A Linguamix session is created using the Linguamix Player Pilot software component. Linguamix Pilot is accessible only to the teacher and its window is not visible to students, even during class.
A Linguamix session consists of a list of slides whose purpose is either exposure (students memorising content passively) or testing via Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) using student feedback.
Slides are generated automatically by a formula containing a combination of numerical variables, logic tags connected by Boolean rules (AND, OR, NOT) for the selection of sentence body, answer mask and dummies (decoy replies), media type flags (image, text and/or speech) as well as randomness parameters.
A session preview window is generated on the fly in HTML format — while variables are edited — so one can intuitively experiment with the parameters. This HTML preview can be saved to a hard drive, opened with a web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, uploaded as-is to a web server or printed out.
Linguamix sessions can be saved and retrieved at a later time, as well as shared between teachers. Since creating a session takes only a few minutes, it is even possible for a teacher to create a session dynamically just before giving a class.
Because slides are created by a formula, it is just as easy to create 10 slides than it is to create one thousand. Pressing the shuffle button will instantaneously generate a new batch of slides.
Linguamix can be played back in a web browser or native client application.
Both learnging ("exposure") and testing ("assessment") are meant to be fun and engaging for the students, while allowing the teacher to assess progress in real-time.Click on the short video below to see Linguamix in action as seen from a student's perspective:
Linguamix's native player can be configured to use various graphic effects for text transitions. Once the correct answer has been displayed, students receive immediate feedback by sensing a vibration in their gamepad.