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How AI and virtual reality could help make education more democratic

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US, offers students an experimental course, fruit of a collaboration with IBM: students are "teleported" to the busy streets of Beijing, where the environment is equipped with AI capabilities to respond ...

Finland’s longstanding contribution to the contemporary study and use of Latin

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

"Nuntii Latini", Finland's weekly radio news bulletin in Latin, was, for 30 years, a familiar fixture in the country, with a regular audience of 50.000 (not insignificant in a country of 5.5 m), and keen ...

Celebrations for the 25 years of France’s “language purity law” spark controversy

 

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

In a tweet to celebrate the 25 years of the 1994 "Loi Toubon",  the French Minister of Culture reminded the French people that "the language of the Republic is French" and that they should "say things ...

The cap nation

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

 

At a verifier training workshop in Istanbul, our Kazakh colleague had a gift for me: a traditional Kazakh skullcap. This headgear was made from white felt and embroidered with gold thread. Wearing it would enhance my prestige and authority, ...

Literary translation as a form of “shared authorship”

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2018 (1), speaks of the "profound loneliness" inherent in the work of a translator in a recent interview for the "Korean Literature Now" ...

“Because Internet”, by linguist Gretchen McCulloch: a must read

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Social acronyms, abbreviations, emphatic capitals, expressive word lengthening, creative respellings, keysmashing, hashtags, emoji, and a subtle use of punctuation are just some of the innovative ways to convey nuances of tone of voice that are ...

A charming tribute to “World Emoji Day 2019” by the AppInstitute

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

"We use them everyday to say how we're feeling, what we're up to, and as extensions of our personality. An emoji can be a convenient addition to a message, or even a primary method of ...

The rise and fall of the ampersand

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

The ampersand replaces the word and "without pretension or pomp", says the author of a recent article for "Quartz". It goes virtually unnoticed, "but adds pizzaz to the written word". Maybe that is why it ...

Translation and its role in the Cuban people’s “diaspora”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

An increasing number of translators are, in the words of the author of this article for World Literature Today, "working through a coded world of censorship and trying to bring an island to light". That ...

Industry experts share their optimistic visions for the future of education

 

Online, remote, on-demand, self-paced, informal, diverse, flexible, practical, life-long, augmented, gamified, automated ... these are some of the buzzwords related to the future of education, as seen by some of the most innovative players in the field. An interesting overview.

Source: https://www.disruptordaily.com/what-is-the-future-of-education-11-experts-share-their-insights/

 

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