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Do the footprints of stereotyping and gender bias follow us in online environments?

by Emel Ince -  Project manager @ cApStAn

 

Online translation platforms such as Google Translation and Microsoft Translator have fuelled lively discussions. Recently, one such topic on social media has been the alleged gender bias of these platforms: Some users reported that, when translating phrases ...

New research shows academic benefits of multilingualism in children

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Recent research from New York and Oregon State Universities shows that multilingual students make academic gains in reading and mathematics at double or triple the rates of their English-only-speaking peers. The research is co-authored by ...

World’s first blockchain university set to become “the Airbnb of degree courses”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Academia with a vision? Are we breaking the traditional codes that open doors to the realm of the intellectual elite? This blockchain university project is "geographically agnostic, " prioritizing a "borderless" academic community over local ...

“Non-binary” measures of sex/gender in surveys

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

As more people redefine their gender identity in "non-binary" terms, schools, governments, workplaces and parents are having to adapt, says the author of an interesting article in KQED Science (1). Lists of possible gender options ...

Looking at Comparability from the Vantage Point of Translation and Adaptation

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

 

When either the OECD or GESIS—the Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences—organise a methodological seminar, it is an opportunity to learn something from authoritative sources and to test one’s working assumptions with experts from the field. When OECD and GESIS ...

cApStAn May 2018 newsletter

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Welcome to the second issue of cApStAn's monthly newsletter. This is our first newsletter after the coming into force, on the 25th of May, of the EU Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR). We at cApStAn ...

OECD seminar on “Translating and adapting Instruments in Large Scale Assessments”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Heading to Paris for the OECD seminar on "Translating and Adapting Instruments in Large Scale Assessments" (June 7-8), and proud to have two cApStAn speakers at this important meeting, designed to foster discussion and ...

Incorporating “digital citizenship” lessons in school curricula

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village


In this interesting article for EdTech magazine, digital citizenship is defined as " a set of responsibilities all internet users should practice". The issue of digital citizenship is gaining momentum worldwide and, given the ...

What did large scale assessments add to our understanding of adult literacy?

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Irwin Kirsch is the highly respected Project Director for PIAAC, the OECD Programme of International Assessment of Adult Literacy. PIAAC measures adults' proficiency in key skills such as literacy, numeracy and problem solving. In a ...

Garry Kasparov on chess, AI and the relationship between technology and privacy

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

In his fascinating 2017 book, "Deep thinking", Garry Kasparov recounts his career as world chess grandmaster and his 18-year experience in playing chess against computers, culminating in the 1997 match against IBM's "Deep Blue". The book ...