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TAALES meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication

TAALES  meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
TAALES is a tool that meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication, including indices of frequency, range, academic language, and psycholinguistic word information.  Included are...
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TAALES is a tool that meaures 104 classic and new indices of lexical sophistication, including indices of frequency, range, academic language, and psycholinguistic word information.  Included are indices for both single words and n-grams. TAALES indices have been used to inform models of second language (L2) speaking proficiency, first language (L1) and L2 writing proficiency, genre differences, and satirical language.

TAALES takes plain text files as input (it will process all plain text files in a particular folder) and produces a comma separated values (.csv) spreadsheet that is easily read by any spreadsheet software.

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Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams' | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance
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The Conference on #NLP KONVES new deadline - Pascual Pérez-Paredes

The Conference on #NLP KONVES new deadline - Pascual Pérez-Paredes | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
KONVENS 2016 http://www.linguistics.rub.de/konvens16/ The Conference on Natural Language Processing (“Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache”, KONVENS) aims at offering a broad perspective on current research and developments within the interdisciplinary field of natural language processing. It allows researchers from all disciplines relevant to this field of research to present their work. The conference will take place CONTINUE READIN
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Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…

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juandoming's curator insight, May 20, 2:32 PM

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 23, 2:34 AM
Web 5.0 will be about the (emotional) interaction between humans and computers. The interaction will become a daily habit for a lot of people based on neurotechnology.
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IberSPEECH 2016 | iberspeech 2016, iberspeech2016, lisbon conference

IberSPEECH 2016 | iberspeech 2016, iberspeech2016, lisbon conference | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning -

50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning - | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
RT @SNewco: 50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning https://t.co/VcMMpVBrcm #edchat #edtech
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Keep up with new phrasal verbs in English

Keep up with new phrasal verbs in English | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
by Colin McIntosh Phrasal verbs are the stuff of many students’ nightmares.
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Six-year-olds need delight, not drilling – this grammar regime is a farce | Angela Moore

Six-year-olds need delight, not drilling – this grammar regime is a farce | Angela Moore | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
As a teacher I’m glad the spelling, punctuation and grammar test had to be scrapped this year. We need to stop colluding with this damaging system
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How to learn a foreign language on a budget

How to learn a foreign language on a budget | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
You don’t need expensive lessons to start – try smartphone apps, foreign TV and radio, online guides and your local library
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How to increase your impact with academic social media

How to increase your impact with academic social media | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Want to get your ideas out to a wider audience? Get involved in the busy, brilliant world of anonymous academics on Twitter
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Want To Create Interactive Moodle Content?

Want To Create Interactive Moodle Content? | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Recently there was, what could have been, a fairly benign thread posted on the Moodle forums about how to create more interactive lessons. JP, the thread originator, was simply looking for a way to bring a little more life to the Moodle experience.

As can be expected from the Moodle community, there were others who immediately dove in and offered help and ideas – specifically by looking at all of the features available in the lesson module. However, JP was looking for something even beyond this.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, April 25, 12:17 PM

alternativas surgindo para engajar participantes que utilizam a plataforma Moodle (gratuita) para ensino a distância. h5p é uma das ferramentas que promete ajudar aqueles que estão desmotivados em treinamentos on line. Confira as dicas. #avancee

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19th Warwick International Postgraduate Conference in Applied Linguistics

RT @warwickrssp: Call for abstracts: Warwick 19th Int'l PG Conference in Applied Linguistics #wpgcal2016
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21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary -

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary - | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
RT @theCLILSHIFT: 21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary - https://t.co/bs1wmPFQ5I
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LizJardim's curator insight, May 24, 8:33 AM
21 digital tools - so many to chose from. Wonderful collection and useful classroom resources.
Lacey Mack's curator insight, May 26, 3:35 AM
Interesting range of modes to incorporate new vocab into everyday lessons.  In this way, students are able to engage in the words, explore and comprehend - increasing their ability to recall for later use.
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What makes bad writing bad?

What makes bad writing bad? | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
The biggest mistake most writers make is thinking they have nothing left to learn
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The Learning Analytics Revolution

The Learning Analytics Revolution | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
How do you tear down all of your school’s classroom walls and tell all of a school’s teachers to quit the lecture-style classroom teaching they’ve always done and turn them into on-the-spot tutors for computer-assisted learners without sparking a teacher’s strike?
Show them the data.
(We’ll tell you the full story in a bit. Patience!).
This is about doing a lot more than “tweaking” a classroom. Learning analytics combined with online learning can revolutionize how students learn, literally smashing down the walls that hold students back.

