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LINGUIST List 18.404

Tue Feb 06 2007

FYI: Summer School on Conducting Learning Experiments

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        1.    Pamela Jordan, Summer School on Conducting Learning Experiments

Message 1: Summer School on Conducting Learning Experiments
Date: 06-Feb-2007
From: Pamela Jordan <pjordanpitt.edu>
Subject: Summer School on Conducting Learning Experiments

Annual Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC) Summer School

* What: 1-week course on conducting technology-enhanced
learning experiments
* Who: For Language Learning Researchers and
Educational Dialogue Researchers
* When: Monday, June 18, 2007 - Friday, June 22, 2007
* Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
* Cost: Participation is free!
* Contact: Michael Bett - mbettcs.cmu.edu
* On-line application and more information:
* Important Dates:
- The deadline for applications is February 15, 2007.
- Admission decisions will be made by April 2, 2007.

The PSLC Summer School is an intensive 1-week course on technology-enhanced
learning experiments and building intelligent tutoring systems. The summer
school will provide a conceptual background and considerable hands-on
experience in designing, setting up, and running technology-enhanced
learning experiments, as well as analyzing the data from those experiments
in a technology supported manner.

The summer school lasts five days. Each day includes lectures, discussion
sessions, and laboratory sessions where the participants will work on
developing a small prototype experiment in an area of math, science, or
language learning. The participants will use state-of-the-art tools
including but not limited to the Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools and other
tools for course development, TuTalk tools for authoring natural language
dialog, TagHelper tools for semi-automated coding of verbal data, and
storing and mining of student interaction data.

The summer school is organized into three parallel tracks: tutor
development (TD), in vivo experimentation (IV), and data mining (DM). The
tracks will overlap somewhat but will differ significantly with respect to
the hands-on activities, which make up about half of the summer school.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition

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