By the end of this unit you should:
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, interaction will be primarily online. You are encouraged to form student groups and discuss this course using your preferred SNS.
Listen to this introduction to find out a little about your teacher and how to contact him.
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The official university course syllabus provides details of the grade percentages awarded to participation, quizzes and final assessment.
The course divides into two parts: knowledge acquistion and prototype development. You will work individually on knowledge acquisition and in teams of the prototype development. (For students who can code and prefer not to work in teams, you can form a team of one).
Active participation is defined (by me) as submitting assignments or completing assigned tasks via the learning management system ( ELMS ).
In general, each assignment or task is awarded either zero or 100%. Most assignments involve solving problems. This emoticon is used to remind you of these. Quizzes are conducted either online or live. There are quizzes on time, tense and visualization. The final assignment is the creation of a prototype for a tool to visualize time and/or tense. For this assignment, you need to design, develop and evaluate a visualization tool. You need to submit three items, namely the source code, a written report and a video evaluation.
Introduce yourself to your classmates. State your preferred name, something you are proficient at (programming, gaming, maths?), and share the reason why you selected this course. If your course is fully online, use the Forum on ELMS.
Read the following.
The course divides into two parts: knowledge acquistion and prototype development. In the knowledge acquisition part, we focus on the core concepts of time and tense. In the prototype developmet part we focus on visualization of language.
The first five units are dedicated to enhancing your knowledge of time and tense, and enabling you to apply this knowledge to texts written in English. We will, however, analyze and discuss texts written in different languges. The five units to be covered are:
In this part, different visualization tools are introduced. This is followed by a brief introduction to different natural language pipelines. The lion's share of this part will be spent on prototype development. This prototype needs to be evaluated and so methods of evaluation are also covered. The final unit aims to review the course, bringing together all the core concepts covered.
Read the following.
Time even plays a central role in followers of religions. Below is an extract from Genesis taken from an English translation of the Old Testament, the first part of the Bible. Gensis is based on the first of the five books of Moses in the Hebrew Torah, which is part of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible.
Genesis 1 New International Version of the Bible: The Beginning
This extract describes events in the past. The following time expressions are used: in the beginning, now, day, night, evening, and morning. By creating "time" first, the world can move from the past to the future. Prior to its creation, there was no time. For non-believers, the start of the world including the creation of time and space is explained by the big bang theory.
Read the following description, which is abridged from Wikipedia. There are four different concepts that time is used to refer to, namely:
The aim of this activity is to help you to understand the concept of time more fully.
Briefly read the link provided for each of the ten time-related concepts. Keep notes to help you remember these concepts as you will need to use them later.
Watch and listen to a short explanation of the differences in views between Newton and Einstein on time
Knowledge and application activities are designed to help you activate the key terminology and apply the concepts covered in the course so far. Try to use the terminology and concepts accurately and appropriately.
The last number of your student id determines your topic. For example if the final digit is 3, your topic is number 3. If the final digit is 0, your topic is number 10.
Read extensively about your assigned topic. Start with provided link, Wikipedia and then search for other sources. You can search in any language. Create a poster using a one-slide slideshow in landscape format. The slide should include at least three interesting points that other students are not likely to know. Include references to any sources used. Some links are provided, but you are expected to find additional sources. Submit your poster as a pdf file via ELMS.
Make sure you can explain the differences between the following simple English:
Make sure you can explain the following simple English:
Running count: 10 of #### time-and-tense-related concepts covered so far.