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"You can define a net two ways, depending on your point of view. Normally you would say it is a meshed instrument designed to catch fish. But you could, with no great injury to logic, reverse the image and define the net as a jocular lexicographer once did: he called it a collection of holes tied together with string." Julian Barnes

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Seymour Papert, 1928 -2016

Mark Knowles - Wednesday August 3rd

One of the great inspirations for Educational Technologists died on Sunday at the age of 88. As a child, Seymour Papert participated in field trips as his father did research on the tsetse fly. He later met Nelson Mandela before Mandela was imprisoned; that resulted in Papert becoming a lifelong activist. He worked with Jean Piaget in Switzerland in the early 60s, and co-directed the Artificial Intelligence Lab at M.I.T. with Marvin Minsky in … (read review blog)


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Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytell

Sabrina Janczak - Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 4:00 PM - Hellems 145

Come learn about Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) from this year's Teacher of the Year: Sabrina Janczak.

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Elevate Fall Courses

Our Graduate Certificate Fall courses are open for enrollment! We offer 3 online Graduate Courses for the Fall. LGTC 5045: Virtual Immersion Exchange (1cr) 6 week course: August 20th to October 1st, 2016 ($480), LGTC 5020: Language Technology Foundation 10 week course: September 3rd to November 12th, 2016 ($1140), and LGTC 5050: Practicum 10 week course: October 8th to December 17th, 2016 ($1140) Register now!

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Fall 2016 non-credit courses

Registration for the fall semester will open July 1st for our non-credit language classes! This Fall we will be offering various levels of Japanese, Russian, Polish, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, Africa in French! Sign-up soon! Classes start August 22nd - Registration opens July 1st!

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