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Yuhfen Lin
Posted almost 3 years ago
LIVE CHAT with Mike Matas: Monday, May 2nd, 1PM-2:30PM EST *UPDATE: Extended through May 6th*
That's great. I would love to see this platform been used in the classroom and replacing the current textbook. Which the students instead of reading passively, they get to edit and contribute to the material and content. We have been looking for a wiki like online platform for students constructed textbook. But the privacy and ease of use are always the problem. If this platform can be make available to all educators, it would be great news. Since I am in science education, I am wondering if would be possible to including some sort of drawing, graphing, or equation editing function into it? Or that's some thing some of us need to work closely with your company? Any way, the current book is a great start.
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Yuhfen Lin
Posted about 3 years ago
Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies
Here is a much more complete talk on her work to explain the complete detail of her study. www.researchchannel.org/mov/uw_earlychild_1300k_qt.mov What she means is that as a person grow old, the ability of differentiate sounds in different language decrease dramatically after puberty. It is possible to learn pronunciation (how to pronounce a new sound) if you have a good language teacher. But it is very hard to learn to hear the sound even when you know how to produce it. Some of the people here point out how their ability to learn new language as adult. The examples we see here are limited to western languages which has rather similar pronunciation and grammatical structure.I don't think anyone would disagree that it is harder for a English speaker to learn Mandarin than Italian. You might notice that in Dr. Kuhl's study she used English and Japanese/Mandarin Chinese as comparison. The western/eastern language's dramatic difference makes it possible for her to show the discrimination in learning to listen.