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
Remote or close control of students’ knowledge in ARCADE
Assessment of students’ knowledge and instructors’ feedback are among the most important elements of education. This paper describes the Arcade Test System that is used to check and assess students’ knowledge. The Arcade Test System is a dual-purpose online testing environment that gives the instructor an opportunity to control the level of knowledge the students have acquired during taking a particular course delivered by the system. On the one hand, it gives students a way to check their
A note on organizational learning and knowledge sharing in the context of communities of practice
The knowledge management (KM) literature emphasizes the impact of human factors forsuccessful implementation of KM within the organization. Isolated initiatives for promoting learning organization and team collaboration, without taking consideration of the knowledge sharing limitations and constraints can defeat further development of KM culture. As an effective instrument for knowledge sharing, communities of practice (CoP) are appearing to overcome these constraints and to foster human collabo
The Metaphor of Networks in Learning: Communities, Collaboration and Practice
This paper explores the use of the network metaphor and the way in which it relates to Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and Communities of Practice. The idea of networked learning stresses the interactopn of learners, tutors and their resources through networks. The arguments put in this article are firstly that learning technology needs to take account of the wider debate about networks and secondly that research in this field needs to address the theoretical and practical issue
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
Teaching and learning in diverse university settings: analytic frameworks for integrating different
This paper describes progress on the TLRP project on “Enhancing teaching-learning environments in undergraduate courses”. The project is concentrating on differences and similarities that exist in the teaching-learning environments provided in mainly first and final unit course units in four contrasting subject areas and across the different settings provided in departments within those subjects. We have been collaborating with 17 departments across 15 universities and one college. The data
Circus in America: 1793-1940
This archive traces the history of the American circus since 1793, when British equestrian John Rickets presented the first circus in America. Learn about the acts, animals, people, music, and marketing of circuses -- and the impact of the circus on popular culture in America. Get an in depth look at six major circuses, including P.T. Barnum and the Ringling Brothers. A timeline and video clips are provided. The site contains artifacts from private collections, museums, archives, brought togethe
Normal Distribution Curve
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Solve an equation containing a radical
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05 - Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Course - Group - 05 - Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita - Yale University > The American Novel Since 1945 - Audio > 05 - Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
02 - Richard Wright, Black Boy
Course - Group - 02 - Richard Wright, Black Boy - Yale University > The American Novel Since 1945 - Audio > 02 - Richard Wright, Black Boy
Classic Sesame Street: Jazz #7
From Episode 1090: One of several early song/cartoons about the number 7. Grace Slick, who also sang for Jefferson Starship, performs the vocals in this cartoon.
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21L.703 Studies in Drama: Theater and Science in a Time of War (MIT)
This course explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Molière. The class compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical exp
Rat anatomy, Either male or female, Dissecting away muscle on left side of thorax (early stage), (si
Rat anatomy, Either male or female, Dissecting away muscle on left side of thorax (early stage), (side/lateral view). Rat dissection stills taken from FARID (Functional Anatomy of the Rat [Interactive Dissection]). This resource was authored by Megan Quentin-Baxter and David Dewhurst, with Graham Irving and Stephen Mera at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Faith Complex: Hadar Susskind on the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Lobby
Hadar Susskind discusses the value of an alternative lobbying group to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Divide expressions involving radicals
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Pyramid or triangle? Church, government and local Catholic communities in Fujian in the Qing Dynasty
Dr Xiaoxin Wu delivers the first Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lecture on the history of Christianity in China with a look at the early Christian communities in China during the Qing Dynasty
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand
Information Technology and the Networked Economy
The beginning of the 21st century has seen a rapid change from the industrial economy to a networked economy built on computers, connectivity, and human knowledge. The networked economy is characterized by rapidly changing market conditions and methods of commerce. Instead of leveraging human strength with machines as was done in the industrial economy, the networked economy leverages human knowledge with computers and connectivity to produce goods and services. The networked economy requires t