NLP-based scripting for CALL activities
This article focuses on the development of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools for Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). After identifying the inherent limitations of NLP-free tools, we describe the general framework of Mirto, an NLP-based authoring platform under construction in our laboratory, and organized into four distinct layers: functions, scripts, activities and scenarios. Through several examples, we explain how Mirto's architecture allows to implement state-of-the-art NLP fun
A Virtual Teacher Community to Facilitate
Information technologies revolution calls for new skills and teachers' qualifications. In order to help secondary school education to meet the requirements raised by the changes in information and educational technologies, development of new curricula and supporting materials is necessary, on the one hand, and building relevant teachers knowledge and skills, on the other. The paper discusses the problem for supporting teachers professional development. Building a virtual community of teachers
10 issues to think about the future of research on TEL
This document is a contribution to the workshop organized by the European Commission on February the 15th an 16th with the objective of identifying key questions for the future of research on Technology Enhanced Learning. It is based on the contributions and ideas of team leaders from the FP6 Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope (noe-kaleidoscope.org).,"Les Cahiers Leibniz", n°147
Role of Assistance in Computer-mediated Communication in Higher Education
This paper reports preliminary findings of a small scale study that address the role of assistance in computer-mediated communication (CMC) in Higher Education. In particular, this study investigates whether the type of assistance in such environments is affected by the type of task used to initiate the CMC, and to see whether the instructors and students offer more or less assistance according to task type. We examine courses which use CMC in the adjunct mode i.e. students used CMC as an option
On the Move
Looking at models and maps, students explore different pathways and consequences of pollutant transport via the weather and water cycles. In an associated literacy activity, students develop skills of observation, recording and reporting as they follow the weather forecast and produce their own weather report for the class.
Data Recording and Usage Interaction Analysis in Asynchronous Discussions: The D.I.A.S. System.
This paper describes the development and the implementation of a new Asynchronous Discussion Forum Software, called DIAS. While evaluating several corresponding software, we came to the conclusion that they seem to be inadequate to support the use of this activity (asynchronous discussion) as a substantial part of the learning process. Most actual forums, that incorporate interaction analysis functions, support mainly administrators, or teachers, while offer only basic awareness functions to the
Organisational patterns for e-learning centres
In this paper we explore the notion of using organisational patterns in educational design for the development of e-learning centres. We are using patterns to discuss some of the key aspects concerning the implementation of an e-learning centre within an institution, with an emphasis on the purposes and pedagogical principles that will help to successfully support such an initiative. The research approach which informed our pattern development work includes use of a qualitative survey of a set o
Surfen over glad ijs; ICT-implementatiestrategieën in het hoger onderwijs vanuit veranderkundig per
Not available,Sligte, H., Schoonenboom, J., Dekker, P.J., & Polder, K.-J. (Eds.). (2005). Surfen over glad ijs; ICT-implementatiestrategieën in het hoger onderwijs vanuit veranderkundig perspectief. [ICT implementation strategies in higher education from a change manag
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Cultivating Keen Observers: Teaching with Journey North Photos
Observation is the first step in the scientific process. To extend your students' "backyard" observations, Journey North features a wealth of stunning photos and video clips. You can use them to engage students, build observation skills, inspire scientific thinking, and create fertile ground for discussions and new questions!
Design a dynamic website
Design a dynamic website for Bazaar Ceramics. At this stage the prototype will not include the database and server-side scripting required to implement the e-commerce functions. This stage of the project is to focus on design only. Therefore the prototype will develop the pages and interface for the e-commerce features, but none of the functionality. Your task is to review the requirements document to develop an understanding of the e-commerce requirements of the website and then design and buil
Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills: The Honey Bee
This resource introduces the honey bee, their biology, life-cycle, reproductive cycle, and communication methods. It supports the 'Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills' short course. The resources can be used individually or as a whole with the correct resource.
Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills:Learners Guide
Learners Guide. This resource has been designed to support the 'Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills' short course. It examines the honey bee; hive management; pests and diseases; and harvesting honey.
Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills:Trainers Guide
This resource has been designed to support the 'Developing Apiculture (Beekeeping) Skills' short course. It examines the honey bee; hive management; pests and diseases; and harvesting honey.
Implement a Soil Preparation Program
This study guide will assist you to build knowledge and skills towards a career in the viticulture industry or support existing employment in the industry.
Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) RPL Expressway
This learning object will help students and trainers to understand and prepare for the RPL process. It contains a self-assessment for students, sample interview questions, sample practical tasks, and document templates.
Prepare for carpentry - Selecting and cutting components
This resource looks at the tasks required when selecting and cutting components in carpentry. Today the boss gives you a set of instructions taken from the plans for a new house. The instructions provide you with details about the partition components he wants you to prepare. These include the measurements and numbers of plates, studs and noggings.
Interact effectively with children
Learn how to deal with different behaviours in children and develop behaviour management plans to make unacceptable behaviour more positive.
Implement Minimal Environmental Impact Practices
This Unit covers the basic knowledge and skills to ensure that practices are implemented to achieve minimal environmental impact whilst participating in outdoor activities under supervision.At the end of your study of this unit, you should be able to determine the environmental impacts of outdoor recreation activities. You should be able to adopt practices to reduce impact on the natural environment and on other users of wilderness areas