English Professor--Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University. Vice President--International Academic Forum.
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Yet another buzzwordy English language teaching text that confuses AI with pretty simple pattern matching and anthropomorphizes "powerful, smart computing models" to hide the biases programmed into them by humans. That these models might go all sorceror's apprentice and the rogues would be unfair to people rather than it's just market fundamentalist capitalism baked in by techbros.
This year's at Chulalongkorn was fascinating.
Theme "The political economy of language and space/place"
Deadline 31 January 2020
First day back in the classroom since July and it felt good. Nice to have a class where everyone chose it instead of being required to take it. And, I taught almost all of these students in first year, so we could just get started right away; we know how we work and what to expect from each other.
I want to #selfhost a fully standalone + offline cache of web + ebook content with a search engine on top.
While our home "DC" was up and online during most of the hurricane, we lost internet connection and couldn't look up a lot of things online that we take for granted.
I want to fix that, anyone out there familiar with the space? or know what #FOSS projects are best to glue this stuff together?
At the conference I went to last weekend, Pavel Trofimovich called for more language acquisition stuff to be replicated with similar samples, different populations, different languages, transparent, using #OpenScience and actually communicating with stakeholders and practitioners. Zero pushback, but I am guessing that the earliest career people there will be the ones getting actions done, whereas people in positions to gain feasible funding continue to wring their hands.
Some students meet clinical levels of social #anxiety in active learning classes, and it impacts their final grades negatively // https://psycnet.apa.org:443/doiLanding?doi=10.1037/stl0000147 #psychology
Gave http://universitytitlegenerator.com/ a whirl.
Academic conferences; We've all been there haha
I receive my conference badge from the smiling volunteer at the registration table
The badge has a strange, indecipherable rune on it, rather than my name
I look up again and the registration table is gone and I remember that I'm not going to a conference at all
Reading comments from external reader/reviewer on the chapters I wrote for a group research project. They are not as scathing as a fully expected them to be. Main comment is too much general information--which I anticipated.
But like Mom always said, "If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at ... Oh, wait, you have to fill about 7,000 words? Go ahead. Stick with generalities."
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