Online interpreting test in synchronous cyber classrooms

Chen, Nian-Shing and Ko, Leong (2009). Online interpreting test in synchronous cyber classrooms. In: Srinivasan Ramani and Aparna Lalingkar, 2009 International Workshop on Technology for Education (T4E 2009). Proceedings. International Workshop on Technology for Education (T4E '09), Bangalore, India, (25-32). 4-6 August, 2009. doi:10.1109/T4E.2009.5314118

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Author Chen, Nian-Shing
Ko, Leong
Title of paper Online interpreting test in synchronous cyber classrooms
Conference name International Workshop on Technology for Education (T4E '09)
Conference location Bangalore, India
Conference dates 4-6 August, 2009
Convener S. Sadagopan
Proceedings title 2009 International Workshop on Technology for Education (T4E 2009). Proceedings
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, USA
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/T4E.2009.5314118
ISBN 9781424455065
Editor Srinivasan Ramani
Aparna Lalingkar
Start page 25
End page 32
Total pages 8
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This article is based on an experiment designed to conduct an interpreting test for multiple candidates online using synchronous cyber classrooms. The test model was based on the accreditation test for Professional Interpreters by the National Accreditation Authority of Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) in Australia. Specifically, the test involved interpreting-specific components, such as dialogue interpreting, sight translation and consecutive interpreting, as well as non-interpreting-specific components such as questions on ethical issues. Simultaneous interpreting was not included. The test was conducted live and concurrently with multiple candidates - i.e. all candidates were tested at their own locations at the same time. The result of the experiment indicates that while, technically, interpreting can be tested online using the specific technology of synchronous cyber classrooms, there are also a number of constraints compared to conventional face-to-face tests.
Subjects E1
930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Keyword Synchronous cyber classroom
Dialogue interpreting
Sight translation
Consecutive interpreting
Lecture room
Self-controlled test
Examiner controlled test
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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