Use of Cloud-Based Translation Management Systems in Translation Education


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CANIM ALKAN S.

IDEAL 2015, Amasya, Turkey, 5 - 07 November 2015, vol.16, no.1, pp.43-46

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 16
  • City: Amasya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-46
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This is a study about the integration of translation technology in a course named Translation of Specific Fields IV given at the Division of Translation and Interpreting in English of Istanbul University. The educator of the course decided to make use of a ‘cloud-based translation management system (TMS)’. The term can be defined as a translation management system where the translation memory system and all other resources for translation are hosted on a remote server and can be accessed via Internet. The purpose of study was to find out whether the use of this type of translation tool in translation courses can help students become self- and life-long learners and what advantages and disadvantages this practice can offer. For this purpose, the author made use of her observations on her own course practices. It was seen that cloud-based TMSs could easily be integrated in translation courses. Advantages are more than disadvantages. The advantages are not only for the students but also for educators and departments. These systems could be used in a way that contributes to self-learning and self-discovery skills of students.