HiNative – Language/culture Q&A platform

HiNative is designed to let users ask and answer multicultural questions. The questions may include inquiries into language, customs, traditions, and politics, among others. To engage HiNative, users must first register and complete a brief tutorial. Next, from the home screen, users will be able to answer questions asked by other users. Users can tap the “Ask” button to ask other users questions. (Please note: HiNative automatically translates questions and answers from the user’s native language into other users’ native languages.) Finally, users can monitor their questions and responses using the “Notifications” and “Profile” features. Instructional Ideas As…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.3
B. Design - 7.3
C. Engagement - 6.7

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Connects with Learners from Around the World

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HiNative is designed to let users ask and answer multicultural questions. The questions may include inquiries into language, customs, traditions, and politics, among others. To engage HiNative, users must first register and complete a brief tutorial. Next, from the home screen, users will be able to answer questions asked by other users. Users can tap the “Ask” button to ask other users questions. (Please note: HiNative automatically translates questions and answers from the user’s native language into other users’ native languages.) Finally, users can monitor their questions and responses using the “Notifications” and “Profile” features.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As part of a cultural learning experience, teachers can have students ask and answer questions posted by other users of this app. Teachers can view students’ profiles in this app to monitor activity.
  2. After studying a culture or reading a text written by an author from another culture, students can research the culture. After learning about it, students can post questions about that culture to learn more about it using this app. When individuals respond to their questions, students can record their question and the answer to their question using the UX Documents, Office Offline, or Hanx Writer apps. Students can post this information to a class website to see if their classmates are having similar or different experiences using this app.
  3. Students can view posts made by other users and report back to the class about the topics asked. Sample information to report includes: (1) what type of questions were asked (e.g., language-based or culture-based), (2) the thoughtfulness of the responses, and (3) the cultural origins of the questions. Students can create a presentation to report their findings using the FlowVella, Prezi, or PowerPoint apps.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

Screenshots

  • HiNative - Learn languages from native speakers! Screenshot
  • HiNative - Learn languages from native speakers! Screenshot
  • HiNative - Learn languages from native speakers! Screenshot
  • HiNative - Learn languages from native speakers! Screenshot
  • HiNative - Learn languages from native speakers! Screenshot