Time for Change?
“Learning analytics” is a big buzzword in the education space these days. It’s about using data to help students learn and teachers, well… teach – though not the way we’ve been doing it since the first modern educator put chalk to blackboard in a class full of eager young minds some centuries ago.
Learning Analytics is Really Old
In-class assignments. Quizzes. Tests. Term papers. Report cards. These are the traditional tools we’ve always used in our school systems to gauge whether the student is actually learning and what kind of progress they’ve made. Sally got an A+ and Timmy got an C-, so we’ve got a fair idea of how they did on that test, that subject, that school year, or that university entrance exam.
Wait a second… this seems pretty crude, doesn’t it? Are these tests really measuring how well learners understood their material, or how well a teacher teaches them to take a test? Is Sally one third smarter than Timmy, or did he just freak out on the day of the final exam (despite knowing everything that Sally knew). And these metrics tell us absolutely nothing about how well the teacher is doing their job, or whether a different, student centered methodology might do the job a lot better.
Learning Analytics is Super-New
We use Google Analytics to track the behavior of website visitors and adjust the design, content and functionality of our websites.
Why not use Learning Analytics in conjunction with online learning to track the behavior of learners – and adjust the design, content and functionality of what they do in (or out of) the classroom?
With mountains of data at our disposal and an easy way to visualize it, we can make big changes to an education system that still turns out large numbers of folks who will not get in to college or have the opportunities they deserve out of life. (That story we mentioned at the beginning? Here we go…).
Summit Public Schools. A Case Study in Implementing Learning Analytics
In a recent seminar at the Lean Startup conference, Running Short Experiments During a Long Product Cycle, Founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools (SPS) Diane Tavenner talked about how her flagship school is turning traditional teaching upside down – thanks to learning analytics.
The national average of high school students getting into 4-year colleges was around 50 percent ten years ago. Tavenner’s Summit Preparatory Charter High School aimed for 100 percent. They didn’t quite make it, but a 98 percent acceptance rate into college for their graduates convinced big media outlets and big sponsors that their methods were on to something. And that was before learning analytics and online learning came into it.
The initial numbers were good, but the school had a problem that it took 8 years to understand – less than half of the students who had come from their school were graduating. Overall, they were still getting a better result than the public schools, but they knew they had to do better.
Their school partnered with Khan Academy and used new technology to go on to even more success, but they realized they were still having difficulty connecting inputs to outcomes. Were their better scores coming from Khan Academy, doing assessments four times a year or was it something else? “And we knew we needed faster metrics,” Tavenner said. “We’re dealing with kids’ lives.”
That’s when the walls came tumbling down.
“We had to remove all processes that did not contribute directly to the learning you seek so we started removing walls between classrooms,” said Tavenner, discussing her conclusion from adopting the Lean Startup model. They started testing a new model of learning with a small batch of students, who would use an online learning management system for one third of the day in one subject (math). Students determined their own personal goals and pace of learning. As they learned, there was a simple way for them to measure progress and sections completed, with a color-coded system for courses completed, ready to be tested or outside their current lessons.
Students had the choice of learning online or attending once-a-week lectures by teachers. School administrators assumed that students who missed the lectures would have poorer outcomes; in fact, there was no difference in results. Student attendance at the lectures dwindled from almost-full classes to two or three students. When administrators told the teachers the lectures were done and from then on, they were going to essentially work as tutors to help students who were directing their own learning, they showed them the data – and the teachers were all on board with the move. “This cuts to the core of what the teacher is,” Tavenner said. “It would have been impossible to make changes without the data to back it up.
Learning Analytics for Moodle
There are already a wide range of Moodle plugins that extend the basic learning management system to enable learning analytics -- including, appropriately enough, one called Learning Analytics Enriched Rubric.
The Learning Analytics Enriched Rubric (LA e-Rubric) is an advanced grading method used for criteria-based assessment. As a rubric, it consists of a set of criteria. For each criterion, several descriptive levels are provided. A numerical grade is assigned to each of these levels.
An enriched rubric contains some criteria and related grading levels that are associated to data from the analysis of learners’ interaction and learning behavior in a Moodle course, such as number of post messages, times of accessing learning material, assignments grades and so on.
Using learning analytics from log data that concern collaborative interactions, past grading performance and inquiries of course resources, the LA e-Rubric can automatically calculate the score of the various levels per criterion. The total rubric score is calculated as a sum of the scores per each criterion.
We’re just at the beginning of figuring out how schools, universities and private companies can implement learning analytics to achieve better outcomes – but with the right data, we can revolutionize the learning model.

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What the experts make of the higher education white paper

What the experts make of the higher education white paper | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
While research proposals are welcomed, there is concern about the regulation of new providers and help for disadvantaged students
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Compare the Word Counts of Famous Fictional Works With This Handy Graphic

Compare the Word Counts of Famous Fictional Works With This Handy Graphic | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Get busy reading, or rather, counting.
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The case for language learning: seven big issues facing the UK

The case for language learning: seven big issues facing the UK | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
From the impact on the economy to community cohesion, a new report explores Britain’s relationship with multilinguilism
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Library use falling sharply, study shows

Library use falling sharply, study shows | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
The number of British adults visiting the library has fallen 30% in the last decade, according to government-sponsored research
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Humanities research is groundbreaking, life-changing… and ignored

Humanities research is groundbreaking, life-changing… and ignored | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Humanities scholars are making strides in sectors from sustainability to robotics – why are so few people aware of their work?
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More political text analytics

More political text analytics | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
I spent a few minutes this morning getting transcripts for all 12 Republican and all 9 Democratic debates, and over the next few days I'll do some additional Breakfast Experiments™ on the results.
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How William Shakespeare changed the way you talk – in pictures

How William Shakespeare changed the way you talk – in pictures | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Jane Sutcliffe and John Shelley tell us about their book Will’s Words, which celebrates the massive impact The Bard has on the way we talk today
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A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic

A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
A Taxonomy Tree: A Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Graphic by TeachThought Staff If you're a TeachThought reader, you know that thought is a
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Los beneficios de usar Big Data en Educación

Los beneficios de usar Big Data en Educación | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Noticias dirigidas a los actores de los procesos educativos, culturales, científico y de innovación tecnológica. Información para docentes, investigadores, alumnos y padres de familia.

Via L. García Aretio
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