Monday, December 31, 2012

A new federal government report aims to help educators and others evaluate education technology. The report includes a "reference guide" and a "decision-making model" for education-technology purchases. One goal is to offer "greater confidence that investments in cost-effective and cost-saving technology-based interventions are wise, capable producing the outcomes sought," the report states.
U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology. (2012). Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World,

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Language acquisition literature review

Krashen continues  "the long-standing discussion on the familiar topic of whether subconscious language acquisition is more powerful than conscious language learning, with a focus on vocabulary, adding recent studies as well as older ones I missed in previous publications on this topic."
Krashen, S. (2013). Reading and Vocabulary Acquisition: Supporting Evidence and Some Objections. (Stephen Krashen, Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 1 (1): 27-43.