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CALICO Update #3

Another action-packed day at CALICO:

  • The following quote was introduced during a talk on the digital divide: "Giving to the poor digital technology that has been designed for the rich may actually add to the causes of poverty and accelerate the exodus of the rural poor into cities already bursting at the seems" Digital Divide.org
  • There have been some interesting ideas bandied about concerning the use of particular iPhone applications for mobile assisted language learning. One on-going project concerns the design of an iPhone application that functions like something of a portable corpus and concordancer. It's called KWICionary.
  • This site is something of a Twitter aggregator. It compiles all the tweets people all over post that begin with the phrases to the right ("i wish", "i love", "i feel", etc.)
  • There are a lot of German speakers here - both native and non-native. It's interesting that in North American, German seems to be the foreign language most heavily associated with CALL.
  • A number of people were very intrigued by the Cyber Language Exchange. A professor from the Dominican Republic is interested in a possible collaboration with Spanish learners at UTSA.

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