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).
A computational model of the usage-based acquisition of abstract constructions and grammatical categories.
Predicting the receptive lexical Competence of Language Learners through a personalised and adaptive Model integrating a meaning-based Approach
Effectiveness of interactive and adaptive learning support for online educational videos.
Impact of form- or meaning-focused instruction on L2 lexical acquisition: A behavioural and neurological study
Theoretical and empirical validation of lexical competence in English and French within the Common European Framework of Reference
Adventures in red ink. Effectiveness of corrective feedback in digital game-based language learning
A behavioural and neurological study.
Watch and Learn?! Five studies into the use and effectiveness of captioned video for L2 listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition
Dit project onderzoekt de effectiviteit van verrijkingstechnieken bij audiovisuele input (video) om de diepte of kwaliteit van woordenschatverwerving bij tweedetaalleerders Frans te stimuleren.
Eén van de essentiële aspecten bij het leren is feedback