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The World Beyond the Word ~ Stephen's Web

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The World Beyond the Word
August 19, 2012
Keynote presentation delivered by Stephen Downes to Destination: Innovation, Banff, Alberta.


In order to manage the deluge of data produced by modern technology, a rapidly changing society, and challenging environmental and economic systems, we need to relearn what we understand as social and scientific literacy. The students of today and the innovators of tomorrow will speak languages we barely recognize today. What are the fundamentals of these new literacies, how do we learn them and teach them, and how do they redefine innovation in the future? In this talk Stephen Downes describes a future in which learning is a creative act and the environments and technologies that will be needed to support this learning.

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Language Labs - Contextual Thesaurus

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"This is a prototype Contextual Thesaurus developed by Microsoft Research. Actually, it’s quite a bit more than that: it’s an English-to-English machine translation system that employs the same architecture that the Microsoft Translator uses when translating different languages. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first large-scale paraphrasing system anywhere." - FAQ from source

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Mobile Educational Apps

Mobile Educational Apps | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
TBR eLearning Initiative is a a central resource to assist educators looking for mobile apps to facilitate the learning process. With a bank of 40,000 educational apps that have been cataloged, rev...

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