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#corpusMOOC week 3 a warmer task & a farewell

The warm up activity for week three of the corpus linguistics MOOC is:

‘Go to an online news website or get a copy of a newspaper you are familiar with.

Browse through it to find an article in which refugees, migrants or asylum seekers are mentioned. Read the article making notes about how the refugees, migrants or asylum seekers are talked about. You may undertake whatever analysis on the article that you see fit. Spend no more than about 15 minutes looking at the data, however. Then watch the lecture.’Comment_is_free___The_Guardian

I resisted the temptation to head straight for The Daily Mail/ Express, who are both so well known for their love of ‘foreigners’ and decided to stick to the letter of the task and choose a paper I am familiar with. So, woolly liberal lefty that I am, I found this article on The Guardian within about two mins. Read more ►

Digital Distractions or Necessary Networking #corpusMOOC

week 2 progress

week 2 progress

As I previously said, I’m learning that watching video lectures is problematic for me – so this morning I have skimmed through all the transcripts of lectures for week 2, while simultaneously completing the quiz. Not surprisingly, I got 100% on my first attempt! Although, I will admit that some of the questions were tricky and it took some unpicking of the terminology to figure out which could be the correct answer. Read more ►

#corpusMOOC and me

Here we go again. I have succumbed to my fourth MOOC – the Corpus linguistics: method, analysis,… MOOC run by Lancaster University. The furthest I have ever got so far on a MOOC was in my first one, #fslt12, was about half way. I not quite so well with my second, #OCtel, and the third one – a MOOC on philosophy run by Edinburgh University I think I didn’t get past the first week.

Starting the Corpus linguistics MOOC in week 2 I am getting some insight into how I like to participate in such event. The overload of video is troublesome for me – and skipping week 1 and heading straight for week 2 I straight way see a string of videos to consume.

After the first one, I skip through the rest to the quiz at the end. I then start to do a little research to find the answers – which has involved some Google search and some scan reading through the transcripts of the videos.

And then I get distracted and start to write this post ………..