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E-readers vs books: the debate

E-readers vs books: the debate | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Are you going to be piling books into your suitcase this summer or will you opt for the tech version?
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The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair

The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Salon The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn't entirely fair Salon In looking at language for the purpose of studying clichés, corpora have given me an excellent tool for determining how often, and in what contexts, a particular...
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Taylor & Francis Online :: Distance Education - Volume 35, Issue 2

Taylor & Francis Online :: Distance Education - Volume 35, Issue 2 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Special Issue
MOOCs: Emerging Research

Free to access for one month.

The speed at which MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have become part of the zeitgeist of higher education has been phenomenal. As a proxy, searches for the term "MOOC" were virtually nil until the beginning of 2012 according to Google Trends. With any such rapid innovation, we find ourselves in a place where practice is leading theory. In this special issue, we seek to provide a forum to help begin to close this gap.

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14 Hilarious #AutomaticText and Tweet Generators With a Flair 4 Poetry & Language Play @mental_floss

14 Hilarious #AutomaticText and Tweet Generators With a Flair 4 Poetry & Language Play @mental_floss | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
We now have the processing power, and mountains of language data, to automate all kinds of useful language tasks, from translation to reading messy handwriting. These automatic text generators may not be, strictly speaking, useful, but usefulness was never what we really loved about language anyway.
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From mentalfloss.com

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Do accents matter in modern Britain?

Do accents matter in modern Britain? | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Hugh Muir: A report has found evidence of 'accentism' – discrimination against people because of how they speak
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Thanks to Michael Pace-Sigge

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How shocking was Brazil's 7-1 defeat? Poison distribution & chances of events over time

How shocking was Brazil's 7-1 defeat? Poison distribution & chances of events over time | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Andrew Steele: Germany's trouncing of Brazil was unprecedented in World Cup history, but the result may not be as surprising as you might think
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The model is incredibly simple: it assumes that goals in football follow a"Poisson distribution". The Poisson is a statistical staple because it is broadly applicable in the real world: it calculates the chance of a given number of events (such as goals being scored) happening within a specified length of time (such as a 90-minute football match), given the average rate at which those events have occurred in the past.

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EUROCALL2014: Full programme available online

EUROCALL2014: Full programme available online | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies

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Ann Francis's curator insight, July 5, 2014 9:42 PM

#commoncore

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#commoncore

Crystal Delatorre's curator insight, October 29, 2014 1:37 AM

A helpful tool to use in helping teach the common core standards.

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Happy. Fourth.

In anticipation of the 4th of July weekend, I was compelled to read this very interesting (July 1 draft) manuscript: "Punctuating Happiness", by UPS Foundation Professor Danielle S. Allen of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
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Apple’s iTunes U update brings new discussion and course-creation tools to the iPad

Apple’s iTunes U update brings new discussion and course-creation tools to the iPad | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Image Credit: AppleApple today announced a new set of updates for its iTunes U education platform that should make it easier to use on the iPad.
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Máster online en Gestión y Producción de e-Learning

Máster online en Gestión y Producción de e-Learning | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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Call for Papers: Workshop on Open Data for Education & Learning: The basics and more (OD4edu)

Call for Papers: Workshop on Open Data for Education & Learning: The basics and more (OD4edu) | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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CFP Mobile technology for foreign language teaching.

CFP Mobile technology for foreign language teaching. | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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This app promises to make your writing bold & clear, just like Hemingway

This app promises to make your writing bold & clear, just like Hemingway | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Above: Ernest Hemingway, 1950Image Credit: WikipediaThe Hemingway Editor might make you a better writer. When the Hemingway Editor first debuted, it took the Internet by storm.
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de-shopping New words . 21 July 2014

de-shopping New words .  21 July 2014 | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
crep noun slang (teenage slang for) a shoe I’m going to get some fresh creps.
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How to get motivated, according to science

How to get motivated, according to science | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Research says to stop being so rational. Get those emotions going instead.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:09 PM

(From the article)" Surround yourself with people you want to be and it's far less taxing to do what you should be doing.


In his excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg says: "When people join groups where change seems possible, the potential for that change to occur becomes more real."

The Longevity Project, which studied over 1000 people from youth to death had this to say:

The groups you associate with often determine the type of person you become. For people who want improved health, association with other healthy people is usually the strongest and most direct path of change. [The Longevity Project]

And the research on friendship confirms this. From my interview with Carlin Flora, author ofFriendfluence:

Research shows over time, you develop the eating habits, health habits, and even career aspirations of those around you. If you're in a group of people who have really high goals for themselves you'll take on that same sense of seriousness.

David Hain's curator insight, July 18, 2014 2:02 AM

Self motivation - now you know..!

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:58 AM

Get excited!! 

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Men interrupt more than women

Men interrupt more than women | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Below is a guest post by Kieran Snyder, taken with permission from her always-interesting tumblr Jenga one week at a time.
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Web-based Concordancing and Other Reference Resources as a Problem-solving Tool for L2 Writers. PhD dissertation

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ANTCONC update A freeware concordance program for Windows, Macintosh OS X, and Linux.

The website of Laurence Anthony. Associate Professor at Waseda University Japan developer of AntConc, a freeware concordancer software program for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS X
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CFP: Digital games and language learning: A sociocultural perspective

CFP: Digital games and language learning: A sociocultural perspective | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
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UCCTS4 -- conference at Lancaster University, July 2014

Using #Corpora in Translation Studies #Conference, Jul 24-16 @UCREL_Lancaster http://t.co/wMDrdcLNKc #xl8 #t9n
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We need more teachers, and we need them now

We need more teachers, and we need them now | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
By the next decade, there will be 800,000 more pupils in secondary schools. Now is the time to study to become a teacher Read more on studying education Continue reading...
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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning - TeachThought

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning - TeachThought | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it

"Editor’s Note: We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."


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Training in Business's curator insight, June 23, 2014 7:27 AM

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 2014 9:15 AM

This graphic may help to put the whole-child ideal together when planning....the knowledge in context and application is a key area for librarians.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

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En Français - Alix Creuzé's curator insight, June 16, 2014 3:44 AM

La littératie numérique

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Critical Thinking Takes Courage

Critical Thinking Takes Courage | Applied linguistics and knowledge engineering | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:33 PM

Yes, and YES!!! Critical thinking really takes risk, because someone is likely to disagree with you. How much better it is, however, to have a well thought opinion and stand alone, than to be a lemming. 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 2014 8:21 AM

A really excellent article on something that can be hard to define and practice, and yet is such an essential skill for life.   I really like the distinction Terry Heick makes between thought and knowledge and the interplay between them.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 25, 2014 11:38 AM

El pensamiento crítico requiere coraje, actitud y valor que no se fomenta en los sistemas educativos en general debido a los riesgos que conlleva.