From Distracted to Distributed Attention: Expanded Learning through Social Media, Augmented Reality, Remixing, and Activist Geocaching

This article proposes ways in which we, as educators, can harness the
distractions that new technologies can pose to teaching and research towards
productive models of distributed attention and collective intelligence.

Accessing Russian culture online: The scope of digitization in museums across Russia

AbstractWe compare the scope of museum digitization in the Russian Federation, a country with diverse cultural heritage and over 2,300 museums, with the scope of digitization in Europe as measured by the Enumerate Survey of 355 museums from twenty European countries initiated by the Collections Trust, UK, in 2011. Our article shows that the reach and scope of digitization in Russia is lesser than that of European museums. Digitization is mainly done in Russia for inventory purposes.

Towards a new approach in the study of Ancient Greek music: Virtual reconstruction of an ancient musical instrument from Greek Sicily

AbstractIn the summer of 2012, the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Selinunte Mission began to explore the interior of the cella of Temple R. This excavation showed that the classical and archaic layers had been sealed by a deep fill of the Hellenistic period and left untouched by earlier archaeological research at the site. Among the discoveries were a series of votive depositions positioned against the walls, dating to the sixth century BCE.

‘he liked to read, write, and whatch televishon’—The APU Writing and Reading Corpus (1979–1988)

AbstractRecent research has demonstrated the potential of corpus linguistics as a solid aid in children’s understanding of how language works. However, the availability of data from the UK is still somewhat limited. Most corpora are either based on a small number of schools, synchronic in nature, or focused on the post-National Curriculum era (cf. Lancaster Corpus of Children’s Project Writing, the Oxford Children’s Corpus, the Growth in Grammar Corpus); on the other hand, historical corpora are, unfortunately, not publicly available in electronic format (cf.

Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics). Gard B. Jenset and Barbara McGillivray

Quantitative Historical Linguistics: A Corpus Framework (Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics). JensetGard B. and McGillivrayBarbara. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xiii +288 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-871817-8. $85.00 (hardback).

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