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You Can Read the Comments Section Again: The Faciloscope App and Automated Rhetorical Analysis

Posted by Ryan Omizo on April 1, 2016

The Faciloscope is a web application that employs a support vector machine (svm) (Cortes and Vapnik, 1995) classifier to annotate high-value facilitation moves in online, informal learning and discussion environments. The Faciloscope is designed to return to facilitators and others who would promote online learning and conversation rapid global analysis of how online interactions are developing.

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Belfast Group Poetry|Networks

Posted by Brian Croxall on July 29, 2015

Belfast Group Poetry|Networks is a site that explores the writing workshop that run in Belfast sporadically from 1963-1972. Founded by Philip Hobsbaum, a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, the Group's members included some of the most famous poets of the twentieth centry, including Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, and others.

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Lacuna Stories

Posted by Michael Widner on November 22, 2014

Lacuna Stories’ unique annotation tools encourage skills such as historical thinking, close reading, and a critical comparison of sources. Lacuna Stories’ diverse, multimedia environment provides tools for instructors, students, and the general public to “mend” the gaps in knowledge of major historical events and to develop their own narratives. Within humanities education, specifically, the interactive, multimedia functionality of Lacuna Stories goes beyond simply replacing print reading and viewing practices.

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