Depaepe, Fien - 2019 - The influence of the perceived instructional quality on the acceptance and use of an online course -


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Vanneste, Pieter ; Desmet, Piet ; Depaepe, Fien - 2019 - Measuring cognitive load during online complex learning -


  • Abbakumov, Dmitry ; Desmet, Piet ; Van Den Noortgate, Wim - 2019 - Measuring student’s activity in MOOCs using extensions of the Rasch model -


  • Vandenberghe, Bert ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Reynvoet, Bert ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - What can EEG data tell about L2 vocabulary learning in intervention studies ? -


  • Tack, Anaïs ; François, Thomas ; Desmet, Piet ; Fairon, Cédrick - 2019 - The Role of Cognate Vocabulary in CEFR-based Word-level Readability Assessment -


  • Noreillie, Ann-Sophie ; Desmet, Piet ; Peters, Elke - 2019 - L1 and L2 speakers' vocabulary use in interactive speaking tasks -


  • Fievez, Isabeau ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Desmet, Piet ; Cornillie, Frederik - 2019 - Vocabulary learning through viewing captioned or subtitled videos and the role of learner- and word-related factors -


  • Duong, Phuong Thao ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Desmet, Piet ; Peters, Elke - 2019 - Vocabulary learning in input-based and output-based tasks -


  • Noreillie, Ann-Sophie - 2019 - It's all about words. Three empirical studies into the role of lexical knowledge and use in French listening and speaking tasks -


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Coucke, Hendrik ; Kerkhove, Pamela ; Desmet, Piet ; Depaepe, FIen - 2019 - Cognitive load during online complex problem-solving in a teacher training context -


  • Vandenberghe, Bert ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Reynvoet, Bert ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - Exploring the potential of EEG indices for measuring the effects of meaning- and word-focused instruction on the acquisition of L2 vocabulary -


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Vanneste, Pieter ; Cornelis, Jan ; Desmet, Piet ; Depaepe, Fien - 2019 - Combining physiological data and subjective measurements to investigate cognitive load during complex learning - Frontline Learning Research; 2019; Vol. 7; iss. 2; pp. 57 - 74


  • Raes, Annelies ; Windey, Ine ; Beernaert, Tine ; Bonte, Piet ; Vanherweghe, Gino ; Detienne, Loulou ; Pieters, Marieke ; Huysentruyt, Annelies ; Depaepe, Fien ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - Towards technology-enhanced, interactive learning spaces in higher education - Routledge Encyclopedia of Education; 2019


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Vanneste, Pieter ; Desmet, Piet ; Depaepe, Fien - 2019 - Multichannel data for understanding cognitive affordances during complex problem solving - https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3303772.3303778; 2019; pp. 61 - 70


  • Larmuseau, Charlotte ; Desmet, Piet ; Lancieri, Luigi ; Depaepe, Fien - 2019 - Investigating the Effectiveness of Online Learning Environments for Complex Learning - https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3303772; 2019


  • Vandenberghe, Bert ; Montero Perez, Maribel ; Reynvoet, Bert ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - The potential of ERPs for measuring the impact of classroom L2 vocabulary teaching. A pilot study. -


  • De Hertog, Dirk ; Desmet, Piet - 2019 - Contextualized Usage-Based Material Selection - Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018); 2019; pp. 355 - 359