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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 2014 12:08 PM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 2014 5:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.

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David Crystal interview: 'The best texters are always the best spellers’

David Crystal interview: 'The best texters are always the best spellers’ | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
In a candid conversation with Khaleej Times, David Crystal, world’s foremost linguist, talks about diversity and how the Internet has contributed to making language creative. David Crystal has over 100 books to his name. He is an honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, whose seminal works include The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language andThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995, Crystal is among the top names scheduled to speak at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which began on Tuesday.
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Peter Medway, 1941-2015 - Times Higher Education. Writing skills researcher

Peter Medway, 1941-2015 - Times Higher Education. Writing skills researcher | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
A researcher who greatly enhanced our understanding of the importance of writing skills within secondary English teaching has died
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What do you think? There Is No ‘Proper English’

What do you think? There Is No ‘Proper English’ | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Never mind the grammar scolds, writes Oliver Kamm. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak.
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Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics

Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Through the Corpora List :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics / Statistics for Corpus Linguistics http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/summerschool Lancaster University, UK – 14th to 17th July 2015   Since 2010, Lancaster University has run a highly successful series of free-to attend summer training events. In 2015, we will for the first time be running two corpus linguistics events in CONTINUE READING ...
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Q&A: How Data Can Make You A Better Teacher

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Q&A: How Data Can Make You A Better Teacher
by TeachThought Staff
Students today are more industrious and connected than ever.
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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.


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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, March 4, 9:35 PM

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals uses a quality control system to guarantee the content

Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 5, 4:45 AM

An excellent research resource.

Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, March 6, 4:08 AM

Applicable for research

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Programming books @ GitHub

Programming books @ GitHub | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Contribute to free-programming-books development by creating an account on GitHub.
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How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years  

How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years   | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
GUEST:Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific!
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Why your smartphone records everything you say to it

Why your smartphone records everything you say to it | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
If you use voice recognition systems like Apple's Siri, Google's Now or Microsoft's Cortana there is a good chance that the company has been recording your commands - and you agreed to it via the terms and conditions...
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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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Breaking Down How We Talk About Men's and Women's Basketball - Big Think (blog)

Breaking Down How We Talk About Men's and Women's Basketball - Big Think (blog) | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
How does the media talk about men's and women's sports? Quite differently, according to Nicholas Subtirelu, a Ph.D. student in applied linguistics at Georgia State University.
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What's the purpose of education in the 21st century? - Washington Post (blog)

What's the purpose of education in the 21st century? - Washington Post (blog) | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
To make a living? To be a good citizen? To lead a healthy productive life? What about all of the above?
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How The Activity Learning Theory Works

How The Activity Learning Theory Works | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
How The Activity Learning Theory Works  by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is number 8 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief...
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The Most Used Words in Men’s vs. Women’s Basketball Coverage

The Most Used Words in Men’s vs. Women’s Basketball Coverage | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
March Madness is that time of the year when we collectively relearn that, even more than four decades after Title IX, there’s still “college basketball” and then there’s “women’s college basketball.” It’s startling how easily we associate phrases...
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Offtopic: 15 Computer Sounds That Will Take You Back to the '90s

Offtopic: 15 Computer Sounds That Will Take You Back to the '90s | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Modems screeching, ham(p)sters dancing, floppies grinding, AIM buddies leaving, ICQ messages coming in....
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Lexicoder automated content analysis of text - Pascual Pérez-Paredes

Lexicoder automated content analysis of text - Pascual Pérez-Paredes | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Lexicoder is a Java-based, multi-platform software for automated content analysis of text. Lexicoder was developed by Lori Young and Stuart Soroka, and programmed by Mark Daku (initially at McGill University, and now at Penn, Michigan, and McGill respectively). The current version of the software (2.0) is freely available – for academic use only. Additions and CONTINUE READING ...
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Metaphors in American Politics

Metaphors in American Politics | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Your guide to political metaphors used in American media.
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Minería de datos: qué es y aplicaciones #infografia #infographic

Minería de datos: qué es y aplicaciones #infografia #infographic | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Una infografía sobre Minería de datos: qué es y aplicaciones.
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The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics | Research methods in linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics | Research methods in linguistics | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
This volume provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey of corpus-based linguistic research on English.
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Videos: Corpus Contemporary American English

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Tweet This is a follow-up to our post Writing tools for researchers. The basics Using POS tags Collocations   BNC & COCA Basic Query Syntax
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The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

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The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions
by Terry Heick
Ed note: This post has been republished from a 2013 article.
The multiple-choice problem is becoming a bit of an issue.
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Linguists tackle computational analysis of grammar - Phys.Org

Linguists tackle computational analysis of grammar - Phys.Org | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Children don't have to be told that 'cat' and 'cats' are variants of the same word—they pick it up just by listening. To a computer, though, they're as different as, well, cats and dogs.
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Word Map

Word Map | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 11, 5:42 AM

Just type in a word and it will translate and pronounce the word in languages from all over the world.

Suzanne's curator insight, February 12, 8:14 AM

If nothing else, this is fun! Type in any word and see it translated in a great many languages.

anna's curator insight, March 1, 4:32 AM

fantastic!

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800 years of English history in 20 easy trips

800 years of English history in 20 easy trips | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Magna Carta’s anniversary is big news, but a lot has happened in the 800 years since.
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